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April 26, 1947

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Editoriols- The World Now Sees Communist Russia in Her True Character I T'S hard to do other than write down as a complete washout the conference of foreign ministers just concluded in Moscow. After weeks of dreary wrangling, and disagreement, the meet- Ing has adjourned. Delegates have packed their bags and returned home. The conference was supposed to write a treaty of peace for Germany and one for Austria. It did neither. Its barrenness of results isn't tempered even slightly by the fulsome toasts offered and the quarts of vodka consumed at the concluding banquet tendered by Josef Stalin. COME observers regard all of this V as a great victory for Russia. In a way it may be just that. Russia has succeeded in maintaining her armed occupation of central Europe almost as far west as the Atlantic; she has not relaxed her grip on the Balkans. She is still master of Poland and the Baltic states. The conference, called to make pesfce, has been on the rocks of Russian intransigeance since its first day. And that was obviously Russia's primary intention. She never intended that this conference should make peace, except on the outside chance that her late allies would give in to all her demands—and that she knew was impossible. Russia gave up none of her demands in the slightest. She conceded nothing. But is that a Russian victory? ADJOURNED * '.**?.- I TT is not necessarily so. Russia * has lost much, too. Among other . things, she has lost the respect of the democratic world, and whatever confidence in her goodwill and sincerity remained after her .behavior in the years since VE-day. Again—and it is important—she has lost the possibility of assuming world-leadership. She has driven all the small nations of the world, except such as are under her military •thumb, into the entourage of the United States. She has explained, unwittingly, to all who can see that Russia is opposed to freedom, is selfishly grabbing for what is not hers, and has no slightest regard for the life or suffering of the common man. The myth of the Red Workers' Paradise is permanently exploded. DUSSIA has won, perhaps, a *^ short-term victory. But she has debunked herself in the process and solidified into permanent hostility the people of all remaining nations who yearn for freedom. In the long run that will prove a perilous position. It is the lesson of all world history that the tyrant who sets out for world conquest by that very act signs his own death-warrant. Russia is bigger than any previous adventurers attempting such a -feat. But for all her size, population and resources, she is far smaller than the rest of the world put together, and even more deficient in what it takes to conquer the modern world. Look Out Below Award of the G. O. P. national convention to Philadelphia, with its bid of $250,000 over $135,000 for Chicagd, proves anew that money is quite articulate. * * * Current legislation reflects the fact that the public, up to now almost wholly ignored, has a stake in industrial strife. * * * Like the Red Cross, the Salvation Army has done itself proud in connection with the Texas City catastrophe. * * * America's prime need today is lower living costs, not higher wages. CEEN through the distorted lenses *-* of the Marxist dogma as interpreted by Lenin and Stalin, the kremlin's view of the situation may seem favorable. But it is, and can only be, an impermanent situation. This moment in time is already changing. One may not know how it will shape the future, but it will not remain static. So long as the great Russian revolutionary legend conditioned men's thinking, Russia remained a potent force governing the future of events. So long as it was possible to propagandize a belief in Russia as a land of freedom, dedicated to spreading freedom through the world, the intangible Russia that lived in men's minds could appeal to imagination and even to faith. DUT the grasping, expansionist •*-* Russia, dogmatically following the old czarist dream behind an iron curtain of falsehood and suppression, has crushed its own legend. Even its zealous servants in this and other lands are falling away, disillusioned. Only those who are forced to obedience remain, here and elsewhere. The revolution has crumbled into cruelty and selfishness and grasping avarice, bald and without pretense of idealism. Russia may have %von at the Moscow conference. But what she won is small compared to what she has forever lost. Health By H. N. Bundesen, M. D. RANK POLLUTED AIE ON LEVEL WITH BAD WATEK NLY of recent years have medi- V cal men come to rank polluted air with polluted water as a cause of disease, and even today we are just beginning to realize the total bad effects which may come from breathing smoke-filled air. The average person breathes in from 7,000 to 10,000 quarts of air daily. If this air contains irritating substances, they are, in large part, left behind when the air is breathed out again, being deposited in the nose, sinuses, windpipe or lungs. Dr. Clarence A. Mills of Cincinnati has made studies which indicate that the greatest number of pneumonia cases occur in areas where the smoke pollution is greatest. Smoke, of course, does not cause pneumonia directly but Dr. Mills