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Mason City, Iowa
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Monday, December 21, 1964
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Opinion page Airport terminal progress MASON CITY should have its new municipal airport terminal by the fall of 1965, if plans go as scheduled. Preliminary plans have received approval of the airport commission. Final working plans and specifications should be ready within the next two to three months. The cost of the structure has been estimated afc $190,000 with another $20,000 needed to take care of related expenses. Robert Fricker, airport m a n- ager, told the Globe-Gazette, however, that "the project will be finished within the $200,000 in funds authorized by the City Council. Fricker said alternates will be incorporated in the plans to cut costs, if necessary. This could mean elimination' or modification of canopies, changes in materials and different furnishings. Preliminary sketches present a trim exterior and uncluttered interior design. Space has been set aside for two airlines in the terminal, though Fricker said only the one for Ozark Air Lines will be fin- ished. The other airline space consists of two rooms, which could be rented~until such time as needed. Movable panels also will permit remodeling to make room for a third air line, if such space is requested. The high - ceilinged waiting room has one unavoidable drawback — it has no view of the aircraft ramp. Air lines must have working access to the ramp and took precedent. Passengers will be able to see the ramp from the me/zanine, which overlooks the ramp. Frick- cr's office will be at one end of the mezzanine, but the other two- thirds will be furnished for waiting passengers. This area could be used in the future for partitioning into rental space for offices and related businesses. No partitioning is being done at present as speculative rental space, something that drew fire of some council members. I I'M good to have plans under way for a terminal as modern aa the airport it will serve. Score on the "big board" THE AVERAGE American male, or so the story goes, reads the sports pages of his daily newspaper and discards the rest. Once he knows the latest scores, he is finished. Like so many of the old myths, this one is not true and never was. His attention is attracted to any number of features — and not the* least of which in thia modern day are those dealing with investments and finances. A recent, survey by the New York Stock Exchange showed that financial news is read by 50 to 70 per cent of the men readers and, equally astounding, by 30 per cent of the women. These figures exceed by a good margin the readership of the sports pages by both HCXGS (a report that probably gave Arnold Palmer «'i nervous night). The Globe-Gazette can point to the popularity of its stock market expert, Sam Shulsky; tho money tips offered by Mary Fcclcy, and the rogular in-depth features ami daily market listings on the market page. The reasons for the upsurge in interest are several, but all are grounded in the burgeoning: economy and living standards. In recent years, for example, the number of Americans owning stock has risen to almost 20 million. Twelve years ago it was only 61/2 million. Kul; direct .stock ownership alone is not the complete answer. There is the indirect ownership in stocks .— through insurance policies, bank accounts, and other persona! finances — that extends to more than 100 million persona. And don't forget the high level of family income—now exceeding more than $7,000 per family each year. This provides a, financial cushion which is invested in some from of savings program. H all underlines the significance of what sentimentally has been called "people's capitalism." Man simply has a very deep-seated interest in a thing culled money. ' Editorial of the day This campaign fell flat (Ouge Prasi-News) Most women, it would appear from the famed brassiere ads, dream about going places in their "Mnidenform bras." So wo can't blamo Hie manufacturers for doiiiK a bit of (Iruaming lliom- sclvcs — about the millions and millions of Russian women who havi-n'l lu-cn able lo realize tlic drenin. For a couple of years Maidt-nform, Inc., lias been running bi-monthly ails in Ibo maga/ini! "Soviet Trade," Look out below! If Americans spent as inuc-h on medical research as we do on gol-woll cards, we all probably would live longer. Some persons would lie lost for wordy if it was against tho law to talk about other persons. Memo to home makers: Carelessness turns holidays into hollow days. GLOBE-GAZE A I,F:.K Issued Kvi-i-y Wcrk flny liv Ihi l.EB