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Editorials- Teacher Strikes Are Actually Directed at Our School Children DEGARDIOSSS of what was ac" complished in the way o; wage increases for some 2,400 public school teachers in Buffalo N. Y., the week-long strike tha' kept 71,000 students away from classes was in mighty bad taste. Any shutdown of the public schools of this country for any cause is a mistake. t If this is the sort of example that teachers want to set for their boys and girls, education is not setting an exemplary pace. The striking school teachers at Buffalo had individual contracts. If any of the Buffalo teachers felt that the remuneration was insufficient, the way was open for them to resign. Instead, they walked out en- masse, finally forcing Gov. Thomas E. Dewey and Mayor Bernard J. Dowd of Buffalo to act. T HE strike weapon employed by the Buffalo teachers had the effect of depriving public school children of their educational rights for an entire week. In the end, the teachers gained a pledge from municipal authorities to try to arrange a $300 to $625 per year increase for the school year of 1947-48. This Is no more than the teachers of Buffalo could have achieved by peaceful methods of petition at the time the new school budget comes up for consideration. THE striking teachers demanded •*• an immediate $500 cost of living bonus, plus a $1,025 annual increase. That's a pretty stiff jolt for any educational system to stand, and Buffalo had no other choice excepi a shutdown. It was the same way at St. Paul where teachers made a sorry spectacle of themselves picketing empty school buildings to gain sympathy, and then won only the isalary increases which the board could pass along anyway. EVERYONE interested in educa- " cation acknowledges that •teachers' salaries the nation over are a disgrace. There are 865,000 teachers in the United States, and the average classroom teacher receives $37 a week for his or her services, based on a 52-week year. This is peanuts compared to the earnings of carpenters, electricians, bricklayers, plumbers, ma- chanics, or any skilled craft today. Teachers' wages must be reconciled with 1947 living costs, but not through strikes. No striking teacher can contribute much to respect for law. ^^M »_ *v f ,^,^f«tiff^f-msiaits'ffr"^ Competent' Witnesses -THE VIEW of 4 former under* secretaries of the treasury that federal expenditures can be cut to 31.5 billion dollars without sacrifice in essential government service isn't to be passed over lightly. The men who issued the joint statement are Arthur A. Ballantine, T. Jefferson Coolidge, John W. Haynes and Roswell Magiy. These men served in the Roosevelt spending period at its wildest — in peace-time. The 4 agree that the maximum proposed cut in the budget—6 billion—is entirely feasible. The 4 former .under-secretaries put it this way: "We believe that 31.5 billion dollars is more than enough to run the federal government in fiscal 1948. We wish, therefore, to commend those thoughtful and courageous members of congress who have decided that the government can adequately discharge its responsibilities with that sum . . . at a time when easy spending is the line of least resistance. "Like all responsible citizens, we do not wish to see our military establishment weakened, but competent authorities, after careful study, have assured us that the proposed reductions will leave army and navy funds entirely adequate for the nation's security needs." Clear Out of Line COME OF THE oldest traders and •" stock buyers shook their heads as hogs crashed through the $30 line on the Chicago market, the highest price for hogs in history. With these prices came freely of. fered forecasts of $1 a pound pork chops and the possibility of $1 bacon. Hogs at $30 may give the raisers some intoxicating returns for a short time, but they are an unhealthy symptom of a sick system. A year ago OPA ceiling on hogs was $14.85. Perhaps this was too low just as today's offerings are ridiculously high. .The American people cannot build a sound economy on $1 a pound pork chops. Good Selection UOR the very important post of * ambassador to Great Britain the president has chosen Lewis W. Douglas, no newcomer to public affairs. After a stretch in congress Mr. Douglas filled the post of director of the budget and as deputy war shipping administrator. In a private capacity he has served as the head of an'important university and as the president of a large insurance company. Mr. Truman has made an admirable selection for court of St. James. •THE TIE THAT BINDS' #" <& rf- Look Out Below It's happened. An automobile has crashed into a submarine. Suggesting that no place is safe from the Sunday driver. » •* * The big news about that railroad strike in Ethiopia is not the strike but the fact that there's a railroad in Ethiopia. * * * Often it's a case of a man pursuing a woman until she catches him. Health By H. N. Bundesen, M. D. . INFRA-RED TREATMENT HELPS MANY DISORDERS I F our sense of wonder had not been dulled by the vast accumulation of modern scientific miracles, we would doubCess be a little awestruck at the fact that mere rays of light can be used for healing-purposes. Certainly the man of a hundred years ago woulc have been. In the-first place, lighi to him was light and nothing more. He did not know that it is composed of rays of many different kinds, some of them, strangely