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Mason City, Iowa
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Saturday, April 19, 1947
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Editorials- It Helps to Have Russians Know We Won't Back Down WHEN THE RUSSIAN delegates * • to the United Nations discovered after lengthy discussions that America was in no mood to hand over its atomic secrets to the soviet union just to achieve international control, Stalin's stooges took a different stand at Lake Success. For months Andrei Gromyko tried to whittle down the Baruch proposal with threats and assembly vetoes. When the United States stood by its guns on atomic energy, Gromyko took a new tack. The United Nations has now heard Russia's latest counter-proposal from Gromyko. He not only "clarified" the soviet views on United Nations atomic control, but came a long way down the pole for a Russian spokesman. /"•ROMYKO said that the soviet ^•* union is now ready to accept international "control of atomic materials at every stage of development," but Russia would not agree to unrestricted aerial photographs of soviet territory. In other words, Moscow would kid us along with phony reports on its atomic projects, but would not stand for any aerial checkup. For a long time Russia was so antagonistic to America's program to internationalize atomic energy that it wouldn't even consider joint control. Now Gromyko says Russia will accept "control." But he refused to elaborate. At any rate the United Nations are going right ahead on the Baruch proposals, and not bothering too much about Russia's haggling. PTALIN seems to have had an ^ idea that all Russia needed was some uranium ore and a few nazi scientists to put together atomic bombs after America had pioneered the process. This the Russians have been trying to do, apparently unsuccessfully for the past two years. Now that soviet atomic projects have been a disappointment, the Russians are reluctantly . coming around to a compromise agreement. In this game America holds all the aces and won't be bluffed. Russia is at last aware of this. CAT AND THE CANARIES Placing Responsibility OECRETAHY OF STATE MAR" SHALL has suggested to the foreign ministers' council that the whole German people, not just a German government, be made to accept the peace treaty which the foreign ministers write. The British and Russian ministers don't like the proposal. Mr. Bevin doubts its legality. Mr. Molotov apparently opposes it because of the official soviet policy of separating the "German people" from the "fascists" and "Hitlerites." Experience and sound sense might seem to favor Mr. Marshall. Millions p'f heiling Germans who helped prosecute Hitler's war with considerable enthusiasm lost no time in blaming the whole thing on their leaders, once those leaders were gone. It is conceivable that these same German people might repudiate a government formed to accept the treaty as they repudiated the Hitler gang. It would be folly to crush the Germans economically. But it would be equal folly, in the forgetfulness of peace, to repeat the mistake of the 1920's and think of them as a betrayed and misunderstood nation. Look Out Below That currently publicized woman circus clown is going to have to be good to divert attention from some of the paying customers' hats. * * * An Indian claims he was thrown out of bed by ghosts. It sounds more like the work of strong spirits. - * * * The Greeks can't be too happy about the worldwide publicity given to their American touch. At any rate, * the strike has proved that, we CAN get along without telephone service. Health By H. N. Bundesen, M. TREATMENTS SUGGESTED FOR TUMOR IN THE NOSE Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges W Old France Echo AT VERSAILLES recently a 25•*"*• man jury of French parliamentarians, after an hour's deliberation, held Admiral Jean de Laborde guilty of a charge of intelligence with the enemy and the destruction of French naval vessels. He was sentenced to death and his property ordered confiscated. Although the facts have been obscured, the French people have been embarked upon the most comprehensive program of stamping out elements within their population who collaborated with Germany during the German occupation of any nation in continental Europe. There is more than a faint reminder of the violence of the French revolution, although the insatiable demands of the French people that the guilty be punished can be understood. It so happens that the scuttling of the French warships by Vichy orders did not seriously hamper the allies. School Outlook THE NATION'S SCHOOLS are •*• overcrowded, its teachers are overburdened. True, the overcrowding is being eased by construction of buildings, temporary or permanent. But the overloading of teachers is still with us and educators say the situation is getting no better fast. In 1940, we had 22,090,000 youngsters under 10 years of age. Five years later, this number had grown to 25,253,000. And what's the prospect for 1950? An educational journal tells us that birth statistics indicate a rise to 27,115,000. Obviously we are not ready for them, in terms of educational facilities. There's only one answer: More teachers, more and larger