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January 24, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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( E D I T O R I A L It's Our Children, Not Our Teachers, Who Get- Penalized I N their approach to the educational program laid before them by the code revision commission, it is important that Iowa's senators and representatives keep in their thinking this fundamental fact: - . · ·» THE P R O G R A M IS FOR THE CHILDREN OF IOWA-NOT FOR THE TEACHERS. It is designed to give the boys and girls of Iowa the type of educational opportunity enjoyed by the boys and girls of the other prosperous and progressive states of the union with which our state likes to compare itself. Conversely, it is designed to tak'e Iowa's secondary educational system out of_a class with the backward states of the union-mostly in the deep south--alongside which in other fields we in Iowa do not like to be listed. 'rRUE, it calls for a better mini* mum salary than is now specified by law--a minimum of §720 a year as against the present $510 a year. , True, it" provides for a. system under which overage teachers may retire on a pension--from a fund to which the teacher has contributed. . .. . . But--and this Is what is important--with these added ele- m e n t s of attractiveness, our schools will be able to command better and better-trained teachers. IN the past, teaching hasn't rec- ^ ommended itself as a professional career to .our ablest high school graduates. It doesn't now. As we offer more,' we can require more. The rather common ; phenomenon of a youngster stepping out direct from high school into a classroom will be stopped. Incidentally, Iowa now is one of the. 5 states in the union where this can happen. For t h i s , penny-wise-poiind- f o o l i s h short-sightedness, our rural boys and girls have been paying the- penalty. Untrained teachers don't cost much. But they're expensive at any price. And it's our rural boys and girls who have paid the penalty. No, it isn't i the teachers who should be our' primary concern. The ablest of them can go elsewhere--^not only can but do, and by the hundreds. Iowa' trains them and they have to, find their professional opportunity in another state. PROCEEDING from this sound *· · approach--that- it's our children 'and "our-children's 'children who have the primary stake in this program--our legislators are going to find a way to move Iowa out of the public school pattern which was laid down almost 100 years ago. Instead of dwelling on the reasons why. it can't be done, they will center their efforts on finding ways to do the job which must be done if Iowa is to claim her place in the nation's educational sun. * Iowa boys and girls deserve the best of educational systems, from bottom to top. They haven't had it in 'the past and they don't have it now--particularly at the public school level. \ T HE legislature now in session is confronted with an unprecedented opportunity to set things aright and give Iowa its rightful place in the nation's educational picture. If that challenge is met head- on, the children of today and the generations to come will have rea?- sons to sing the praises of Iowa's 51st, general assembly. ' STRAIN ON THE FAMILY TIE Did You Know? By The Hastdn Service EDITOR'S N O T E--Zllttlt T»lUa( themselves of this »*rrlee tor qanlica* ·f fact--not counsel--tbould tlga itoir full Dime aud addtcsi and Inclose S 0 « n t s lor rclara poiUfe. Addresj Globe-Gazelle fnformatla B a r * A H , WasblattoD, 1). C. Mhat is the Bed Rill route? Hed Ball routes are motor convoy routes across France. Vital supplies are "red-balled" by truck hundreds of miles to the lighting fronts. How weigh? much does a football Rules require that the weight ot the ball shall be between 14 and 15 ounces, and; when inflated for play, shall have a pressure of not less than 12% pounds, nor more than 13% pounds. What Cardinal sang in opera during his youth? ,, Cardinal Mazarin, while a student at the Jesuit college in Rome, sang in the performance of the opera St. ,Ignazio. Has a president ever 'before Look Out Below Clare Booth e Luce's recent observation that "no woman over 40 has glamor" was probably designed to cover Helen Gahagan Douglas' as well as herself. . ' * . * * . One of our preacher friends says he wishes his church had all the money credited to it in the I come tax exemption dolumris. · · « « · ' Germany doubtless gets the point of that currently popular American song: "Don't