enough, completely invisible to the human eye. One of these invisible light components is known today as infrared and we have machines for producing infra-red rays in quantities. They are valuable in the treatment of various diseases because they are able to produce heat within the tissues. The chief effects of this heat are to dilate he blood vessels and speed up the circulation. This, in turn, increases he activity of the white blood cells in getting rid of waste mater- als and germs, relaxes spasm and ension, and relieves pain due to action on the nerve endings. Thus, according to Dr. Charles S. Fitzgerald of North Carolina, nfra-red ray treatment may be used with benefit whenever the issues are inflamed, when infection is present, and when-there is need to speed up tissue repair. In other words, the infra-red ray treatment'may be employed for such conditions as arthritis or inflammation of the joints, sprains and strains, or neuritis. It may be lelpful for boils, infected wounds, or prostate gland inflammation. On the other hand, when the condition is deeper in the tissues, an electrical form of treatment known as diathermy may prove to be more valuable. Infra-red ray treatment should not be employed when there has >een an injury with bleeding into he tissues or when there is an nsufficiency in the blood supply. In arthritis the infra-red rays, )y supplying moderate heat, di- ate or widen the tiny blood ves- els, increase the circulation and peed up the activity in the cells. The heat also tends to relieve the pain in the joints to some extent and makes the cold, clammy skin if the arthritic patient warm and •ed. In certain eye disorders the application of heat is valuable in re- ieving the symptoms. Using infra-red rays for this purpose has advantages over other methods because it is clean, can be done vithout risk of infecting the vound, and without any direct ontact with the lids. Furthermore, here is no pain from pressure uch as may occur with the use of lot water bottles. Thus, infra-red •ay treatments may be used in iuch eye disorders as sties, inflammation of the eye glands, the tear ac, ulcer of the cornea or front part of the eyeball or inflamms- ion of the colored part of the eye- lall known as iritis. Willie Willis By Robert Quillcu "People are funny about noise. It gets on their nerves if I make it, but they don't try to stop that guy who has a loud speaker on his truck." Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges School Bills Need Push Cedar Rapids Gazette: The Iowa legislative session is half over and nothing has been done on proposed school legislation or toward increasing the $3,530,000 appropriated as state aid to schools by the 1945 legislature. This does not mean, necessarily, that proposed measures are bogging down. Rather, it means that many legislators are doing some thinking about the problem. Republicans Quiet Down Belmond Independent: Faced with the responsibility of operating the government and paying the bills from the money received through taxes, republican leaders in congress are beginning to quiet down on their demands for a 20% reduction in income taxes. Already the sights have been dropped to 10% and a retention of the excise tax. A Month to. Remember Marshalltown Times - Republican: Hog raisers will not soon forget February, 1947, unless there is another month of new hog price records which most observers doubt There wasn't much cause for rejoicing among hog raisers generally when the $30 hog appeared at Chicago market for the first time late in February. Local Option Council. Bluffs Nonpareil: The liquor situation in Iowa is extremely bad and is getting worse all the time. The law is being flouted practically everywhere. Bootlegging has become the rule rather than the exception. For this reason we favor local option. It has worked fairly well in other states. Let the people decide. Red Cross Campaign Ottumwa Courier: Red Cross accomplishments are known to everyone, or should be. Now the work goes on helping the veteran. In some ways it is more vital since he is home than when he was in the service. Russian View : Davenport Times: The Russians are bound to view the Hoover proposals as a plan to rebuild a strong and prosperous Germany, while retarding the reconstruction of their own country. Mailbag THE ONLY SOLUTION /-•LEAR LAKE—The director of ^ the F. B. I. has just released some interesting but discouraging crime figures for 1946. Over 1,600,000 major crimes, including almost 63,000 robberies, 8,000 murders and 12,000 cases of rape. It is hard to place the responsibility. There are a number of contributing causes. First, of course, is the liquor traffic. It contributes to the divorce evil that leads so many children to our penal institutions. Our homes have tried to pass the raising of children to the school, the church, the teen age clubs or the movies. The church has been lax in not taking a firm stand against sin. Fear of offending some influential member of the church has softened positive preaching until the world forgets the message of redemption. A clear positive message is necessary if we are not to have a complete breakdown of our social system. This must of necessity be led by the church. For she has been given the truth. We must rebuke the men who vote to license sin in any form whether it be liquor, gambling, prostitution, etc. Parents who allow their daughters to dress so as to provq^ke the baser nature of men are as guilty of rape as those who commit the act. Schools which teach man came from a beast are making beasts out of this generation. Teen age clubs and movies that are not clean must face the truth and clean up. The "cocktail hour," the "divorce mill," the insipid preaching of a modernistic ministry are all a national disgrace. Finally, if we are to have a reduction in crime we must get back :o God's Word as a way of living. This is the proposal of the director of the F. B. I., J. Edgar Hoover. Sincerely, P. W. HAYES, Pastor, Clear Lake Christian Church. Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Xuders llslnr this service for Questions of fmot—not coun* sel—sbould ilfn full name mnd address and Inclose 3 cents for return postage. Address Frederic J. Haskln, Inforna* tton Bureau, Washington, D. C. When did the navy becin its system of linferprlnUnr? Jan. 1, 1907. Is any part of Alaska due north of the United States? No. The easternmost part of Alaska is some 600 miles west of .San Francisco. What was the name of the great one-armed pianist, a pupil of Liszt? Count Geza Zichy, a Hungarian. Is it a good plan to sprinkle coal for home use? A slight moistening of soft coal not only allays the dust but causes the very fine particles to adhere to the larger ones, thus letting more air through the fuel bed. Because of this, most grades of soft coal burn a little better when slightly moistened. In what year was the army football team last defeated by the navy team? The army suffered its last defeat in 1943 when it was beaten by the navy 13 to 0. The team was unbeaten in 1944, 1945 and 1946. When did the republican party acquire the nickname G. O. P.? In 1880 the republican party was referred to by campaign orators as the Grand Old Party. It was abre- viated to G. O. P. in the Cincinnati Gazette in 1884 and thereafter that became the accepted fprm. ' Does Mrs. Koosevelt, the widow of the late president, receive a pension from the government? Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt does not receive a pension' or annuity from the government. Is it true that during the siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian war the starving people ate rats? The sufferings of the Parisians during the siege were beyond belief. Dogs, cats and rats were eaten, and rats were sold for as high as 60c apiece. Should the tops be removed from carrots, turnips and beets before they are stored in the refrigerator? The department of agriculture says that such root vegetables will be fresher and have more food value if the leaves or tops are removed before storage. Once the vegetables are out of the ground, the leaves draw on the moisture and nourishment of the roots to keep alive. What is included in the term public utilities? The list of industries generally considered public utilities has expanded and now usually includes water, gas, electricity, street railways and buses, telephone and telegraph. In an intermediate category are the railroads and other common carriers. Was it ever the custom for the president of the United States to affix his signature to articles of register of land? Although early in the history of the country land grants were signed by the president personally, ,the burden became so great that congress passed a law authorizing the appointment of a secretary whose duty it would be, under the direction of the president, to sign in his name and for him all land patents. This law first passed in 1833 was amended in 1836. How many windows are there in the white house? 112. Remember? TEN YEAHS AGO Extensive preparations are being made by 4-H girls organizations of this and surrounding counties for the district "posture training school," with Mrs. Edith P. Barker, of the State college extension service, in charge. The local school, which is one of a series being held in the state, will be held at the St. John's parish hall Wednesday. Preparations here are in charge of -Miss Florence Zollinger, home demonstration agent. . . . Miss Margaret Handel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Handel,. 1051 4th S. W., appeared last week on a program of a special evening recital given by students of the Cornell collage conservatory of music. ... TWENTY YEARS AGO Further discussion of the criminal reform program, advocated at an earlier session, featured the monthly gathering of the Cerro Gordo County Bar association at the Hanford last evening. Some of the lawyers raised the question of whether it would be Advisable to proceed with pushing the recommendations for a reform of the Iowa criminal code inasmuch as Justice Faville has expressed opposition to it on the grounds that the American Bar association is now working on a reform program which it will recommend to all states. THIRTY YEARS AGO General construction work has begun on the new brick and tile plant, to be built on the site of Plant' No. 2 of the American Brick and Tile company, destroyed by fire on the night of Jan. 31, and the company expects to have the new factory in operation by April 15. Employes of the plant thrown out of their regular work by the destruction of the plant have been engaged for several weeks in clearing away the debris and this work has practically been completed. . . . Dr. J. D. Heeler returned this morning from Swaledale where he attended the institute held there this week. FORTY YEARS