schools. And the time is short. • E do not usually think" of tumors in connection with the nose and yet, they may arise here, just as in other parts of the body. As elsewhere, they may be cancerous or benign, that is not deadly. They may arise from blood vessels, from cartilage or from bone. Some are in the nature of a cyst, that is, a membranous sac filled with water. Many of these tumors may be present for some time before they cause any symptoms. However, sooner or later they will cause blocking of the nasal passages with, at times, bleeding and some deformity of the nose. The tumor may grow so that it fills up both sides of the nose and even extend into the sinuses or air spaces connected with the nose. Before deciding upon the treatment to be used when such a tumor is present the doctor will usually remove a small piece of it and examine it under the microscope to determine what sort of growth it is. The treatment also will depend on the size, the location of the tumor and the age and general condition of the patient. A tumor that can be easily •reached and which is small is easily removed, merely by cutting it off and using the electric current to cauterize the place where the tumor was attached. A large tumor also may be removed by electrocoagulatign, that is, destroyed with the electric current. One of the more serious types of tumors is known as a fibroma and is made up of connective tissue like scar tissue. Such a growth may form quite a large mass not only in the nose but also in tne upper part of the throat. Another type of tumor is known as a hemangioma and is made up of blood vessels. These tumors may affect either the inside or outside of the nose. They often produce a great deal of bleeding and blocking of the nasal passages. Most of the cancerous-like tumors which occur in the nose extend from the sinuses or from the Bible Promises Belmond Independent: Did you ever notice' that the good Book makes no promise to the rich man, the influential man, the vain and conceited man, the successful man, merely because he is rich, and influential, and conceited, and successful? Its promises are made to the honest man, the upright man, the kind man, the humble man, the charitable man, the temperate man, without reference to whether he is rich or poor. Work for Red Cross Fairmont Sentinel: The Texas- Oklahoma tornado, with its huge loss of life, more than 1,300 injured; over 2,000 homeless furnishes another glowing illustration of the worth of the Red Cross. What other agency could hope to render the service, to provide the funds for carrying on the tremendous amount of relief work now under way? Parking Meters _Kanawha Reporter: Mason City visitors give different impressions of the new parking meters installed in the-business section. One result is lots more parking space. However, unless a person wishing to stay quite a while, moves his car rather frequently, he will find it necessary to park out of the metered district. Let Wallace Talk Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette: Let Wallace talk, if he gets any satisfaction. To arrest him or to attempt to punish him simply would make him something of a public martyr to which a maudlin citizenry would extend at least some sympathy. Research Important Oelwein Register: The nation's safety in this dangerous age depends upon keeping ahead of would-be aggressors in research. As long as the United States does that, Stalin will continue to be stymied. For Small Tax Reduction Mankato Free Press: A small tax reduction instead of a big one, now, and a payment on the national debt along with it, will insure lower taxes later on than if the opposite process is employed. Clean Sports Law Davenport Times: In the wake of recent disclosures of bribery and other efforts to "fix" sports contests, several state legislatures have passed laws providing jail sentences for such crimes. High Trices Marshalitown Times - Republi- Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Headers n.ln, tbl» service for questions of fact—not counsel—should »l£n full iiaroo autf mddres» and Inclose 3 ceutn for return postafe. Address Frederic J. Jlaskln. Information liureau, U'asbloctoo. D. C. What is the composition of protein? The term protein does -not signify an individual compound. There are innumerable proteins differing from one another chemically and physically. They may have identically the same percentages of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur and still have very different proper- lies. What organization originally sponsored the observance of Army day? The Military Order of the World Wars. Traditionally it falls on April 6, commemorating the declaration of war against Germany in 1917. What regiment used an eagle as a mascot during the Civil war The 8th Wisconsin regiment. Th eagle was sworn into the arm by putting red, white and blu ribbons around its neck. When th regiment reached Madison th bird was given the title of "O Abe" and the 8th Wisconsin be came known as the Eagle reg ment. What railroad received the nick name "gold plated" line? Th Hampden. railroad, whose no: them terminus was Belchertown Mass. It received its nickname bi cause it never turned a wheel. Was Grieg's Peer Gynt origin ally composed