thinks it does set up a constant irritation of the air passages which makes it easy for disease germs to gain a foothold and start an infection. In a number of cities he found that persons living on hills or in the areas of the city of the highest altitude did not suffer from pneumonia nearly as often as did those living in the lower areas. Dr. Mills thinks that such infections as colds, sinus infection and bronchitis would also show a similar relationship to pollution of the air with smoke. It is well known that respiratory infections cause more illnesses which result in loss of working time and efficiency than does any other class of disease. Even though treatment with penicillin and the sulfonamide drugs has reduced the number of deaths which occur from pneumonia and similar conditions, the number of cases of these diseases is as great as ever. With the growth of large industries in many communities and the consequent greater pollution of the air with smoke it is to be expected, if Dr. Mills is correct, that even more cases of pneumonia and other respiratory infections will develop. It is evident that pollution of the air is destructive and costly. Those responsible for the health of the public are well aware of these facts and are making every effort to cut down smoke pollution of the air in every way possible. However, this is by no means a simple problem and will require for its solution the combined efforts of all Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Vandenberg Grows Stronger Mankato Free Press: As Michigan's Senator Vandenberg continues to deny any interest in becoming the republican presidential candidate for 1948, the public seems more and more inclined to view him in that role. Vanden- bcrg's popularity is increasing. A few years ago he was an outstanding isolationist. Now he is one of his party's and the country's leading internationalists. His sponsoring of the UN in the senate had great weight in bringing the United States to its support, while his own subsequent part in UN deliberations has won him the respect of democrats as well as republicans. Tour Dog- Fairmont Sentinel: There is little enough a man or a boy can do to repay a dog for the deep, lavish affection he has for his master. Most certainly, if he has a heart at all, he should spend some time to devise some means whereby his best friend may still enjoy some freedom and exercise and yet not be a nuisance or menace to his neighbors. National Guard in Austin Austin Herald: Efforts are being made to organize a new national guard unit in Austin to succeed the well-drilled and disciplined companies G and H of days gone by. This is indeed a worthy step and it is to be hoped that the response to the police chief's appeal will be large. On Communism in College Cedar Rapids Gazette: If "the specter of communism stalks our college campuses masked under the cloak of the American Youth for Democracy," as charged by the house un-American activities committee, then it is time we knew about it. Cleanup Time Muscatine Journal: The combined efforts of many can go a long ways toward improving the general appearance of the community, it's 'a program to which all may have a part, large or small, and share a mutual price in the results. Income Tax Laws Need Correction Council Bluffs Nonpareil: One of the most commendable and popular things the present congress can do is to make the income tax laws fair to all classes of citizens—especially those in the lower brackets. Wallace Program Decorah Journal: If Wallace !s wrong and Marshall and Truman are right, we will not have a World war III. But if we do have a World war III, Wallace's record will be clear. People will remember. f Did You Know? By The Hoskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE: Enden »lnf 161. •crvlec In qutitleni of t.cl—not conn, itl—should situ lull n»me and .ildrcsi and inclos« 3 cents for return postage. Address Frederic J. H»ikln. Inform*- tlon Burem, Wublnjton, D. C. Is glass a solid or a liquid. According to the Concise Chemical Dictionary edited by H. Bennett (Chemical Publishing Company), glass is a supercooled liquid of high viscosity which may be considered as a solid solution of fused silicates of varying composition. When \vas the War Assets Administration established? .It -was created by executive order of Feb. 2, 1946, to handle domestic disposal of all war surpluses. Where is the tallest building In South America? How high is it. The Kavanagh, an apartment house in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is the tallest building in Latin America and claims also to be the highest all-concrete structure in the world. It is 32 stories high. Is the position of party whip in congress an official one? Whip is a party designation, not an official position. The whip looks after the membership of his party, advises the members of weekly programs and endeavors to have them all present when important measures are to be voted upon. Are all snails suitable for food? The edible snail is chiefly Helix pomatia, a European species. In France snails are grown on farms in Burgundy and only the young ones, up to 2 years old, are used for the table. What mammal gives the richest milk? Reindeer milk is the richest of 11 different kinds listed in the 1939 Yearbook of the department of agriculture. When was