AGO The official announcement of the promotion of C. J. Peterson from agent at the local Milwaukee station to that of assistant freight and passenger agent for this division was made today through the office of the division freight Agent W. P. Warner. The news that Mr. Peterson has landed the pulm is received with gratification by the many friends of Mr. Peterson in this city. He is one of the hustling railroad men of this division and has worked night and day in the position he has just vacated. . . . OBSERVING Th« Light Bond Issue am hoping for a favorable vote in Monday's election for the bond issue which will make Roosevelt field suitable for night baseball. I think it will prove a good community investment. The proposal, of course is in no way in conflict with the program for improving otir school system along other lines. In fact I would guess that 9 out of 10 proponents of the proposal are favorable to better schools generally. It would, therefore, be unfortunate if a cleavage was created among those who have the same long-range interest in our community's development. He Was SfilfDickering thought there was a delicious reflection of the humor of Jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes in the little story based on the fact that even in his> 90s, he could see the funny side of life. "To what do you owe your long life?" asked a friend, lost in admiration of the other's youthfulness. "I don't know yet," confessed Holmes, tongue in cheek. "I'm still dickering with several patent medicine companies." Remember Them Still" think it will add to your interest in this Lenten verse contribution to know It was written in a sick bed by an old friend of this department, Gordon Carter of Kankakee, 111.: From Warsaw » brave letter came And It was translated for me. It told of the common sufferlnt And such hardships that we ne'er see. Courageously was It written By » Christian whose faith Is slrenc— A faith that Is » true buckler Against tow U»t e»lers to wrong. This £ent O. let ns remember, When numbly we seek divine grace, Those souls In places like Wiirsmw Who truly would klnduoss embrace. Aid they still need—gifts of clothing For great Is their personal loss. Grim want haunts the paths of many Whose guldepost Is ever His cross! A Prayer for Safety have been handed a copy of the St. Joseph's parish News containing a copy of the translation of a special blessing of automobiles, which follows: "O Lord, in thy kindness hear our prayers and bless this car with Thy right hand. Give it an escort of angels so that all who ride in it may be always delivered and protected from every danger. And even as Thou didst confer faith and'grace upon the Ethiopian as he sat in the chariot reading the Sacred Scriptures, through Thy deacon Philip, so also show the way of salvation to Thy servants who, helped by Thy grace are intent upon good works, and may they after they have .passed the cares of this journey <ff life, merit eternal joys. Through Christ our Lord. Amen." That's an eloquent and admirable prayer. But this postscript accompanying the blessing is of equal interest and importance: (This blessing is no guarantee against accident for those who drive carelessly! Drive safely!) Origin of "Sandwich" had known that the word "sandwich" had its origin in England but it wasn't until the other day I learned the full story. This noon time food favorite owes its name to John Montagu, earl of Sandwich, whose life span was from 1718 to 1792. He invented the sandwich to take to the card fcible so he could continue gambling without interruption. Information, Please! 1. What are the 3 largest cities of the United States? 2. Which is larger, Lake Erie or the Great Salt Lake? 3. Across what river from Washington, D. C., is Arlington National cemetery? Answers—1. New Y'Ork, Chicago and Philadelphia. 2. Lake Erie. 3. The Potomac river. The Day's Bouquet To 800 MASON CITY CHURCH WORKERS—for fine co-operation in taking the city-wide religious census last Sunday afternoon. Laurels also go to the staff behind, the workers who spent hours at preparation and follow-up work in this big assignment and to persons in homes who cordially received the workers. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by <ht GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East slate St. Telephone S900 LEE P LOOM1S PoMUher W. EARL HALL ... Muuclnr Editor ENOCH NOBEM City Editor LLO7D IX GEEK ...Advertlslnc Mir. Saturday. __ March 8, 1947 Entered as second-class matter April 12. 1930. at the pcutoiflce at Mason City, Iowa, under the art at March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which Is exclusively entitled to use for republi- catlon ol all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, by year, J13. Mason City and Clear Lake, by week, 25c. Outside 100 tnile Zone, per year, $12; 6 mos., $6.50: 3 mos.. $3.50; 1 mo, H-2U. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 miles of Mason City and Outside of the Carrier District of Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by mall 9 8.00 Per year by carrier 13.00 Per week by carrier .25 By mail 6 months OS ^.ANP HIKS, JUST ABlfVBt? A8fi NICE1YOSK/ POTDNff 1*84 TOWN INTHE SOFT voue ACROBATICS LOOKUP GOOP PTOM Cue FI6L7...EVEN COLONEL MART •INSTRUCTS MK. SMITH TO RETOBTTC-< HEAPQUARTESS AT ONCE, SIR.' BI POPULAR WITH THE I'VE HAD ENOUGH!! 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