for the piano? Th Peer Gynt music was original! written as incidental music for pianofortes. It was composed fi Ibsen's drama, Peer Gynt Lati Grieg arranged it in 2 concer suites. Is the helicopter difficult 1 operate? It is generally agree that the task of flying a helicopte calls for more skill and concentra tipn than the operation of an or dinary plane. What is the origin of the term sub rosa? For centuries the ros has been the symbol of secreo The preposition "sub" means un der. In places of sanctuary wher confidences were to be exchange it was customary to carve a ros over the entrance. Literally, to b under the rose was to have th benefits of secrecy. What causes the 2 figures in weather house to appear and dis appear in turn as the weathe changes from fair to rainy? Th weather house is an inventio which depends for its operatic upon a piece of catgut, to whic is attached a pivoted platform On the platform stand a man an a woman. The catgut in shorten ing or lengthening turns the plal form on its pivot. Catgut length ens or shortens with the amoun of water in the atmosphere. How many of the cadets at Wes Point are veterans of World wa: II? Nearly 60 per -cent of thi present corps are veterans of the war. The current authorized cade strength at the U. S. Military Academy is 2,496. What is Byelo-Russia? Byelo Russian Soviet Socialist Republi is what is known as White Russia Under the Czars it was the pal of settlement of the Jewish population. upper part of the throat. However, now and then one of these growths may start in the nose itself. Many such tumors can be easily eliminated if they are discovered early and treated promptly. The treatment consists either in exposure to X-ray or the use of electroco- agulation. There are, of course, other causes of blocking of the nasal passages besides tumors. Hence, when this symptom develops it is important that a careful study be made at once by a nose and throat specialist to determine the cause of the trouble. The mere thought that cancer can occur in this location should prevent any delay. can: A sincere urge from the white house to lower prices ought to carry an effort to correct factors in making high prices for which government is responsible. Parking Meters Albert Lea Tribune: Mason City, several months after the lead set by Albert Lea, has just completed installation of parking meters. Perhaps they will take up city planning nextl Vandenberg Proposal La Crosse Tribune: Senator Vandenberg's proposal to place our conduct of aid to Greece and Turkey under ultimate control of the UN has a good deal to recommend it. Remember? Willie Willis By Robert Quillen v-ig I don't know how old Skinny's srandpa is, but he's old enough not to care how his vest .looks with gravy on it. Editorial of Day HE WANTS NO KA1SE CEDAR HAPIDS GAZETTE: Well, ^ praises be! \Ve never thought we'd live to see the day when a minister, or anybody else for that matter, would ask for a cut in salary. But the Rev. Will W. Orr of the Westminster United Presbyterian church in Des Moines has done just that. When his church offered him a S900 a year increase in salary he turned it down and came up with the counter proposal that his salary be cut $600. "It's sort of hard to explain to anyone else," he said, "but it's just time for salaries and prices to start going down and—well, someone has to point the way. We're not anyone—just little folk. But I got sort of frightened at the way everyone is clamoring for more 1 ." His church accepted his rejection of the proffered increase but decided his salary would remain at its present level, It was a noble experiment, anyway, Parson, but the chances arc it won't be catching. TEN YEARS AGO Harlan Bartholomew, St. Louis Mo., one of the outstanding city planners of the United States, -will meet with the local city planning commission in the council room o the city hall at 1:30 p. m. Tuesday according to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay. A tentative program of city planning in Mason City will be discussed at that time The objects of the commission ari to make surveys, to receive propositions, recommendations and outline projects, to correlate information and to present a plan, according to Dr. H. F. Pool, chairman of the commission. ... TWENTY YEARS AGO With contracts signed for 15,000 acres of sugar beets, the American Sugar corporation is looking- forward this spring to the largest anc most successful season in its history. This will be the llth year the local plant has been in operation The management of the plant announces that it could have signed up thousands more acres, but 15,000 acres is as much as the plant here able to handle. The beet territory adjacent to Mason City is the largest it has ever been. . . THIRTY YEARS AGO The Odd Fellows' home is doubling its garden capacity this year and proposes to do its best in in- creasfng its food supply. The home is fortunate in having an expert gardener in Gus Brahms, who is in the old folks' department, and he will supervise the planting. . . The boys, who have ,been under the supervision of Mrs. Will Foster, will hereafter be under Roy Dobbs, who will have charge of the boys in the garden and who will also form them into a troop of Boy Scouts. With,the