Fence Me In." Your Health- By Logan'Clendening, M. D. THE HUMAN' HAND THERE is a highly respected 1 school . of .biological philosophers who maintain that it is not the massive size of his brain which has lifted man above the brutes, but his hand. The fact that we can appose our thumbs to each of our fingers has done more for us than the fact.'that we can define an isosceles triangle. ' "Nature ,11 as developed in the hand a.finely co-ordinated motor and" sensory organ which has made possible our present civilization," write Dr. Michael Mason. "The hand is composed of compact and efficiently balanced muscles, tendons and joints, motor/and sent sory nerves arid specialized nerve endings. Bulk and protection' are sacrificed, to efficiency, there is nothing to spare, each part is reduced to a minimum." · The human hand having this. marvelous efficiency and also insatiable curiosity, sticking itself into all sorts of machinery, .giving here the flywheel a little- extra spin, and trying to pry open a sticking screen door, naturally quite often gets itself into trouble. And since, as Dr. Mason points out, it has nothing to spare, when an injury occurs it is the problem of the surgeon to make as complete a restoration as possible. - . · ' ' Danger of Infection From the Record / IN the house of commons the other *· day, Prime Minister Churchill revealed that British casualties from September of 1939 to the close of November of 1944 were 1,043,554. It was the little islands, the peoples of the United Kingdom, and not the dominions or the colonies, which bore the heaviest losses. The United Kingdom .reported 635,107, while battle losses among the dominions were: Canada, 78,985; Australia, 84,861; India, 152,597; New Zealand, 34,115; South Africa, 28,943, and other colonies 28,946. With Ireland's position one of neutrality, but with -thousands of her men volunteering, the figures establish how gravely the English, the Welsh, the Scotch and the Irish have suffered in this war. Nor did the figures made public by Churchill include service' personnel, dying from natural causes, the losses of merchant seamen, or the civilian . casualties suffered during the great German blitz ot the British Isles, or subsequent losses from sporadic air attack and the flying bombs. The little islands have a popu,- lation of approximately 44 millions so that on the basis of the battle figures, excluding civilian and merchant seamen casualties, 1 out of every 80, counting men, women and children, is listed as a casualty of this war. The figures should be read simply to give the British their just due. There are still those who perpetuate that old gag to the effect that Britain is willing to fight !· U» last The greatest danger to the hand after injury is infection. A cellu- litis, what used to be called blood poisoning, with inflammation running up the tendon sheaths and lymphatics of the hand and arm may cripple such a member forever. Any injury to the .hand then must be examined and treated under the strictest possible conditions of surgical asepsis. A splinter or any penetrating body should be removed provided the removal does not cause too much tissue destruction and open the liability to more infection.-If Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From.Our Exchanges Foresight ' ' i Eagle Grove Eagle: Gp.v. Blue's inaugural address was just what was expected by those who are close to the governor. He is thinking of Iowa's future, .of the Iowa 'we want 10 years'from now. He takes a long range, realistic view of the situation. -He contemplates a condition where state income may not be as large as it is now. .Were it to continue indefinitely, Iowa could attempt "with safety, expansion of the services various groups are proposing. It should be remembered that when war came, Iowa was ready, Iowa's house was in order. That did not just happen. Gov. Blue was a leader in the group of legislators who planned it that way. Implications Estherville News: J u v e n i l e problems will not be met by suggesting that the children of today should content themselves with the pastimes of youngsters who belonged to another era unless adults themselves also intend to turn back the hands of the clock to the days- of bobsleds, coal ranges, kerosene lamps, pony express and the walking plow. This is an age .of radio, telephones, automobiles, airplanes, golf courses, tennis courts .and movies--with unavoidable implications in juvenile behavior. Goebbels Loves This --'· . Fairmont (Minn.) Sentinel: