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Wednesday, January 30, 1946
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EDITORIALS i Atomic Bomb Test-on Ships May Fix Future of Navies THE question whether the ura- nium atom we split with such ghastly effect over Hiroshima or the plutonium bomb we unleashed over Nagasaki will smash a fleet is soon to be answered. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were army shows. Now it's the navy's turn. The U. S. navy will test A-bombs on a fleet of 97 vessels in May a project known in navy code as "Operation Crossroads." An array of navy ships from obsolete battleships and carriers to transports and submarines will be the target of this test in mid-Pacific, tentatively set for the fleet anchorage at Bikini atoll in the Marshalls. IT will take a huge covering fleet to clear the Pacific of ships and planes for this experiment on a target task force. The job of setting automatic cameras to record this test will be a major challenge, because the tiny sample of U-235 which was touched off in the New Mexico desert experiment last July burned up cameras and film as far away as 10 miles. The problem is whether A-bombs will "vaporize" a fleet as completely as they did the Mitsui steel works at Nagasaki or the huge steel tower at Alamagordo. The navy might have tried out atomic bombs on a single ship and come up with the same answer, but before dooming all navies as obsolete the navy department wants a full dress test. THE navy will test A-bombs on obsolete American battleships like the New York, Arkansas and Pennsylvania; captured Jap bat-tlewagons such as the Nagato; nazi prize cruisers like the Prinz Eugen, and a lot of small carriers and destroyers that aren't worth keeping. If one speck of U-235 or Plutonium sends all these ships to the ii MAT SEASON Look Out Below The Saturday Evening Post in its appraisal of the Truman administration as "at best, undistinguished" is kinder by far than some of its contemporaries. The spectacle of a senate filibustering while a nation writhes in economic turmoil is almost more than the normal stomach will stand. Even less sugar in 1946 than in 1945, we're told. That's something we won't like and can't lump. Health By H. N. Bundesen, M. D. bottom, battleships will go out of ' J?AlJARlC0SE fashion in a flash. Navy security will control this operation at all ends. This is our bomb and our show, although there are indications that the UNO atomic energy commission members will be invited to sit in on the test. TTOLDING this operation in a fleet anchorage will permit navy salvage to raise any ships sunk and determine what happened to them internally, because such information might contribute to defense devices'. The curtain will go up soon on this show of shows to determine the future of all world navies. Cost of the experiment is figured at half a billion dollars. It may prove worth a hundred times that sum. Big War Bill D! kEEP down in the recent Tru man message to congress and his budget for the government was a rough summary of what World war II cost the United States to date. Mr. Truman's roundup of war costs totaled $354,000,000,000 and the end is not in sight. The 354 billions include only military expenditures, lend lease and direct war costs from July 1, 1940, through outlays expected to June 30, 1947. This does not include indirect war expenditures, such as pro posed payments to veterans, in terest on the debt, and such which will reach 11 billions this next fiscal year alone. We had authorized war ex penditures of 431 billions when the shooting stopped, but not all these billions were needed. World war 1 cost an estimated $29,000,000,000. Our investment in world wars is going up. Remember that when someone casts doubts on our efforts to un derwrite peace through the united nations organization. The Kuhn Viewpoint "THE evidence of the Roosevelt administration's determina tions to get into war at any cost and by any means in order to save the British empire is accumulating at such a rate that the liars can not explain it away. All our sac rifices were secretly planned in advance to support the united kingdom in Europe. The men who were bent on betraying America succeeded where Benedict Arnold failed."- Your first guess about the au thorshin of the foregoing para' graph is wrong. l isn't, as you've doubtless assumed, from the writ ings of that great German-Ameri can patriot, Fritz Kuhn. It's the first paragraph from recent lead editorial in the Chi. cago Tribune. AN ulcer refers to a condition in which there is a loss of tis sue. Ulcer can occur on most any part of the body, and not infrequently, ulcer develops on the leg. Ulcer of the leg may be produced in various ways such as .the result of pressure, due to confinement to bed for a long time, or from wearing a cast. Varicose ulcer develops because of slowing of the flow of blood through the veins which are enlarged or dilated. When the blood flow is slowed down, the nutrition of the tissue suffers. There are certain infections such as tuberculosis which may cause ulcer of the skin of the leg. Ulcer of the leg may also develop in cancer or diabetes. These ulcers often may not produce any pain. However, when pain is present it is usually worse at night, probably because the leg becomes warm due to the bed covering and mois