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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 23, 1948
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EDITORIALS Hitler Shrine, Built for Ages, Will Be Razed shell-ventilated ruins of Hitler's H reichschancell <*y are going to I" m Berlin ' The buildin * di Sector haa deci ded to ° f Look Out Below! WAITING FOR SANTA CLAUS be vision r>roo? 19 v?° W ,? en Hitler built this bomb- Reich" C ? anC6lIery f ° r his "i' 000 Year ««eh it was put up to last for the ages. Every allied raid on Berlin and every \ i M PiGCe t0 ° k a Crack at ifc - Lon * Berlin was encircled by approaching armies, the reichschancellery had been ripped and riddled. Hitler and Eva Braun took refuge in the reichschancellery bunker in the garden adjoining the wing of Hitler's office. Here Hitler spent his last frenzied hours and here, from all present evidence, he died. QOLDIER souvenir-hunters made a ^ shambles of the reichschancellery. Hitler crests, chinaware, library volumes, trophies were stolen in the first hours of Berlin's occupation. After that the Russians sacked the structure, ripping out the Italian and Bavarian marbles, using its rich woodwork for fuel, and grinding up what was left to build memorials to the red army. Now the remains of the building will be blown up and with it will go the last reminder of the Hitler reich— the balcony, the bunker, and the long marble colonades where Hitler received every crop of new nazi officers. nazi legend of the master race has practically died. Recently one of the news magazines in the U. S. zone published a typical Hitler picture on its cover to test the German reaction. Germans first seemed puzzled then amused by this presentation, sanctioned by American military government. They had forgotten how ridiculous the fuehrer looked when shown in an unheroic pose. With the destruction of the reichschan- cellery, one of the last ghosts of "the nazi era will go to the grave. Road to Bethlehem star which lighted the route of the 3 Wise Men on the road to Bethlehem, this Christmas will illumine a different scene than that of a year ago on the 5-mile strip of highway from Jerusalem south to Bethlehem through the battle zone. This year the traditional Christmas procession of the faithful from the old walled city of Jerusalem to Christ's birthplace will move along unhampered and unchallenged. Conferences between Arab and Jewish commanders, arranged by the Italian consul as an intermediary, confirmed the truce across battle lines. Before the roll of gunfire echoed in the Holy Land, as many as 30,000 pilgrims crowded into Bethlehem at Christmas, 1946, to see the re-enactment of the birth of the Saviour at the grotto. With Palestine under arms last Christmas only a handful of brave and devout worshippers came to Bethlehem in defiance of battle zone passes, road blocks, and sniper fire. The road to Bethlehem winds' south and west from the old city through 2 miles of outposts controlled by the army of Israel. From Talpiyot and Ramat Rachel 3 miles farther, the road to the old settlement of Bethlehem is in the hands of the Trans- Jordan Arab Legion. As Christmas approaches this year, an uneasy truce rests over the Jerusalem area. Battle stations are still manned, but there are exchanges of prisoners. Refugees move freely through no man's land. This Christmas, Palestine will again witness a revival of the pilgrimages to Bethlehem, an undertaking in which American Consul William Burdett has played an influential part. World's First Lady T O the suggestion that she might succeed Gen. George Marshall as secretary of state, Eleanor Roosevelt has made this comment: "Too silly for words." Quite probably, the report is not well founded. But Mrs. Roosevelt is more deprecatory of the matter than most Americans would be. The truth is that the former first lady has grown in stature and standing with the years. Her work in the UN has been outstanding. It isn't too much to say that Mrs. Roosevelt today exercises more influence on world opinion than any other wonoan. Keeping red ink out of government books and red officials out of the government itself is just one of Harry Truman's problems. Served to us as a "red herring," that Chambers-Hiss rumpus has become completely indigestible, Mr. President. IT'S BEEN SAID: "Welcome evermore to gods and men is the self-helping man."