Drake r^lay carnival less than a week away, Coach West has selected a team to represent the Red and Black team in the big western meet to be held at Drake stadium. He has chosen Belding, Woodruff. Funk, Prusia and Farmer as the 5 men who will make the trip. . . . FORTY YEARS AGO Arthur & Rule, managers of the Wilson opera house, are already contracting for their next year's string of plays. They have booked the "Mayor of Tokio" again which will be learned with pleasure by Mason City theater goers as this play was one of the good things oi its kind here this season. Another one of the popular things which is all the rage where it has been is Cowen's "Little Johnie Jones" which is characteristic of its name and bound to make a hit. . . . The Portland grocery wagon made its 1st trip out today. Mr. Woodworth will drive the wagon this season.—Hackberry News. OBSERVING The 1946 Accident Toll have a notion that at least a few readers will wish to clip this little item for future reference. It has to do with the final roundup of statistics on accidents in 1946. The total (killed in all type of mishaps in the United States was almost an even 100,000. Traffic accidents claimed the lives of 33,500 but home accidents led the death parade with 34,000. Only 2 catastrophes in 1946 caused more than 50 deaths — the Winecoff hotel fire in Atlanta with 119 and the La Salle hotel fire in Chicago with 61, Injuries from accidents totaled 10.400.000, ranging from partial oss of use "of a finger to blindness or complete, crippling. We Con Quite Worrying draw on an article in the current issue of "The Lam p," publication of Standard Oil of New Jersey, "for the statement that "if it is possible to imagine a state of affairs in which all of America's petroleum and natural gas reserves were exhausted, the country could still get all the high-quality gasoline it would need for 3,000 years from only half of its estimated coal reserves. In a discussion of synthetic gas- oline, the story points out that the highest estimate of domestic consumption, of gasoline yet made that for 1965, is slightly more than one billion barrels a year. At the same time our commercial reserves of all grades of coa from anthracite to lignite are 3.18 trillion tons. Assuming that only half of that total would be available for synthesis, coal represents a potential gasoline reserve of 3.7 trillion barrels. Hydrocarbon synthesis, it's explained, makes it possible to transport coal by pipeline and burn it in automobile engines. Synthesis does the same for natural gas, converting it into liquid energy to power our automobiles. A_Hpren for the Oppressed think it gives us a better perspective on the problem of dealing with the world's "displaced persons" problem if we take note of the fact :hat America was built" primarily >y refugees seeking haven in our "and. The Pilgrim fathers came to these shores to seek refuge from persecution in the old world. The Pilgrim fathers were our Irst immigrants. After the Pilgrims, came the luguenots—driven out of France >ecause of their religious beliefs , . . Then came Protestant minorities from England, Holland and Germany . . . Jews from Portuga and Spain . . . Then the Scotch, the Irish . . And the European liberals ol 1848 . . . They were followed by millions of others who came here for opportunity and freedoms of all kinds . . . All helped to build this great country of ours. Proposals to close the- gates completely at this time should be considered in the light of all this. Information, Please*! Iowa has had more than its share of movie and radio stars. Are you acquainted with them? Answer true or false to the following statements: 1. Donna Reed who played opposite James Stewart in "It's a Wonderful Life," once lived at Denison, Iowa, 2. Fran Alison, "Aunt Fanny" on ABC's network Breakfast club, made her radio debut over WMT, Cedar Rapids-Waterloo. 3. Buffalo Bill was born on an fowa farm a century ago. 4. Clark Gable went to high school in Waterloo. 5. Marcy McGuire, Hollywood entertainer, began as a kid star on the WHO Barn Dance. Answers—1, True. 2, True. 3, True. 4, False. 5, True. The Day's Bouquet To CERRO GORDO COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION ORGANIZATION—for achieving a new high figure in membership, with a total of 2,413, as revealed in tha latest report by the department commander. All posts in the county are responding to increased opportunities provided by War II veterans. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER IisUdd Every week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 Ext Stttt St. Telephone 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL ....Min. t l., f Editor ENOCH NOSEM City Editor LLOYD L. GEEE ...Advertlilnf Mjr. Saturday, April 19, 1947 Entered as second-class matter April 12, 1930. at the postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which s exclusively entitled to use for rcpubli- cation of all news dispatches credited to t or not otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Jason Dty and Clear Lahe. by year, $13. Jason City and Clear Lake, by week, 25c. Outside 100 mile zone, per year, 512: 5 mos, JG.50; 3 mos., S3.50: 1 mo.. S1.2(i. 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