ture. Itching and burning are com monly present. Before an ulcer forms, there is usually some redness of the skin. The redness in creases and burning and smarting develop. Then finally the skin rash breaks down and the ulcer forms. If ulcer of the leg is present, of course, studies should be made to determine the cause. There are arious tests which may be car ried out to determine whether or not the blood is circulating satisfactorily through the veins. For example, an elastic stocking may be worn by the patient for a few days to see if improvement oc curs. If the deep veins of the leg are not working properly, the wearing of this bandage will tend to make the symptoms worse. On the other hand, if the trouble is due only to the surface veins, the wearing of the bandage will bring some improvement and a diagnosis can be made. According to Doctor Martin A Howard of Portland, Oregon, patients with ulcer of the leg should be put to bed at rest. The leg should be kept raised and hot compresses put on constantly if pos sible, until the redness and milam-mation clear up. If the difficulty is due to trouble with the deep veins, an operation is performed. during which these veins are tied off and tne flow of blood through them stopped. Later on, injections may be given into other veins which are not working satisfactorily. The ulcer itself may be treated with such preparation as gentian violet and a compression bandage. This causes healing to occur more rapidly. Of course, ulcers which are due to various diseases such as diabetes will improve when the underlying disorder is properly cared for. For 2-Term Limit SENATOR ARTHUR CAPPER of Kansas is sponsoring a move in congress to set a limit of terms on American presidents. The best of the arguments pre sented by him in support of his proposal is that multiple term rBsiHonta have it within their nower to gain control of the judi cial branch of federal government, including the supreme court. That's exactly what has hap pened within the past lo years. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Mass Education Atlantic News Telegraph: The government's educational program, which is inspiring many of our returned service men to go on with their educations, is the best thing the government has done for its veterans. Not only will the program benefit the veteran himself, but the nation as a whole will reap a harvest from the heightened standards which these highly edu cated young men will create. First Consideration St. Paul Dispatch: There is only one way to avoid the waste, the suffering and the incalculable tragedies of war. That is to avoid war. The sad and sorry truth today is that evidently the peoples of the earth do not yet hate war enough to make the sacrifices necessary to prevent war. They prefer to debate about the sacrifices of the last war while preparing for the next. General Eisenhower Charles City Press: It must be difficult indeed for a man with Eisenhower's background of ex perience and wide knowledge of present day world problems to be patient with American soldiers' excessive eagerness for civilian status. Book Learning Northwood Anchor: Book learning and theory are valuable aids toward the progress of the world but, as in the case of many mechanical inventions, they too lead more certainly to success if backed by practical experience. DeGaulle and France Davenport Times: DeGaulle kept France together for a span of 18 months. Then the old party strife and factionalism revived. The old French suspicion of autocratic leadership asserted itself anew. Better Get Ready Cedar Rapids Gazette: One of the problems to which those aspiring to seats in the next Iowa legislature should be giving serious thought right now is liquor control legislation. Britain's Attlee Clarion Monitor: Britain's Attlee is a radical person. He despises the American profit system but is anxious to borrow the cash produced by the system he hates. Manpower Shortage Burlington Hawkeye - Gazette: One of the problems facing President " Truman is a shortage of manpower in the upper brackets of the federal service. Abolish Whisky Eagle Grove Eagle: The world would be infinitely better off if whisky could be abolished entire ly. The United States tried it. They Shiver Ottumwa Courier: All the shiv ering European wants is some thing to cover him. He's not look ing for style, only warmth. Farmers Aim Clear Lake Reporter: The farm er's main aim in life is to produce as abundantly as he knows how British Loan Waterloo Courier: The more we see of the British loan, the less enticing it appears. