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»«»S«^^ EDITORIALS Look Out Below! THE EGG AND US Purpte verfary the and - lh ' s an «""n the sun '" " bank "' «°' d<i n ""•> v!s u *ercd in the anni- "'" of "'« hts . Ing in th- S th / S ^ Peopling every sea join- chler a^ri ^ - d festljvities - And with song and we fcellb?a-I ]0y mh ' th ° f the holida > ' time Christmas Day TT is the most joysome day of the year, worthy th^ n ™ 'f be ? uti f. ul worship, the sweetest P l Tf m ° St / plcndld P an egyric of the King V S * day ° f gift bca ^g for one of the to eivh V £ OUr - Kln S was, "It is more blessed Meht fnJ <h *V; eCeive - !t is a da ^ of s P ecial <*e- S, 5,v,n« I5 e h , ttle ones ' whose faith is y« simple, with th? thfef . St ° ry , °l tne bab y B °y in the manger nn^i i g °- Sheep and cattle and shepherds £ g< ? S atnd wise men and a bright star, staged « h ?v, Stable in Bethlehe m of Judea, will al- rm S reate st drama of the ages. For of w^ ,? nT ! s - He said ' " Of such is the kingdom * ^"* 1S occasion ^r special remember- of the poor, for He said that even a cup of cold water given them in His name would not be without us full reward, and His whole life was for their surcease from sorrow, poverty and pain Christmas Day A ND the wonder of it all is it is universal. In the ** palaces of the kings or on the steppes of Siberia; in European court or in .the lowly homes or the peasantry; in the white house or in the city mansion; in the western cottage or the southern cabin; m the islands where once cannibals feasted on the advance agents of this glorious holiday or in tjie interior of darkest Blackland; from Greenland s icy mountains with the swinging candelabra of the aurora, to India's coral strands with their bewildering phosphorescence; from the conservatories of the Flowery Kingdom across sea and continents to the black shores of the Patagonians, the celebration is universal this — Christmas Day A ND the music of it, too, girdling the globe in **• one great orchestra and chorus! The modest bell of the village kirk, the diapason of the deep- throated, loud-tongued sentinel in the big city church steeple, the roar of the chimes from the sathedral towers, the tintinnabulation of the merry sleighbells, lovers' music ever; the thousands of trained singers in the glorious symphonies of the Messiah; the millions of children with glad voices filling the air with cadence of Christmas carol and cantata and Yuletide songs; myriads of surpliced choirs with mighty anthem, in many languages and tongues, echoing from mountain to mountain, and from continent to continent, rising high above the accompaniment of Neptune's glorious orchestra — Christmas Day OURELY this universal gladsome time must have VJ had unusual origin and must commemorate the anniversary of a great King. Centuries ago 2 humble people with the golden cord of sacred love binding their lives journeyed to Bethlehem of Judea and the arch of blue will never again witness such a sidereal illumination. Three of the wisest men of the eastern world, who knew the stars better than we, with gold and frankincense and -myrrh, journeyed to be at the christening of the royal Babe of all the ages. Suddenly the diamond finger of the night pointed the way, the shepherd on the hilltops saw bewildered the'' batons of the angels dripping with light, and, with celestial accompaniment, heard entranced the choirs of the Heavenly host chant the sweetest music the world has ever heard, "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men" on that— Christmas Day I T is in His spirit of adoration that we welcome to'day the music of the laughter of childhood, the exuberance of youthful glee, the new born happiness of man and maiden, the good cheer of the family fireside in happy reunion and the joy that comes to everyone who following the example of the King has endeavored to make some •ad soul happy and eased the burden of some soul Perhaps Mahatma Gandhi was right when he used to insist that the principal trouble with the so-called Christian nations of the world is that r ^i, merely W °RSHIP Christ—they don't FOLLOW Him. IT'S BEEN SAID: "It is in vain for you to expect, it is impudent for you to ask of God forgiveness for yourself if you refuse to exercise this Eorgwing temper as to others."—Hoadly. 4?