KNTKIU'lllRKS, INC. 300 N. Wa»hlnglon Dial 42:1 4J70 Second Clas» ro*tnu« Palil «t Mason Clly. [ow« P;il>lUhcr I.KK I 1 . I.OOMIS 192.1—19K2 RAY N. ROBERT II. SPIKOKI. DONN K. WM1TK THOH J. JKNSKN KKN K. RKnG KKNNET11 W. CAKKY MAUDE STACKHOUSK I. W. IIILLSTROM C. .1. EGGKRT REUBKN W. SWKHI.A . Publl*hrr Killtor Aii»l. nn». Mm. .M.m.icmc IMitor Assoi'i.iio Ktlllnr HIM. Arlv. M«r. Nat, Ailv. fitxr. circulation Mgr. ("omj>. Itin. Su|>l. I'resirm. Siipt. , Monday ^° D«c. 21, 1W4 MEMBER ASSOCIATED t'HRSS which l« inclusively entitled In for rrpuhllrutlnn of nil local n«wft printed In (hi* nownpitprr a* wr\\ m • II AP n«w« dlspatchr*. One year On* week SUBSCRIPTION RATKS <»y Currier) 120,00 .40 OuUld* MflKon clly ami l.ak* hut Wltliln 100 Mile! of Mutnn City. (North town Kdlllnn) By mall I year , JM.OO By mull 6 mortthn . . 7.50 OlUhidn 100 Mlln '/jnt\n (Nnilli Iowa Edlllnr.) On« yt*r — II* mvnlhf K)JO Hie Russian women about the six models nf bras now available lo them. Those famous nil-Is who have been dreaming of going places in their you-know-what linve been doing their utmost. Nu I. it lias been a dismal, if attractive failure. Not a single brassiere lias been sold in the Soviet Union since the campaign began two years ago. What portent this has in inlernational relations we do not. know. Nor what bearing il has upon tho advertising profession. Pros and cons An inspiration for •conomy Mmlison, Wis., State Journal: It probably happened only in Madison, Wis. (although we'd welcome similar news from other communities which had U.S. military hiisc.s in their areas closed): The .Madison Cily Council commended the Defense Department for its decision to close the Trunx Air Force Base — although the action moans « loss to (he area'. 1 ; economy. Remember? 10 years ago .lames T. (Tom) llarlin, Lako. resigned from the Clear Lake Police Department. He has accepted a position in the office of the Ruan Transportation Co. where he was formerly a driver. 20 years ago Pvt. Klcy Thaycr Randall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Randall, 722 N. Monroe, has been transferred from the 1st WAC training cenler at Ft. Dos Moines, for duty at the Army Air Forces Communications Center at Ashcville, X.C. 30 years ago .S. T. Tweed of Uke Mills has hccn hired by the <7nrncr school board to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Principal O. IT. Dakin. who is leaving for Emmons, Minn., to take charge of a hardware store. 40 years ago Iowa has more seed corn today than ever before in the history of the state, according to L. C. Burnett of Iowa State College, Ames, here to aid in the judging of corn in the content. THK '" KAMI I AW < LAWYKK A By WILL BIRNARD Amtric*n B«r AtMt. Plato once poked fly fun it democracy by defining it as "a charming form of government, dispensing a sort of equality to equals and uncquals alike." As a practical matter, "a sort of equality" is all that democracy can hope to offer. The equal treatment demanded by the Constitution does not mean that there shall be no discrimination at all. Discrimination is not only JegaJ, it is essential to law itself. Supp«s«, for instance, ttitt • city ordinance fixes 5' 8" as the minimum height for policemen. Clearly, this is discrimination against short men. Yet it is discrimination based on a sensible The Editor's Notebook Why young people smoke The American Cancer Society sayg the death rate for all causes of male smokers under age 69 is 129 per cent higher than that of nonsmokers. The U.S. Surgeon General's advisory committee has called cigarette smoking " a health hazard" following an exhaustive study. Cigarette smoking has been linked to lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, peptic ulcer and cancer of the larynx. These are frightening statistics, but none has made an appreciable dent in the number of smokers. The National Education Association official magazine — NEA Journal — examined the problem as it involves young people in its October issue. It stated: "Each year, according to estimates, 2 million young persons between the ages of 12 and 17 take up cigarette smoking. "Medical authorities believe that if this tread continu**, more than a million youngsters now in school will die of lung cancer before the age of 70." Why, HMH, to M many young people still start smoking? Byron Fielding, an editorial associate of the NEA Journal, points to several reasons in the article. Included are social pressure from friends, persuasive cigarette advertising campaigns, insufficient knowledge of the harmful effects of cigarette smoking and — surely not least — parental example. He refers to an American Cancer Society study that showed youngsters from