—Ralph Waldo Emerson. When the white house redecorating job is completed, everything's going to look new except the faces. Living in a world neither at peace nor war has its wearisome aspects. Safety Memo: Christmas is a season to be both merry and wary. Pros and Cons Gleaned From Our Exchanges Some Interesting Viewpoints Better Administrators Needed Mankato Free Press: Herbert Hoover speaks from experience when he urges congress to increase the salaries of key administrators in the government service. He declares that greater remuneration must be assured if the government expects to keep the skilled, experienced men it now has and to attract young men of ability to that field of public service in the future. Waste of Money Davenport Democrat: Through our friendship and sympathy for the Chinese people, over 4 bil- hpn dollars of American money has been sent to that country, with no betterment of conditions to show for the expenditure of so vast a sum. Instead the money has been wasted on an incompetent, graft-ridden government. Soldier Bonus Osage Press: With an expendable balance of nearly $800,000,000 in the state general fund at the present time and another $25,000,000 likely to be added from this year's income, Iowa could pay all of the recently-approved soldiers' bonus of §85,000,000 without the necessity of issuing any new bonds for the purpose. Tucker's Tribulations LaCrosse Tribune: When Preston Tucker, Chicago's much-publicized designer of a revolutionary rear-engine car with more trick features than all the other makes on the market, recently closed the doors of his Cicero avenue plant, he also closed the door on hope for thousands of investors in his venture. Down-Payment Plan Manly Signal: Somehow or other we believe that if our ancestors had bought their covered wagons on the down-payment plan they would never have gotten across the Mississippi. Nobody Won War Washington Journal: Gen. Eisenhower's new book has renewed the argument about who won the war. But there's no room for argument on that score. The answer is, nobody won it. Corporation Taxes Council iBluffs Nonpareil: It is predicted in Washington that corporation taxes will be increased. Corporations have no votes and don't control many. Still a Good Investment Northwood Anchor: There probably is no better investment in the country than United States savings bonds, considering both yield and security. Beware of Worry Sheldon Mail: Worry cannot change the past, but it can ruin your present and handicap your future. Editorial of the Day LOCAL DISCUSSION MEETINGS /•pHORNTON ENTERPRISE: It takes time and •*• planning to have successful township meetings but it is worth the effort, Cerro Gordo coun- ,ty Farm Bureau year book planning committees report to Marion E. Olson, county extension director. He points out nearly 8,000 township meetings are held all over Iowa each year and that more than- 5,000 farm men and women share responsibilities for arranging and conducting these programs. This work involves expense as well as work and they do it because they believe they are advancing a cause, Mr. Olson said. When asked why they do this work, they state such objectives as promoting discussion of problems and participation in educational programs, providing neighborhood good times, maintaining strong local foundation units as footings for a strong farmers' organization, and encouraging individuals to discover their talents and provide experience which develop leadership abilities. "Dictatorships do not favor activities of this type and only in a free society do citizens solve their problems and develop their human resources," Mr. Olson said, as he encouraged more discussion meetings among farm folks in the county. Do You Remember? 10 YEARS AGO Boy Scouts of Troop 35 of St. John's Episcopal church were guests of the troop committee at a waffle and sausage dinner held in the guild room of the church. The dinner was prepared and served by the troop leaders and committee. Members of the committee are M, C. Lawson, chairman; Ralph Lloyd Jones, C. Frederick Beck,. Charles F. George, L. G. Hawkins and the Rev. C. Burnett Whitehead. H. E. Sinn is scoutmaster, John McEachern, assistant. 20 YEARS AGO Clear Lake—Decorated in a color scheme of the holiday season a pretty Christmas tree and a live Santa Glaus distributing presents formed a perfect setting for the Altrurian club party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kennedy, Jr. Husbands of the members were guests. High score prizes were awarded to Mrs. Bruce Kennedy and Earl Colburn. 30 YEARS AGO Alfred E. J. Burmeister was given th«» Third degree in Masonry last evening at the Masonic Temple of Benevolence Lodge No. 145, when Kenneth McAllister, past master did the work. Past Master McAllister was presented with the past master's jewels with a very appropriate speech by Fred Wilson to which he responded with a few well chosen words. Light refreshments were enjoyed after the meeting at the Soda Grill. 