£ e -° £ °« r f* c j» an ges sees hope that inflation tapering off. Under a recent drop in prices, used hlt I 1 ' 6 n °^ u elling for onl y 3 times as m uch as they brought before the war. With republicans still on a diet of crow it's ]ust a little inconsiderate of Mr. Truman to suggest "red hernng" as a dessert. Grafton's old philosopher regards life as an eternal struggle to keep one's earning capacity up to one s yearning capacity. Safety Memo: Resolve to be alive the day after Christmas. And a merry, merry Christmas to you! Pros and Cons Gleaned From Our Exchanges Some Interesting Viewpoints Indifference Hurts Indianola Record-Herald: The greatest progress made in the council of the United Nations was when numerous national representatives slept while Vishinsky talked. That was something Russia had not counted on. When the world quits taking an interest in her tirades. Russia will won- aer what's up. Looking Back Hampton Chronicle: After reading some of those Eisenhower "memories" which he is syndicating for some fat pay, we are still wondering why the American forces were kept out of Berlin, .when we had it in our pocket, and why Russia was allowed to take over. Better Traffic Conditions Ottumwa Courier: A number of prospective state legislators want better highway traffic conditions but they do not favor enlarging the patrol force. This is typical inconsistency. Belittling Congress Eagle Grove Eagle: One of the things we object to most strenuously about the Truman administration is its studied and too successful campaign to belittle the national congress. It Could Be Enjoyable Fairmont Sentinel: Life could be a lot of fun, but then there are those who take it so seriously . that they spoil what little enjoyment there might be for everyone else. "Anglic" Look Boone News-Republican: The new English prince is described as having an "angelic" look. 4 What baby of 4 weeks, prince or commoner, doesn't have? Not So Funny Washington Journal: The funnies are not funny to the, father who has to read and explain them to little Junior on Sunday morning. $25,000 in Bank Washington Journal: That man over there in the denim jacket and torn overalls owns 3 farms and has $25,000 in the bank. a King has been born. In a strange place. In a strange season of the year. In strange circumstances. Not in a palace, but in a stable. Not in perfumed spring, but in chilly winter. Not surrounded by royalty and kingly courtiers, but by humble folk and the patient beasts of the field. In a manger was He conceived that He might establish His kingdom in the hearts of all humanity. Not in the month of roses was He born, nor in the season of harvest, nor in the time of ripe fruits, nor when scarlet and brovyn upholster the groves and forests, but in the chill of December, among the lowly, that He might rescue the battalions which come from off the moors, or the army of distress which sweeps along the dark lanes, or the platoons of poverty wnich pass against the cabin or the shack. He was born among the cattle and the sheep that He might teach His subjects mercy and kindness to God's dumb creatures, knowing that the humane afflatus would diffuse a higher kingdom and hasten the era of the universal brotherhood and universal peace. Thus was our King born — Christmas Day rpHERE is no character in all history to match •*• the Galilean. Alexander and Darius and Cae- lar and Napoleon and Charlemagne conquered nations of the world, but they are gone. They ruled by force and sanguinary conquest bv.t their crowns are dust. But the Nazarene of royal blood yet of lowly birth, Who was the apotheossi of democracy, is still King of Kings when emperors and kings and potentates are forgotten in their dreamless dust. His was not the mission of conquest but to set the captive free. His was not the mission of barbaric splendor or riotous living but to feed the hungry, to aid the orphan, to reclaim the erring, to clothe the naked, to open the eyes of the blind, to heal the sick and make whole the sin-stained soul. Napoleon depended on cannon and bayonets, Caesar on shield and spear, Alexander on lances and coats of mail, but Emmanuel's kingdom is the Kingdom of Love, His scepter eternal salvation, His kingly robe the mantle of righteousness, His armies the invisible of Jehovah, His throne millions of hearts — Christmas Day It is in this spirit of loyalty to King Emman- nel that we wish every reader a Merry Christmas, IW*— Chrislmas Day. Editorial of the Day THE MESSAGE OF CHRISTMAS COUNCIL BLUFFS NONPAREIL: But I say vx unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you. Matt. 5, 44. These words were uttered more than 19 centuries ago by Jesus whose birth We celebrate next Saturday. The world was miserable in those days. Civilizations had perished one after another and new cultures had arisen. Religions had flourished and been forgotten. Suddenly Jesus appeared and proclaimed Himself the son of God. Few paid any attention to Him at first, but soon He began to attract multitudes, first by the miracles He performed, and finally by His teachings. One day He went up into a mountain, followed by a throng of people who had become interested m the strange doctrines He taught. There He preached the greatest sermon ever heard in the world. The people were astonished. No man had ever spoken as He did. Probably nothing surprised them more th;;n the command to love their enemies, and pray for those who used them despitefully. ' To most of those who heard Jesus, His program doubtless seemed foolish, just as it does to many people today. But 11 of the 12 disciples and a few others caught a glimpse of the vision. They were inspired to tell others about it, and in a few years thousands were calling themselves Christians Few lived up to all of Jesus' teachings all the time any more than the great majority who call themselves Christians in this age faithfully obey all His commandments. But as the centuries passed the gospel of Christ spread throughout the world. Wherever it was accepted life became more abundant. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—Mrs. Charles Luick was chosen oracle of the Clear Lake camp of Royal Neighbors of America for the ensuing year at the regular session held at I.O.O.F. hall. Mrs. George Perkins is vice oracle; Mrs. George Peterson, past oracle• Mrs. Cora Hill, chancellor; Mrs. Verne Peterson recorder; Mrs. F. G. Cookman, receiver; Mrs. Harold Grattidge, inner sentinel; Mrs. Walter Post manager; Mrs. Clarence Prescott, marshall, and Dr. A. B. Phillips, physician. 20 YEARS AGO Earl Walsh, director of athletics at the Des Moines Catholic academy and a former Notre Dame athlete, in his selection of an all-state academy football team, has chosen Paul Polansky, St. Joseph's of Mason City fullback, on the 2nd team. On the honor roll he has placed Leland Hurley, center, and James Lynch, back. The former has been chosen captain of the local eleven for next season. 30 YEARS AGO Handicapped by lack of team play and bad playing, conditions the 20 volleyball players who went: :to Plymouth last night carried back the smaUiChunk of an 8 game series. Both Mason City and Plymouth had 2 teams on the program, each pair playing a 4 game series. Director J. Royce Brown however was pleased at the showing of the Mason Cityans. 40 YEARS AGO Among the college students expected in the .city today and who have already arrived are Miss Dora Holman, Julia Stowell and Miss Francis Haynes from Iowa City, all of this city, and Miss Shirley of Clear Lake. Will Holman is expected also for a few days' visit. To Your Health! Roving Reporter By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. PENICILLIN DUST are a number of different ways of ad•*• ministering penicillin. For example, it may be injected into a muscle, it may be taken by mouth, and now it may even be breathed in, in the form of a nvst or dust. An extensive study has been carried out by^Dr. Krasno and his co-workers, on more than 350 patients, using penicillin. dust and, under his direction, a simple apparatus for administering the dust has been devised. Of the 350 patients, about two-thirds had infections of the ------- . --------- respiratory tract, and the ma- DR. BUNDESEN jority had symptoms of a cold. ihe great majority of the remainder had infections of the lungs. A few were given the penicillin dust as a preventive against infection, before and after operations. The lung infections treated were bronchitis and the infections that accompany bronchiectasis, a condition in which the tubes in the lungs are dilated or stretched. The patients breathed in the penicillin one to three times daily. Tests to determine the number of germs present in the nose, throat, and lungs showed a great reduction following the use of the penicillin dust. Studies of the blood showed that the penicillin was absorbed into the blood, the amount in the blood being great enough to have an active effect for a period of five hours following the treatment. Occasionally, reactions