homes in which hot* parents smoke regularly are "twice as likely to develop the cigarette habit as youngsters from homes where neither parent smokes." Th« cancer Mcitty mad* • study of 22,000 secondary school distinction, for a worthy purpose: To provide a better police force for the community. The Constitution has no quarrel with such discrimination. But suppose the ordinance also fixes 5' 8" as the minimum height for voters. Then the discrimination would have no reasonable basis. No doubt, such an ordinance would be held unconstitutional. What kinds of discrimination are lawful? Very often it is a close question,, a matter of degree. Consider two cases involving discrimination against women: 1) A state law forbade the serving of liquor to women unless they were seated at tables. Although the law was challenged, 4 court decided this was lawful discrimination. The court said it made sense, In the interest of morality, to discourage the too-easy mingling of the sexes. 2} A city ordinance forbndc women to stand within 50 feet of any place where liquor was sold. This time, the ordinance was held invalid. The court said the relationship to morality was too remote to justify the discrimination. Such a law, noted the court, could even punish women who — in all innocence — paused on the sidewalk to chat with a friend. In this matter, case by case, the law puts specific meaning into general concepts, but equality tempered by differences that are real and purposes that arc proper. Democracy can do no more. It should do no less. Slow pace of desegregation By Congressional Quarterly WASHINGTON — With school integration finally under way in every Southern state, the number of Negroes attending public school with whites in the South doubled in 1964 — from 30,798 In the fall of 1963 to 63,850 this year. But the new figure represented only 2.14 per cent of Negro public school enrollment in the 11 former Confederate states. In the 17-state southern and border region, 10.8 per cent of the Negro public school students were attending public elementary and high schools with whites. Thii represented an increase of 1.6 per cent over the 1963-64 school year — the largest single- year increase since the Supreme Court's 1954 anti-segregation school decision. The pace of desegregation is expected to accelerate somewhat following enactment of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which contains two major provisions to that end. Title IV of the new law — Desegregation of Public Education —authorizes the attorney general to file suit for desegregation of public schools and colleges after he has received signed complaints and certified Investor's guide Wants paid-up annuity By SAM SHULSKY Aiilhnr, "SUok Burlnc Quid." >nd "iKTtitminl for Rttlremtnl" Q. t consulted one of the large insurance companies about a paid-up annuity and was quoted a price of $22,500 for $100 a month, for life. I can do almost as well by putting, my money into insured savings and keeping the principal intact. This looks like a wonderful deal for the insurance company. What gives? Also, why isn't an annuity applicant's health a factor in computing rates? A sick person gets the same payout as an Olympic athlete, age for age. A. You don't give your age, but an annuity nuthority csli- matcs from your statistics that you are in your late 40s. At age 50, the cost of $100 a month would be somewhere around $20,000 or $21,000. I've often pointed out that there's no point to going into paid-up annuities when one is young. Your $22,500 invested at five per cent would yield $1,125 or nearly $100 a month without invading principal — so living on an annuity at this point would not make sense. Congratulations — you're still too young to start living on an annuity! As to health: The insurance industry feels that at the age at %vhich most people begin draw- Ing on their annuities, health factors may vary but do tend to average out. There has never been any difference in rates based on health. Perhaps the feeling is that once worry is removed by virtue of a guaranteed payment for life, life expectancy is improved. Furthermore, anyone feeling he wants to hedge the risk of dying loo soon can always buy one of the guaranteed types of annuity — 10 or 20 years "certain or guaranteed refund. They cost a bit more but guarantee that if you don't live long enough to use up the money your heirs will pet tho balance. Mr. Shnliky wrleamrs nil rrtdrr <n«ll and trim to tncludr all prnh- lfm» of fnrral Intrrnt In th« cntumn. that the aggrieved individuals are unable to initiate or maintain legel proceedings, and after he has notified the local school board or college authority of the