A 100 per cent American who has no one of his household in the armed service and .so far as we know doesn't own as much as a dime's worth of stamps or bonds, was just in. to howl about all this butter they are sending under lehd-lease to the dirty Russians while- us good Americans can't get as much of it as .we want. As Hitler gets pressed harder and harder in der Faderlahd his propagandists over here seem to get in their work more effectively than ever. Fourth Term Begins Sioux City Journal: Possibly the only fourth term for one man in the white house for all time began Saturday as Tranklin D. Hoose- velt was inaugurated on a portico of the - executive mansion. Unprecedented so far, the fourth term of the incumbent will become a record, it is believed, since an amendment to the federal constitution prohibiting more than 8 taken the oath of office at .the white house? Rutherford B.. Hayes, took the oath of office on the evening of March 3, 1877, at the white house, and again publicly on March 5. What states have biennial sessions of their legislatures? All the states have biennial sessions of their legislature except New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and South Carolina which have annual sessions. Is the centrifugal force of a revolving wheel greater at the rim than at the Inside? It is greater at any point on the rim than at any point nearer the center. What is the smallest fish? The smallest fish, and the smallest vertebrate, is the Pan- daka pygmaea (pygmy dwarf) which is only two-fifths of an inch long. What are the total casualties of .Great Britain so far in the present war? British casualties from 1939 to Aug. 4, '1944 numbered 925,963 in the armed forces and 33,573 among the merchant seamen. There have also been 132,092 civilian casualties making a total of 1,091,628. How long Is the coastline of Sydney harbor? T h i s magnificent Australian harbor has 200 miles of coastline. It is a mile wide at the entrance. What are movable feasts? They are those church celebrations which, depending upon Easter, may vary as to date within fixed limits. OBSERVING W. A. White Memorial -- note by the news dispatches that down in Kansas, newspaper, men have procured subscriptions aggregating $24,000, headed by a gift of 54,000 from the Kansas City Star, for the construction of a William Allen White memorial. Very properly, the Kansas Press association is giving-the memorial plan its solid and substantial backing. It would be difficult to. visualize what Mr. White himself might think about it. He was one of the most modest .of men,, shrinking from the spotlight whenever it was centered upon him.' One of the true qualities'of greatness so conspicuous in him was the complete absence of vanity. It revealed itself, in a very strange manner. Mr. White never deliberately sought out the bigwigs. He enjoyed visiting with the little fellows. He never seemed to be top busy or too tired to listen to the little chap, arid - actually seemed to derive more pleasure in rubbing shoulders with the little fellow than some celebrity. It was not a pose, on his part, but the inherent simplicity and genuineness of the man himself. · Thus far, the memorial committee has not made public fully its exact plans to perpetuate Mr. White's memory. He .pretty well took care of that himself during "It's Smart to Drive Carefully" CERRO GORDO COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL is available, It would be a magnificent thing if the entire collection was assembled and p r o p e r l y mounted in' cases in his home town in Emporia as a constant reminder to his fellow Americans. --V-A Cheer For the P-40 suppose it has outlived "its day. in an era of rapidly changing aerial fighting, but many will remember, and with gratitude, the role of the old P-40 in the early months of this war. New types of warplanes are constantly being 'developed, but perhaps some. of the older, battle- scarred ships should not be allowed to pass out without a word for what they have done. That goes for the P-40. The last of these veteran fighters recently rolled off the assembly line, the last of more than 15,000 of its type delivered to allied air forces since the start of World war II. . The P-40 may never have been the best fighter plane in the world. It may have lacked the firepower of the Spitfire, the speed o£ the Messarschmitt or the ias fully proved Its all-around quality as an aerial weapon. The P-40 held its own, and more, in every theater of war in which it operated, and .the history of the present conflict would be far grimmer reading if the record of its achievements were withdrawn. --v-The Age of An Egg presume it will not be easy to draw any fine lines but certain scientific investigations are now under way designed to prove that age, in reasonable degree makes an egg better for some uses. Of course, this does '· not go too far: There are limits, and almost anyone knows something about where they begin. However, the laboratories of University of California have announced that their experiments reveal that eggs from two to four weeks old are better than the fresher ones for tender.angel food cakes, smoother custards not likely to curdle and some other'things. Naturally this does not answer the hdiisewife's question of how to make sure about the age, until it is too late. --V-Information, Please! i Who was the author of the following books: 1. "Dombey and Son?" 2. "Peter Ibbetson" 3. "School for Scandal?" · ANSWER--1, Charles Dickens; 2, George Du Maurier; 3, HIchard The Day's Bouquet To J. L. STEVENS--for. and and distinguished career as an officer and director of Hhe Farmers Mutual Insurance /association, for the past'12 years ol which he was secretary. As he retires from active management of ;he company, Mr. Stevens has'the best wishes of both his farmer and city friends. · '.''..'.-.. Mason City .G.lobe-Gdirette. An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER " ' ·'·_ Issued Every Week.. Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 fist State Street Telephone 3800 LSE f. LOOMIS ....JPiMlsbtr W. EABL HALL . . . .MinitlDf Miter ENOCH A. NOREM . C i t y Editor LLOYD L. GEEK . AdvertJ.lnf MtT. Wednesday, Jan. Z«, I M S ' ; Entered as second-class matter . April IT, 1930. at the postolilce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 187?. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Tho Associated Press Is exclusively- entitled to the use for repubUcation of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES i Mason City and Clear Lake by year, $10 Masoo City and Clear Lake by week, SOo Outside 100 Milt Zoot--Per year SlOi t months *5-M; 3 months S3; 1 month SI. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and ffllhle 100 Miles of Maion City u Out- iid« ·( the Cartier DUtcitta «I Maiu City and Clear Lake: . . Per year by carrier 910.00' Per week by carrier . ·- .20 Per year by mall 9 7.00 By mall 6 months $ 3.7s .· By mall 3 months . . . . . . . i ; t 2.00 By mall 1 month ; ..; $-.70 there is the slightest tendency for' ACTION IS OVERDUE years for one Individual probably will b'e ratified, thus putting an end to multiple re-election for the extension of tenure. Editorial of Day one of these wounds to "fester," the hand and arm should be smothered in wet dressings oE boric, alcohol and ^ few drops'of phenol and kept hot and moist until the inflammation subsides. Various Hand Injuries Industrial surgeons have this to say about various types of hand injuries: Human bites--These are usually incidental to fist fights and hence the wound is usually on the knuckle and tooth penetration often enters one of the tendons. "Experience leads us to believe," writes Dr. Vinton E. Siler, of Cincinnati, "that doctors, hospital residents and interns do not have enough respect for this injury. %Vringer injuries---These are not limited to people working in laundries. Children suffer them frequently. Since the rollers of th6 wringer produce equal pressure on 2 sides the injury is usually limited to soft tissues. Fractures do not occur very often, but there is contusion and bleeding into the tissue spaces. Unless the skin is injured they are treated by splinting and a pressure dressing. Blood clot under the fingernail --This common injury is very common and very painful, but not serious. No treatment needs usually to be instituted. There is a great temptation to drill an opening through the nail to let the clot out, but this procedure is usually not successful^and invites infection. The throbbing pain is bad for 24 hours, but can be controlled by heat'and aspirin, or at the worst by codeine. Sometimes the blood clot gets so large that it is necessary to remove part ot r\UBUQUE TELEGRAPH - HER- ·L'AL.D: The enemies of a better school system for Iowa are a clever lot. Their, strategy varies from year to year. At the last session of ths legislature they defeated the school proposal on the grounds that they didn't have time to study it carefully. It was a weak and transparent excuse, but it