to the penicillin occur m the form of skin rashes and some irritation of the throat. Of the entire group of patients treated early, more than a third were greatly improved, and another third were moderately improved. This method of treatment seems to have particular value in bronchiectasis. Improvement usually can be obtained within ten days to two weeks, and can be maintained by continued treatment at home. The treatment with the penicillin dust cannot be relied on for handling more serious infections, such as pneumonia. In such cases the injection of penicillin into a muscle or its use by mouth is also advisable. The penicillin dust treatment is economical, and hospitalization is not necessary in carrying it out. The patient getting such treatment can go .about his business without loss of time. Of course, the treatment must always be carried out under the direction of the physician. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS A Reader: When I work in water my fingers won't straighten up. What could be the cause? Answer: It is not possible to determine exactly what is causing your difficulty. You should have an examination made by your physician to determine if any abnormal condition is present. The difficulty may be due to muscle cramps, or possibly to some disturbance of the circulation as a result of immersion of the hands in cold water. They'll Do It Every Time Hal Boyle of the AP FLASH: SANTA'S ON HIS WAY ! TVfORTH POLE, Dec. 24, (/?)— He's off! Santa J-' Glaus is on his way at last! The jolly old Saint and his famous reindeer are zooming through the Arctic skies right now, heading for the American border. He'll reach it tonight. The northern lights switched on to a clear steady green, the "go ahead" signal. And the Royal Canadian mounted police sent Santa this message: "We are clearing all air lanes in your path, old boy. There is 110 speed limit for you tonight. The sky is yours. Go as fast as you like. 3ood luck!" And Santa Glaus needed that wide, clear road in the sky. For his big red sled was packed so Cull of gifts it overflowed. It looked like a hay rick zooming through the crisp air. As Santa Claus climbed up into the seat of the sled, puffing a little because he has gained some weight this winter, 3 black and white penguins waddled across the snow in front of the reindeer. "Here, here, get out of the way, please," said Santa Claus importantly. Then he said, surprised: "Why what are you penguins doing up at the north pole anyway? You're supposed to be at the south pole." We're on vacation," said one of the J penguins. "We're looRing for HAL BOYLE Fiorida - Have you seen it anywhere?" "Climb aboard, climb aboard," boomed Santa. "I'll drop you off there." Just then Mrs. Santa Claus came running out waving a long piece of paper. "You almost forgot your list of good children," she said. "Never mind," said Santa, "I don't need it. This year I am going to give a present to every little boy and girl, good or bad. The bad ones will feel sorry then, because they know they don't deserve a nice present. It'll make 'em try harder to be good next year." Santa stood up to crack his whip in the air the signal to be off. But then he heard a small voice crying: "Wait, please wait." It was Cluny, Santa's favorite little elf. The other elves gossipped about Cluny and said she was clumsy at making toys. But Santa knew it was only because she was so young. He liked her because she had a good heart. "Here," said the tiny elf, holding up a small shiny figure. "What's this? What's this? grumbled Santa. You re too late. My pack is already loaded." ™, T -,' S / ml . y ,.P n . y P re «"t to the world," said Cluny. "I marte it at night in my room—all by myself." Santa took the little figure from her hands. It was m beautiful ancel with butterfly wlnjs and a rone of purest ••»'i «i. the an * el held » sm »" ma * 10 w » nd It is the angel of peace," explained Cluny. ii," Wh5 [;. Chlny: " sald Santa. "Thl., Is betier «ian all the other cifls put together. I'll see that your anirel w»ve« hrr wand for one day at least over every home In the land. And he picket! up Cluny and jnve her a hip whljker- llckiy kis.s on lier check. Then he picked up his lonr whip apaln and cracked It sharply in the froity air. Santa was on his way. By Jimmy Hatlo 1925 -"WlTH SIX KIDS TO WASH CLOTHES FOR, POOR MOM HAD To DO THE LAUNDRY THE HARD WAV—- 1948-FAMiLV £EUNION~THE KIDS ARE ALL OUT ON THSR OKW