40 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brett arrived in the city today for a holiday visit with relatives here coming' from California where they have been for the past 2 months. Shortly after New Years they leave for the south and will spend the remainder of the winter in Cuba. They expect to visit the important points in that island. C. H. Case, who has been connected with the Dayton Marble Works for several years, has purchased an interest in a marble concern at Nevada and will move his family there about the first of the year. To Your Health! Roving Reporter 0 l_l k. • •* • . ^^^ 1 By Herman N. Bundesen, M. D. INFLAMED BLOOD CLOT '•pHE formation of an inflamed blood clot in a A vein is known as thrombophlebitis. Such a condition may develop at almost any age but is most common in those past 60. The symptoms differ, depending on whether or not the affected person is up and about or confined to bed. This condition occurs most often in veins of the leg. When it occurs in an active person, there may be some degree of lameness. There is pain in the calf of the leg when walking, and some swelling of the ankle. If the condition is mild, it may clear up with a few days' rest in bed, but the symptoms may recur when the legs are used. .,„ , ,, ,., ,,^, When a blood clot forms fol- DK. BUNDESEN lowing an operation and while the patient is still in bed, there may be less severe symptoms. However, there may be pain in the calf of the leg, running from mild soreness to real aching, and also some swelling of the ankle and lower leg. By injecting certain substances into a vein, an X-ray piste may be taken which will show the veins clearly. This is known as venography, and often may be used in making an early diagnosis of thrombophlebitis. One of the dangers of thrombophlebitis is that a bit of a clot may break off and be carried to the brain or lungs, where it will cause serious damage. Treatment for the condition depends upon whether or not the blood clot is attached to the wall of the vein. If it is not attached, there is more danger of a bit of the clot breaking off and being carried to other parts of the body. In such instances, it may be necessary to tie off the vein above the clot. In the milder, less dangerous cases, the treatment may consist of rest in bed, X-ray, and the giving of certain substances which slow down the clotting of the blood. These substances are heparin and dicoumarol. In any event, the treatment will depend upon the location of the condition, its extent, and how long the clot has been present. Whenever aching in the calf of the legs occurs, particularly in older persons, a careful study by the physician should be made at once to determine whether or not thrombophlebitis has developed; then proper treatment may be promptly carried out. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS H. A.: Will you please 'tell me something about pinworms? Answer: Pinworms are probably brought into the body by water or food, and the most common symptom of their presence is itching about the opening of the rectum. If there is local itching, a mild sulphur ointment should be used. To remove the worms from the rectum, such drugs as methylene blue or hexylresorcinol are given internally. Since the child constantly reinfects himself, he must have his fingernails trimmed very short. He must wash his hands carefully before he eats and immediately after every visit to the toilet. They'll Do If Every Time HAL BOYLE SETT/ Lou GORGEOUS LOOK'S LIKE ' - A MANIKIN BUT LEAVES HER HOUSE LOOKING LIKE IT JUST HAD A PANIC IN~ Hal Boyle of the AP A GRADE 2 SNOWSTORM N EW YORK, (AP)—Mother Nature is slipping. She let the big city down this time. Father Knickerbocker is again the world's biggest snow man. But the old boy wasn't knocked on his ear by the advent of winter this year, as he was 51 weeks ago. Taken by Broadway standards, the giant snow storm of last Sabbath was strictly a low - grade production. It should have been tried out first in New Haven, Boston or Philadelphia before being brought to the big time. Granted it was the 3rd deepest snow ever to fall here—19.5 inches. But you don't grade an opera or a play by how many people crowd onto the stage. Nor do you judge a chicken by counting its feathers. Compared to the high drama of the blizzards of 1947 and 1888, this year's snowfall was strictly vaudeville. Everybody in the metropolitan area today feels cheated. Here they want the biggest and the best—or nothing. And there is a widespread feeling that the storm failed dismally to live up to the weather bureau's advance publicity blurbs. There were a lot of things wrong with it. For one thing it opened on a Sunday—a clear sign of mismanagement by someone. Who cares if it snows in New York on a Sunday? Everybody is already at home and up to his armpits in the Sunday newspapers. Aryl it was too well advertised. It lacked punch drama, surprise. Even the dear old Long. Island