worked. This time the code commission finished the bill last summer, and had it in the bands of Wery legislator the day after the general election. Ignorance could be no excuse again. Why should Iowa be near the bottom of the list of states in educational standards? That's all that the legislators heed to ask themselves. Maybe we can't finance standards prevailing among the states at the top of the list, but surely we don't need to be at the bottom. How do other states in our class manage it, financially? The answer will be found when the legislators make up their minds to put Iowa in an educational 'class where it belongs--not at the top, but certainly not at the bottom. : The new school code is a conservative measure, financially. It doesn't presume to raise financial standards of Iowa to a level equal to surrounding states, but only in that general direction.. If our lawmakers skip this responsibility again, the next 2 years may easily bring an exodus of teachers to neighboring states that will cripple us beyond repair. Nearly a third of them have already gone to better paying and more secure positions. What arc we waiting for--for the time when the states at the extreme bottom, REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO . Rev. Jordan of the Congregational church preached the graduating sermon to the mid-winter high school class Sunday. The sermon was preceded .by some music by the Empyrean quartette. . . . . The graduates were Milton Beecher, Emma Catherine Claus, Sarah .C. Anderson, Rose E. Holub, Regina B. Connelly, Bessie -Mae Mudgett, Ray E. Bogardus, Ethelyn L. Hutzel, Ruth E. Gillette, Bernice Mae Cole, Estella Burns, Hel- en F. Fitch. Sunday was a big day among the hotels of the city. Both were so crowded that guests were put in ftie attic to get a place to sleep. THIRTY YEARS AGO A women's booster club should be organized to help start the new baseball team according to J. H. Sundell,- chairman of the men's booster organization. "Some of the ladies are as good baseball fans as the men," said Mr. Sundell yesterday, "and they could work with the men's committee in arousing enthusiasm for the new club." : Clear Lake has another fine addition to the city--a new post- office. .The fixtures for the building which were thought by some to be lost in transit, arrived Wednesday and with much hard work were installed by .Thursday noon. TWENTY YEARS AGO Produce--Turkeys, young toms, 14c; retail price of eggs, 55c; Dairy 14c; retail priceof eggs, 55c; Dairy butter, 35c; Potatoes, per bushel retail, 90c. Tokyo--Replying to questions in the lower house of the imperial diet regarding the reported intention o£ the XT. S. to call another disarmament conference, the Japanese minister of war, Lt. Gen. Ugaki, said he saw no reason why Japan should take exception to such a step when it is, inspired from genuine motives of frankness, fairness and sincerity. TEN YEARS AGO Skimming the exchanges that .come to the Globe-Gazette one cannot avoid the impression that horses are in good demand at good prices. Two mares at Estherville brought $386; two mares at Troy Mills sold for $384 .... I asked a man near Mason City who is a good dairyman what was his biggest \vorry this winter and he said, "to find some bedding for my cows."--Pulse of the Farm by The Farm Editor. Flemington, N. J.--Bruno Richard Hauptmann took the witness stand today and interrupted his testimony to give way to a witness who refused to support his chief alibi. Furrowed Fancies . By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS Each year we write, with good intent a set o£ resolutions And, though our efforts are well meant our hopes turn out delusions; For scaree a week has come and the nail, but this is the exception | Mississippi, for example, begin to I and very rare. ' | pull our teachers away from us? gone since first our spoken creeds were But all the vows we worked upon have since been sadly broken. writings and in his books. rate of climb of the Zero. But it But if the original manuscript was a rugged,, able craft which Bnnsley B. Sheridan. JUST A HUNCH, ACTED KINO OF MY5TWOUS ABOUT A FEW THIN3S V'KNOW,SHE STILL REMWOS 'ME OP SOMEONE IVS ET WVSMH.' THIS NOTE FKMTHE OLD MAN.BEfJUESTC BOTH WU HIM AND REPORT OS HERE'S WHERE 1 SET VOI THINK STORM'S BEING ON TVW JAP HELD WHAT MAKES VOJ THAXSCOBCHyl WE GET OUB BEPOCT CACOS SOON AND rr DOESNfr HUBT TO BE ON THE BIGHT SIDE VJE OIDNT HAVE EN1JY APPLES SO 1 BROUSHT THE NEXT EST. 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