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service FDITOR'S NOTE: Beadrrs uvnf this service for question of fact not counsel should &iffn full name and address and inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address (.lobe-'iaiette Information Bureau, Washington, 1). C. Please give the origin of the line "All are architects of Fate." It is from Stanza 1 of "The Builders," by Longfellow. How many draft dodgers were there in World war I? A total of 337,640 persons were listed as draft deserters in World war I but 163,738 were apprehended be. fore July 15, 1919. Only about 160,000 escaped conscription entirely. Who started the idea of observ ing a Father's day? The credit for the first suggestion probably belongs to Mrs. John Bruce Dodd of Spokane, Wash. How many Jamaicans were brought into this country to re lieve the labor shortage during World war II? In accordance with an arrangement with the British government, more than 20.000 West Indian Negro workers were brought into the United States during the latter stages of the war period when the labor shortage reached an acute stage. Service Questions How many soldiers are to be kept in Germany in the occupation forces? According to the war department there will be an occupation force of approximately 370,000 men in the European and Mediterranean area. Do sailors receive oversea pay? The pay readjustment act of 1942 provides additional pay for personnel while serving on sea duty, as defined by the head of the service concerned, or while on duty at any place beyond the continental limits of the United States or in Alaska. Naval personnel may also receive foreign service pay. May an officer in the army impose a fine upon an enlisted man in the occupation forces for not saluting and not being in proper uniform? According to the war department no officer has the authority to fine or order the pay forfeited of military personnel unless he is acting as a summary court. Regulations do not provide for such a sentence except by court-martial or military commission. Is it possible for a drafted man with no combat duty to receive mustering-out pay? Combat duty is not one of the requirements for receiving mustering-out pay. For whom was the destroyer Laub named? The USS Laub was named in honor of Henry Laub, midshipman, U. S. N. He was born in York, Pa., and appointed a midshipman Oct. 1, 1809. . He was wounded in the battle of Lake Erie Sept. 10, 1813. Congress commended him for his gallantry and recommended that a sword be presented to his nearest relative. Is there any statute of limita tion for desertion from the navy? The navy has a statute of limitation of 2 years except for deser tion in time of peace. The statute of limitation on desertion in time of peace extends from 2 years be yond the expiration of the enlist ment period. OBSERVING A Kitchen Prayer understand that a Mason City housewife, Mrs. F. L. '- II.. came back to her home to find the following appropriate prayer on the wall of the kitchen which had been remodeled during her absence: God bless my little, kitchen, I love Us every nook. And bless me as I do my work. Wash pots and pans and cook. And mar the meals that I prepare Be seasoned from above. With Thy jreat blessins and Thy Grace, But most of all Thy love. As we partake of earthly food The table 'fore us spread. We'll not forget to thank Thee, Lord, Who rives us daily bread. Sa bless my little kitchen, God, And those who enter in. May they find naught but joy and peace And Happiness therein. Moon Questions Raised rf" can't think of a story in war news, of course, that has aroused as much public interest as the recent release of the announcement that the moon had been contacted by radar. A number of questions have been answered by the fabulous exploit. For one thing, the fact that it took the radar echo 2Vz seconds to return to the sender proves that the moon is 238,857 miles away. Radar impulses, like light, travel 186,000 miles a second. While answering some questions, the experiment has raised a number of others in unscientific minds. Among them these: Is the moon a "dead"' planet or is it inhabited? If inhabited, then what is the language of its peoples, if they are articulate? What do they wear and what do they eat? What do they do for fun, and do they have any headaches? Who is their favorite pin-up girl? Ladies and gentlemen, I may be back next week with some more questions. Hometown Care for Disabled shall be watching with genuine interest the experiment in "h o m e t o w n medical care" for veterans with service-connected disabilities now being tried out in California and Michigan. , Doctors in the medical associations of those 2 states have signed contracts with the veterans' administration, according to Gen. Omar N. Bradley, administrator. North Carolina doctors are considering participation along like lines. At the same time the VA announced it was negotiating with the American Hospital association for use of some 20,000 beds in 3,400 civilian hospitals. This plan, VA officials said, will extend over the nation and include the 450 civilian hospitals now under individual contract in various communities. Once the entire program has matured, it will permit veterans to receive treatment and care for service-connected disabilities from their local doctors and hospitals instead of going to VA hospitals which might be outside their home communities. It will also spare excessive crowding of VA facilities. For the week ending December 27, 1945, there were 1,940 veterans receiving care in civil and state hospitals, the VA said. Hunters, Be Careful! (fyam informed by the Na-jS5JV-tional Safety council that approximately a third of all fatal Shootings in this country occur in connection with hunting trips. Incidentally in 1944 there were 2,450 deaths due to firearms. Seven times more males than females are killed each year. Information, Please! 1. What is the science of disease called? 2. Who is the chief justice of the United States? 3. Who was the latest member of the U. S. supreme court to be appointed? ANSWERS 1. Pathology. 2. Harlan Fiske Stone. 