railroad, the commuters' delight, was ready and waiting. It only cancelled 24 trains in the first 24 hours, and many a veteran rider will insist this makes it little different from a normal day. The sanitation department, which a year ago was pretty much in the position of Custer in the battle of the Little Big Horn, this year got a head start. It had nearly 20,000 men out early and almost as many snowflakes fell on them as on the streets—if we may stretch the point a bit Yes, sir, even a midget had to look hard to find a place to flounder. In any case, America, accept Gotham's apologies. We admit it was a lousy storm. But watch us next year. We'll be back with a new one under better management. It'll be the bitreest. deepest, longest, hardest, finest, wettest, coldest' snowfall that ever fell. Plans are already under way to use the Empire State building for a measuring stick. But as for the big snow of '48—let's forget it. Every p-^- ducer comes up with a turkey sometime, and this one is ours. By Jimmy Hotlo THANX. ANOATipop HATIP MiLUNEGy' WHILE THE GAL WHO QUNS THIS HOUSE SO £HARMJN6, SO NEATIS ALL WRINKLES AND BUL6ES FROM HER. HEAD TO HE£ FEET- Cooiidg* Originated It ad to be reminded that e annual custom of lighting the national Christmas tree on the large white house lawn was started by Calvin Coolidge back in 1923. The tree had been brought from his native Vermont. The Ellipse, south of the white house grounds, was the site of the ceremony that first year. LaFayette square, north of the executive mansion, served in the middle 1930s. Since 1941, however, 2 large living evergreens on the white house south lawn have alternated as the national yuletide symbol. New York claims to have been the nation's iirst city to hold a community celebration around H tree. The 2 largest trees for yule- Observing yon national paric, CaL, Vnd"at Wilmington, N, Car. On Christmas day, 1925, the famous General Grant sequoia— 64 miles east of Fresno — was dedicated as the nation's Christmas tree. It stands 267 feet high, 40 feet thick at its base, and is estimated to be 3,000 years old, An infant by comparison is Wilmington's 75 foot live oak on the banks of the Cape Fear river in North Carolina. First lighted in 1929, this 250 year old monarch takes on its Christmas tree aspect from festoons of Spanish moss and 3,000 colorful electric bulbs. Nightly Christmas programs are held under its far-spreading boughs. Suggestions for Christmas /'suggest" whites a Mason • City woman, E. L., "that more attention should be given to inviting for Christmas dinner persons who are alone and far from relatives. "In rooms and apartments and in other places will be found Persons to whom Christmas is just another, day on the calendar. This is all wrong. "Spending Christmas that way is an experience that embitters many a soul thit has gone through the ordeal," Information, Please! 1. Who was the last person born in direct succession to the throne^of Great Britain? 2. Who succeeded Dr. Sun Yat-sen as president of China? 3. Who succeeded the recently retired prime minister of Canada, William Lyon Mackenzie King? 4. To what race does Dr. Ralph Johnson Bunche, acting UN mediator for Palestine, belong? 5. On what sea is the city of Venice located? Answers — 1. The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII. 2. Yuan Shih-kai. 3. Louis St. Laurient, formerly minister of external affairs. 4. The Negro race. 5. The Adriatic. Should make ey« \\$\& up*, KOr black out/ . NMIONAL A New Sewage Problem ad never stopped to con- der the increasing use of garbage grinders was creating a strain on the nation's sewage disposal facilities. Some of my exchange newspapers these dayi are calling attention to it. The problem, of course, stems from the fact that with the grinding process, the garbage which otherwise would be handled as such—buried, burned or fed to livestock—is routed through tha sewerage pipes and ends up in the disposal plant. A survey of 110 cities over 50,« 000 population discloses that 8 cities have decided to prohibit the grinders entirely, while 17 other municipalities do not approve their installation in hotels, • club* or restaurants, New York, Philadelphia, Knoxville, Youngstown, Ohio, and York, Pa., disapprove of any use of the units. In Miami, grinders are allowed only if they discharge into a private septio ' tank. Five cities make additional sewer charges for householder! using the grinders, while another established a license fee. THE DAY'S BOUQUET \ To POSTAL EMPLOYES—for doing an excellent job in handling the huge volume of cards and parcels this Christmas season. Being characteristic human beings, many of us haven't heeded the urgent advice of the postoffice department to mail our pa'rcels early. The result is a terrific last minute rush, which postoffice worker* are handling in great shape. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Readers mine thlt • ervie* for question! ot Uot—not coun- lel—should »lgn full name and «ddre» •nd Inelei* 3 oents for return imitate. Addr«» the Mason Clly tilobe-Ga*ett« Information Bureau, 31ft Ey« Street N. E., Washington Z, D. C. How many slates pay pensions to veterans of the confederate army? Eleven states maintain pension systems for confederate veterans. Until 1847 there were 12 such states. Oklahoma has abolished its system, incorporating it in the old age pension program. What Is the Stern grang? The Stern gang founded by Abraham Stern in 1940 is fiercely anti-British and leftist. It is a well-organized group of about 1,000 persons committed to violence against any opponent of the Jewish state embracing all Palestine and Trans- Jordan. Most of the local leaders are teachers and professional men and women. There is a small Arab wing, Is there any remedy for a filibuster in the senate? In 1917 the senate adopted what is called a "cloture rule" as a part of the sen- ate/ules. It provides that the senate may end debate by a two- thirds vote. When 16 senators file a petition asking to end debate, the senate must vote on the neti- tion at 1 p. m., the 2nd calendar day thereafter. If two-thirds vote for cloture, then no senator may talk longer than 1 hour on the bill. So lnr>? .?? one-third of the senate is opposed to cloture, it is impossible to end a filibuster if enough senators are willing to talk in relays. How long: was the liberty head 5-cent piece minted? It was minted from 1883 through 1912. It is possible that a few were also minted in 1913 since the mint records did not segregate coins by design in that year. How does the number of women who actually vote in elections compare with the number of men voters? According to a nation-wide survey in 1944, out of every 100 rnen eligible to vote, 75 vote, while out of every 100 women eligible to vote, only 60 go to the polls. Which WM the first state to enact a civil right* bill in reference to employment? New York was the first state to enact legislation eliminating discrimination in employment. The law, known as the Ives-Quinn bill, was signed by Governor Dewey March 12, 1945, and was effective on July 1, 1945. It set up a state commission of 5 men known as the state commission against discrimination, which seeks to eliminate discrimination in employment on grounds of race, creed, color or national origin. When did "Operation Vittles" begin? The initial lift in this project of USAFE to feed and fuel Berlin took place on June 26, 1948, when 80 tons were carried into the city on 32 flights by C- 47s. Later, by operating around the clock, peak loads of 5,000 tons a d»r wer* delivered. HM the lertltty «f the parktnr Today's Birthday By AP Newsfeatures BAINBRIDGE COLBY, born Dec. 22, 1869, in St. Louis, Mo. He was graduated from William* college in 1800 and from Columbia law school in '82. He served as a republican legislator, bolted with Theodore Roosevelt, then became Wood- r o w Wilson's last secretary of state. H« campaigned for FDR in 1932, but backed Alf Landon in 1936. As a lawyer he handled Mark Twain's litigation and has championed the free press. meter ever been determined by the courts? In the 13 years since the introduction of the parking meter, its legality has been challenged in the courts of 33 states and in 28 of these the ordinances have been held valid. In 5 states, Alabama, North Carolina, Iowa, Rhode Island and Louisiana, ordinances haVe been held invalid." However the legislature of North Carolina passed legislation authorizing the use ol parking meters and the Iowa decision has been modified. What was Archimedes' exact statement about movlnr the earth? One authority translates Archimedes' famous statement as follows: "Give me a place to stand and rest my lever on and I can move the earth." Is one end of an orange sweeter than the other? The blossom end of an orange is sweeter than the stern end. Mason City Globe-Gazette AN A. Tn. NEWSPAPE* Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121-123 East State St. TeJepnonc 3MO Entered as second dais matter-April 12, UTiQ, at the pojlofrice at Mason CHy. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1878. LEE P. LOOM IS Publisher W. EARL HALL, Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER Adv. Mfr. ^ggjSSSfcjr^ Wednesday, «J<eqgjS»5jjgiiyp Dec. 22, 1948 WISHER ASSOCIATED PRESS whie* ii exclusively entitled to us* for repufe- llcatton of all local new* printed In tkto nawspap«r M well as all AP news <U»- patche*. SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Cle«r L»ik« (Carrier Delivery . 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