NOW«GUESS WHAT POP FINALLY GAVE MOM- „ FROM ME TO yoa, MOTHER." Observing Hot for Children Alone : do not agree with the often-repeated saying that Christmas is chiefly for the youngsters. Certainly it is for them, and every right-hearted person rejoices with them in the unadulterated happiness they find in it. But it is for us all just as much —for parents who are delighted in the pleasure of the children, and feel a blissful satisfaction in the sacrifices which they have contributed to make the day happy for the little ones. And for the grown-ups, too, who find old friendships renewed and strengthened in the glow of Christmas, and who happily renew old acquaintances long out of contact and sometimes out of mind until the holidays bring the welcome remembrances which freshen old ties. Christmas is a season of reunion and revitalization of all that is most precious in life. Christmas Day in the Morning t have chosen for publica- ' tion this day, out of a large number of contributions, this Christmas poem from the pen of Mrs. Ae'lis Churchill Chaphe of Homer, N. Y., formerly of Vermillion, S. Dak. Even though blind, Mrs. Chaphe sees more beauty in the world about her than most of us blessed with sight. Christmas would not be Christmas cleur, Carolling bells would not ring so clear If I did not feel your presence near On Christmas l}ay In the morning. My Chrtslmas tree would not seem so gay, It I did not see in each candle ray A vision of you, though far away On Christmas Day in (he morning. Even Bethlehem's story ages old Would not quite all of its beauty hold If it did not for you a nrayer enfold On Christmas Day in the morning. A Prayer that happiness, Joy and Cheer May fill your heart as the tells ring clear And the thought of you brings heaven near On Christmas Day In the morning. Spread Your Yule Cheer k commend to you this principle of Christmas giving from that beloved "elder statesman," Bernard Baruch: "Instead of giving so much to a few, let us try to teach as many children as possible with a first toy which is worth more in Christmas spirit than all the toys that c.orne afterward—and a' little something extra to eat." Norwegian Yule Custom t have it from one who . ought to know that in Norway an important item of the Christmas menu is a rice pudding into which one almond has been placed. The belief is thai the person who finds the almond will be the first to get married. Christmas Should bea holiday* NOTa hollow day.' KAIIONAl SAFqy COaNCIt A Fact and a Faith ; commend to you this estimate of Christmas by a former lowan, Doctor Joseph Fort Newton, now head of one of the nation's oldest Episcopal churches in Philadelphia: "Not a myth, not a divine fairy story, not a fiction woven of stable-straw and star-light, Christmas is both a fact and a faith, a power and a prophecy of a brighter, kinder, happier world in which pity and joy will join hands and walk, star-led, in the way of the will of God. Only God could have thought of Christmas." Your Carrier Boy k hope that on that list of , minor Christmas remembrances of yours, you are not forgetting that lad who each day—rain or shine, hot or cold—. delivers your daily newspaper. If he has given you good service, a token of appreciation would be in order, don't you think? It might even make a good service better. THE DAY'S BOUQUET To THE MASON CITY AND ST. JOE BASKETBALL TEAMS —for their pre-Christmas perfect marks on the hardcourt. Both schools have had unusual success in basketball and the present season is no exception. Though there may be stumbling blocks in regular season play, followers of both teams already have high hopes for tournament play next spring. The success of the Mohawks and Jo- hawks is attributed to hard work by the players, good team backing and fine coaching. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers using this service* for questions of fact—not counsel—should sign full name and address and inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address the Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, SIR Eye Street N. E., Washington -, D. C. Why do soldiers often refer to their superiors as "brass hats?" The term originated in the British army where it was used to refer to generals or staff officers from the ornamental gold braid on their caps. Like many similar terms it became popular during World war I, though it had been in use much earlier. Are there special ports of entry for aliens who come to the United States by air? On flights to the United States from foreign countries the first landing in the United_States must be made at a port of entry, unless permission to land elsewhere has been granted. The bureau of internal revenue, treasury department, designates airports of entry, also establishes general customs provisions. Is Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro" based upon a play? "Le Nozze di Fagaro," a comic grand opera, is based upon Beaumar- chais' "La Folle Journee, ou Le Mariage de Figaro." Mozart's attention was drawn to the satirical comedy by production of it having been forbidden in Paris, and by the fact that it had stirred great interest in Vienna. What are the primary emotions? Science recognizes 3 principal or primary emotions in human beings—those of love, fear and hate. All other human emotions are regarded as modifications of these 3. Is the Christinas rose a true rose? The Christmas rose, Helle- borus niger, is not a true rose. Originally a native of the Swiss Alps, its snow white flowers bloom in mid-winter. \ Which are the largest baseball parks in the United States and in the world? The Sporting News says that Cleveland Municipal Stadium, seating 78,811, and the Yankee Stadium, seating 70,000 are the largest baseball parks in the United States. There is at least one park in Japan which has been used for baseball that seats even more people than either of the 2 in the United States. Was Norman Thomas, the socialist leader, ercr a minister? He is a graduate of Union Theological Seminary and served as minister of several Presbyterian churches in New York until 1917, after which he followed literary pursuits. What is Ihe cost of firing a. 21- gun salute? It costs approximately $35 to fire a 21-gun salute. Where is the World's Postal Union monument? It is in Berne, Switzerland, and was erected in 1909 in commemoration of the founding of the World's Postal Union in 1874. How many RUM has the navy's new cruiser, the Des Molnes? The USS Des Moines is reported to have the most iormidabJc arma- Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures EVANGELINE CORY BOOTH, born Dec. 25, 1865, in London, 4th daughter of Gen. William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army. Reared in an environment of militant r e 1 i - gion, she joined her father working among the poor when she was a girl. At 23 she took command of the work in London, went to Canada, to the Klondike in the gold rush, then led the movement in U. S. for 30 years, and retired from world leadership in '39. mcnt of any cruiser ever launched. The navy has permitted disclosure of the fact that she is the first naval vessel to carry a completely automatic battery of rapid-fire 8- inch guns. She has 9 of these formidable guns, capable of firing 4 times faster than any gun of such large size has been able to do in the past. What was the name of A. .T. Cronin's first book? "Hatter's Castle," which appeared in England and the United States in 1931, was the author's first novel. His only publications prior to that date were his M. D. thesis and his survey of medical regulations in British collieries. Will any of the benefits received under the GI bill of rights be subtracted from a future bonus? Benefits which veterans receive under the servicemen's re-adjustment act of 1944 will not be deducted from any future veteran'* benefits. Mason City Globe-Gazette AN A. IV. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East Slate St. Telephone 3800 Entered as second clas» matter April 12, 1830. at the postofflce at Mason City. Icwa. under th« act of March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS ..... Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER ---- Adv. Mgr. Friday, Dec. 24, 1948 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PHKSS which ts exclusively entitled to use for repub- licallon of all local news printed In thli newspaper ai well ai «U AP ncwi dispatches SUBSCRIPTION RATES tn Maxon City and Clear Lak» (Carrier Delivery LiralUJ One week OuUWe Mason City and Cl«»r I-ak« But Within 100 Mlles-of Mason City By m»il 1 year .......... ... f • M By mall 6 months ......... ' " ' ^'71 By carrier per week ........ '.'.'..'.', M OuVsld. 100 Milt Zoni by M»ll Only One year .................. Six month .................. \\ \ Thrca months ......... '.'..'.'.'.'.'.'..

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