3. Harold H. Burton of Ohio. The Day's Bouquet To DAN J. P. RYAN for being elected as the 3rd representative of the Winnebago council on the national council of Boy Scouts. This comes as recognition of Mr. Ryan's many contributions to Boy Scout work as well as for other civic projects in his home community and throughout the state. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued EverT Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PI BUSHING CO. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 5300 LEE P. LOOMIS PubH.-her VP. EARL HALL ...Managing Editor INOCH A. NOREM City Editor LLOYD L. GEEK . .Advertising Mgr. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1946 Entered as second-class, matter April 17, 1930. at the postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which is exclusively entitled to use for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Miton City and Clear Lake by year, 110 Mason City and Clear Lake by week, 20e Outside mo Mile Zone per year. lf, months. $5.30; a months, 5;!; 1 month, $1. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 Miles of Mason City and Outside of the Carrier District of Mason C ity and Clear Lake: Per year by mail $ 7.0O By mail 6 months 3.75 Bv mail 3 months 2.00 mail 1 month 70 Per year by carrier 10.00 Per week by carrier .20 About Books W. G. Rogers PLAJTJflVO FOR JOBS: PROPOSALS SUBMITTED IS THE PABST POST WAR EMPLOYMENT AWARDS, edited by Lyle Fitch and Horace Taylor tBtaikston; $3.7S). fT NEARLY 36,000 essays, some V 200 are presented here, claS' sified and explained by 2 Colum bia professors. Proposals range from tax reforms to stimulate capital through various subsidies, public works and guaranteed mar ket programs to labor union re forms and work-sharing schemes. There are almost 600 pages. A WORDSWORTH ANTHOLOGY, eol lected by Laurence Honsraao Serib- ner's; $2). THE POET "most easy to laugh at, and sometimes the most difficult not to find dull," llous- man remarks acutely, is Words worth. But subtract the dross and you have some of the really beautiful lines written in English. He gives more than 100 pages of them. Remember? Editorial of Day LIFE OR DEATH INDIANAPOLIS NEWS: Small 1 business has, if anything, a bigger stake in the American system of private enterprise than any other group. Big business is only strengthened by increasing government intervention in economic processes; it has power to survive and to make itself heard, and government tends to deal with a few large units rather than the mass. But the little businessman is the one who is hurt by socialization or totalitarianism; he is the one who is forced to the wall and swallowed up as the statistics and experience of the last dozen years well demonstrate. The American system Is founded on small business that is what "enterprise" means; the right to start in a small way, freedom to survive and to build a small concern into a big business, if possi ble. It is small business that must help to defend that system. For big business private enterprise is a convenience; for small business it is a matter of economic life or death. TEN YEARS AGO Rose and Helen Dvorak, daugh ters of Mr. and Mrs. John Dvorak, braved the sub-zero weather and walked 10 miles southeast of Mason City to spend the weekend with their parents, it was learned. The Rev. J. Lee Lewis an nounced Wednesday that the pro gram connected with the banquet of Baptist laymen Wednesday eve ning and the meeting to be ad' dressed by Charles A. Wells, noted lecturer, at 7:45 o'clock at the First Baptist church will include several numbers by the Rusty Hinge quar tet. TWENTY YEARS AGO Dr. J. Franklin Boeye, pastor of the Methodist church and Lloyd Gustafson, assistant pastor, will be in the Mason City delegation at the regional council of the Methodist church at Des Moines this week. Miss Grace Mane Colloton is spending a few days at her home here from university duties at Iowa City. Clear Lake A legion hall for Clear Lake and a new home for the local post began to take shape at the regular meeting of the men Wednesday evening in the legion club rooms. THIRTY YEARS AGO Who was in trouble near the corner of Main and Eleventh streets about 3 o'clock this morning? Pedestrians on the street at that time report hearing several calls for help, but no one could be seen who appeared to be in trou ble. Who yelled? The many friends of the Mason City Boys' band will be interested to know that the name of the band is changed to the Mason City Mu nicipal Band. The change came about by the growing membership of men. The band now reaches total membership of 30 active members and is doing splendid work under the able directorship of Prof. J. H. Jeffers. FORTY YEARS AGO The Mason City girls basketball team defeated the girls basketball team of Fort Dodge Saturday eve ning in a warm game at that place. The score stood at the close 14 to 5 in favor of Mason City. The champions are Misses Hattie and Mattie Younglove, Martha Batty, Hattie Anderson, Ella Pedelty and Helen Mills. They were chaperoned by Misses Long and Stockman. This now makes the girls team of this city champions of northwest Iowa Fred Herman is home from few weeks at Colfax where he enjoyed the refreshment of the treat ment at that resort. Eggs 15c per doz. at McGregor & Deans. Advertisement. 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