complaint and given them a reasonable time to adjust to the conditions. In addition, Title IV requires the Office of Education to report within two years on progress of desegregation at all levels and authorizes the Office to give technical and financial assistance, if requested, to local school systems in the process of desegregation. The 19*4 statistics were gathered by the Southern School News, an independent, nonpartisan publication. The Southern Education Reporting Service, which publishes the News, first surveyed the situation in 1960. In the fall of that year it found that 6 per cent of the region's Negro enrollment was in school with whites. Subsequent annual surveys showed 6.9 per cent Negro integration in 1961, 7.8 per cent in 1962 and 9.2 per cent in 1964. In the faU of 1964, the News said, additional districts desegregated in every Southern state. It said the number of desegregated districts in the South increased from 445 in the fall of 1963 to 604 in the fall of 1964. Mississippi, the only state which had no desegregated public schools until 1964, had 58 Negroes in school with whites in four school districts this fall. The Southern states included in the SERS survey were Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. The border states were Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Oklahoma and West Virginia. At the time of the 1954 Supreme Court decision, all 17 of the states provided for school segregation in their constitutions or by statute. In the District of Columbia, it was estimated that about 25 per cent in elementary grades and 50 per cent) in high school attended racially integrated institutions. The SERS in 1964 found that the Southern states had 64,850 Negroes (2.14 per cent in biracial schools, out of a total Negro public school enrollment of 2,988,264). The six border states and the District of Columbia had 59.2 per cent of their Negro public school enrollment in biracial schools — 315,471 Negroes out of 533,218. Of the group enrolled in biracial schools, 106,578 were in the District of Columbia. They'll Do It Every Time WHEN THE TEAM LOSES, THE COACH PUTS THE BLAME OJ THE TEAM-' WHO ELSL? YEAH/ LET'S FACE IT-THE BOYS JUST PIPN'T WAVE (T 7OPAY-THEY WUZ OFF/IN FACT THEY JUST PLAYEP PUTRIP/' 8 'IJT WHEN THEY VVIM, IVHO GETS THE KUPOS? GIVE A LISTEN-IN — THE WINNING FACTOR WAS —7 incL wiiNr«ir<C7 rMC. IUK WAS —N (OUR EXCELLENT SCOUTING REPORTS* OUR COACWES WERE WELL PREPAREI? FOR TMOSE OTHER J( \ 6UVS ! WE STOPPED 'EM COLD.'/ r?o. sox 5, LOWELL, N.C. <_ 7^tH«l ANO 4 AWT TIP ~X) COLUMBUS studenti in Portland, Oregon, in 1*51. It iound that 14.5 per cent of ninth-grade boys and 4.6 per cent of niath-grade girls were already smoking. TbOM percentages increased to 35.4 per cent for boys and 26.2 per cent for girls by the time they were high school seniors. The next round was to find what educational approach, if any, wouM reduce these percentages. The NEA Journal story out- liaes five experimental groups set up in Portland, each exposed to a different type, of instruction. They were compared with a control group that receive not information or instruction about smoking. Th« 9«n*ral cUisificaKons of instruction were: Contemporary — emphasizing the relationship of smoking to immediate concerns as expense, athletic participation and attractiveness to the opposite sex. Remote — stressing physical damage "likely to appear in later life." Authoritative — presenting admonitory health messages and flat rules. Pro-and-con — providing facts for and against smoking. Adult role-taking — having students provide smoking and health information to their parents aad other adults, provoking discussion. It was . discovered that the "remote" approach was most effective. The "contemporary" instruction also was effective, particularly with girls, and the "pro-and-con" argument worked well with both boys and girls. Generally, the "authoritative" and "adult" approaches were not convincing. ^ • Som* states requir* H>» teaching of anti-smoking material. Iowa is not one. Iowa does require, however, that the harmful effects of alcohol and narcotics be taught. The Mason City school system has gone a step further and does include the damaging effects of cigarette smoking as part of health and science courses, starting in fourth grade and continuing through high school. Rod Bickert, assistant superintendent of schools, said the surgeon general's report stimulated the use of materials on smoking. "We had used text and other written material, but added film strips and films in the instructional program last year," he said. X » It it difficult to m«asur» how much good is accomplished by such education. The NEA. Journal concludes, however, that "any effort to inform students about the dangers of smoking is better than none." And any such advice is more apt to be effective if coming from a nonsmoking adult. II Here he comes now—let him have it!" ' J HOUSE 6.0.R CAUCUS To Your Health *«Kv Webs of spider veins By DR. JOSEPH MOLNER Dear Dr. Moln*r: I have vary thin r*d vain* on my thighs and lags. Is th*r« any way to ka«p th*m from becoming mor* noticeable, ax they are in some women? Would the injection method used with varicose veins be suitable treatment? — Mrs. L.R. These are called spider veins. It is not unusual for them to seem to form patterns somewhat resembling spider webs. From the practical standpoint, they are a cosmetic nuisance rather than strictly a health problem. All the same, they are the bane of a good many women and of some men, too, although the latter don't care as much. These are tiny blood vessels, close to the surface of the skin, which have broken or become distended and are visible. They can be present in lean as well as fat limbs. They seem to be much more pronounced in people with varicose veins, perhaps because basically such people do not have as tough and resilient a vein structure. Pressure on the vein system from pregnancy can be a factor in development of spider veins, but pregnancy does not always have this effect. Some women who never have been pregnant have spider veins. One scientific observer has reported that these little veins tend to come and go. When some disappear, others can form. But keeping track of them with exactness makes such studies difficult. It Is peuibU, although not very widely practiced, to obliterate the vessels with injections like those used in shriveling some varicose veins. It is a painstaking task, however, and has to be done with meticulous care. Since the vessels are so tiny, an injection can result in a defect more visible' than the original one. i The use of flesh-colored cosmetics can help, and is probably the simplest solution. Avoidance of circular pressure on the thighs (such as tight girdles, panties, or round garters) may be of some benefit in preventing or reducing the number of spider veins. Dear Dr. Molner: What could cause my gums, to bleed? It happens only while I am asleep. A specialist tells m» these is nothing wrong with my blood. — P.R. In that case, why not check with your dentist? It could be evidence of pyorrhea or some other gum ailment. Or it could be a result of brisk brushing before bedtime, or even a sensitivity to your dentifrice. Dear Dr. Molner: My husband has had trouble for over a year with excess saliva. He has had all kinds of stomach tests and X-rays but nothing. is wrong. He Is 76. What else could it be? — Mrs. J.B. At his age, the more common problem is too little saliva instead of too much. -Some of the frequent causes of excels saliva are troubles in the month: Diseases of the teeth or gums; dentures which do not fit correctly; mouth infections; some material in dentures which happens to be irritating; other irritants, including tobacco and some medications, especially those containing mercury of bismuth. Occasionally nervous disorders, including Parkinson's disease, and mild strokes can cause excessive salivation. Consult a dentist to see whether tooth, gum or denture problems are at fault. Dear Dr. Molner: Can twins be conceived at different times? — Mrs. W.H. Yes. Not identical twins, but fraternal twins. The fertilization of the two might be separated by hours, or even a very few days. m BOUQUET j( To BRUCE COLLINS — for being awarded a $1,000 scholarship by State University «f Iowa. The «m tf Mr. and Mrs. Alvia Collins, h« was recognized for hi« fine scholastic work in Us chosen field of accounting and Try and Stop Me .. by Cerf A VINDICTIVE lady in Shreveport, La., is driving a new, -i*- strawberry-colored automobile around town with a' crumpled right front fender. Attached to the crumpled fender is a big sign reading, "My husband did it." • » « A famous movie personage, better known for his lavish, productions than his command of th« English language, was asked, "Given your choice, which would you accept: mono-gamy or polygamy?" The gnat man pondered momentarily, then replied, "It all depends. In my office, I like monogamy. But in my home, givt m« whit* znapl* every time!" Favorite song of the optometrist: "On a Bifocal Built fo* Two." • • « Famous last words department: "So your nam« is Francui the**, but It'll never catch on!" Overheard: Wife: "Isn't It disgusting the way those men an •taring at that blonde climbing: on to a bus?" Husband: "What ITWft •

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