chicory first used with coffee? The use of chicory, the most popular adulterant of -coffee, is said to have originated in 1790 in Batavia in Holland. During the Napoleonic wars, when coffee increased greatly in price and the English blockade of the ports made it almost unobtainable, the cultivation of chicory became extensive. Are there any permanent army posts in Alaska? There are several army posts in Alaska which probably will be permanent. The 2 big ones are Ladd Field and Fort Richardson. There are a few other small establishments, such as Fort Glenn and Fort Mears, but it is not known whether or not these will be permanent. If a baseball player is seriously injured In line of duty on the ball field, does he draw his full salary during his illness? According to Sporting News, in the majors, a player injured in the line of duty must be paid during the period of his disability or to the close of the season, whichever is shorter. In the minors, the player must receive 2 full weeks' pay, after which he can either be released or continued on the salary roll. What famous man had his will printed in book form? Phineas T. Barnum. It was printed in the form of a book with 53 pages. Is there any difference between the food values of chicken and ducks' eggs? Hens' eggs and eggs of other classes of poultry differ very little in composition. OBSERVING ftpm a Grateful "Alumnus" ~ think it will add to your interest in this communication to know that 11 reached me from one of Mason City's, fine and successful young business men: "I want personally to applaud you for your commentary on the state hospitals at Iowa City. Being an 'alumnus' of the children's hospital, where I spent many days, I have a fond interest. "I have many memories of that great institution and feel that whatever anyone can say is not enough for the great work it has done in the past and the work it continues to carry forward. "I shall be waiting for your next broadcast about the hospitals with great interest (KGLO, 12:45 p. m., Sunday). "Too few Jowans know of the many great things we have within our fingers' touch and I feel we do not realize it much of the time until after it is needed." Revolutionary Proposal • wouldn't know how seri- to take the "Mail Bag" correspondent in a Chicago paper who recently came through with this suggestion: "It is my considered opinion that it would greatly relieve the crowded condition in street cars elevated trains, and city buses i: the gentlemen who have seats would allow the ladies to sit on their laps. "I know an interurban bus line where this was the regular custom and no one felt offended." The communication was signec Observer." So I not only don't know whether the note was written with tongue in cheek and fingers crossed. I don't even know whether the writer was one who under the proposal would sit or get sat on. And I'm wondering too just what would happen if the sitter weighed 125 pounds and the standee 210? The whole proposal seems to me to raise more questions than it answers. Super Highway ES^note that construction is |S^ underway in New Jersey on 2 new superhighways designed to reduce traffic congestion which causes an estimated economic loss of $100 million annually. One of the traffic arteries will >e a north-south parkway (limited-access route . for passenger cars) costing $50 million. The oth- also costing $50 million, will >e a freeway (limited-access route or all auto vehicles) from George Washington Bridge to the New Brunswick area. The superhighways will constitute major steps toward completion of the vast metropolitan'traf- fic network called for in the New York Regional Plan, and have been engineered to reduce interurban traffic congestion said to be without parallel anywhere in the world. The freeway, designated last year as Route 100, has been classified as a "dual-dual" highway. It will consist of a total of 8 lanes, divided into 4 roadways of 2 lanes each. The 2 northbound roadways will be separated from the southbound, and through traffic will be separated from short-haul traffic. Information, Please! 1. What is the yearly rental the United States pays for the Panama Canal? _ 2. The flags of what five na- ions have been raised over various parts of what is now the United States? 3. What was the name of the jrst United States overland mail delivery to the far west? Answers—1. $250,000 in gold. England, France, Spain, Holand and Russia. 3. The Pony Excess. The Day's Bouquet To SYLVAN HUGELEN — for completing 10 years of operation of an airplane training school here without a fatality and developing his air activities program into one of the largest in this section. Mason City Globe-Gaxette An A. IV. LEE NEWSPAFEft IssuM Every Week Day by the CLODS-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East SUtc St. Telephone SIM LEE P. LOOMIS FuMlsker IV. EAKL IIALL ....BI»n»tlnt Editor ENOCH -\OKE.M City Editor LLOYU L. GEEK ...AdrertlslBC M,t. Saturday, April 26, 1947 Entered as second-class matter April 11, 1930, at the postolfice at Mason City, ovra, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which s exclusively entitled to use for republication of all news dispatches credited to t or not otherwise credited to this paper tnd also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES flason City and Clear Lake, by year, $13, flason City and Clear Lake, by week, 25c. Outside 100 mile zone, per year. $12; mos-. (6.50: 3 mas.. $3.50: 1 mo.. $1.20. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and ithin 100 miles of Mason City and Out' ide of the Carrier District of Mason City nd Clear Lake: :y mail 6 months 9 4.29 3 er year by mail 8.00 3 er year by carrier 13.00 er week by carrier .25 Remember? those interested health. in the public Education First IF you know of a young man who 4 is contemplating quitting high school in order to join the navy, persuade him, for his own sake as well as for that of the service, not to do so. The navy wants young men, but it would much prefer having those who have completed high school. These have a much better chance for advancement. In this respect "a life on the ocean wave" isn't much different from life in any other place nowadays, Education is the first essential. Willie Willis By Robert Quillen Dad says I can be a great man. All you need is good sense and a big political job in time of trouble. Editorial of Day TOMORROWS FORESTS T A CROSSE TRIBUNE—The for*-" ests of the future, President Truman remarked in an Arbor Day statement, will be the trees we plant now. This nation, he added, must stop destructive cutting and unwise depletion of its forest wealth. The rapid and reckless deforestation of America is one of the less responsible chapters in the history of free enterprise. It is true that even a century of wasteful exploitation has not destroyed the nation's forest wealth. One-third of the area of the United States is still forest land. But that wealth is diminishing. Even today, after 50 years during which the need for forest conservation has been recognized more and more, it is estimated that four trees die for every new one that grows to maturity. Most trees in the nation's 80- per-cent-privatoly-owned forests are still chopped down on a cut- and-get-out basis, with little replanting. Many nations, without injury to private enterprise, plan the sustained growth of their forest resources on a long-range basis, maintaining them at a steady level by controlling cutting and replanting. Thus their forest wealth never diminishes. This country has neglected to do that because its forest wealth seemed inexhaustible. TEN YEARS AGO Mason City council No. 1006, Knights of Columbus, will initiate a class of 40 members at the Moose hall. This will be the 3rd initiation staged by the organization since last July. The program for the day will begin with registration at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning at the Moose hall. The Holy Name society members will meet with the knights at the same time. An excellent evening's entertainment has been provided for the occasion, according to Dr. Don Fitzgerald, grand knight. The banquet is open to women. Tickets may be procured from Al Gerard. TWENTY YEARS AGO A Gospel team of high school boys under the leadership of Evron M. Karges, boys' secretary of the Y. M. C. A. conducted services at the Crystal Lake Methodist church. The 15 boys who comprised the team were guests at a social hour and Epworth league meeting before the services. Charles Elder, Carroll Swift, Kenneth Woodward, John Moen, Eennie Eankin and Ward Harrison were speakers. Dale Harrison and Clifford Hamblin led the devotions. Gerald Homrig was pianist and gave a solo, William Hathorn led in the- responsive reading and Mr. Karges presided. THIRTY YEARS AGO An important real estate transaction has just been completed in the purchase by the Hawkeye Supply company from the Mason City Investment company of the buildings and land formerly known as the Colby Motor company plant. This property will be immediately occupied by Hawkeye Supply company as their headquarters. The removal from the present plant to the new plant will be completed by July 1. The company was organized by G.-B. Pray and C. B. Sherman in January, 1914. The present directors of the company are C. C. Virgil, B. F. Van Vliet, C. H. McNider, G. B. Pray and C. B. Sherman. FORTY YEARS AGO An effort is being made to organize a lodge of the Order of Eagles in Mason City. J. Hanlon of Des Moines, a state organizer for the lodge, is in the city canvassing the situation. He has found 11 members of the order located here and if 50 members can be secured the lodge will be organized. The prospects look good for that. Chunk Williams and son Stanley and Earl Conners left this morning for Montana where the former will spend a few weeks rounding up a number of horses and the latter look around for a I location. ... BECAUSE you M»Y HAVE TO LOOK THROUGH FIVE COWTRlESTO FINP WHAT WE...ANP THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT,., WANT TOUKJOB IS TO LOCATE ASK H m TO war. n&>sei. Hi. INTROPUCE Y3UTO j TWISAWV, SCORCHX. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT WONTI PLAV BALL WITH CROOKS BUT YOU'RE ON tOUK OWN.' HE ICHlHSKAICO SEE YOU MMM, 1 FLOWN .4 B4CKFROW- 'S4FEKEEFTN5-. IN INDIA, HUM? I WAS INSTRUCTED TO REPORT TO YOU, CONSUL.' A HUGE SHIPMENTOF CHINESE GOLP BULLION ANP GEMS HAVE TURNEP INTO LEAP TIUES / HOW COME WE'RE PLAYING HERE AT THE • BALL PARK TODAY, INSTEAD OF AT OUR REGULAR AUDIENCE?.... ARE WE GOING TO HAVE AN AUDIENCE? THIS IS AN EXHIBITION GAME...I WANTED A GRANDSTAND FOR OUR AUDIENCE!.' PLAY BALL! LOOK, SKEETER!! WHAT DID I TELLYOU2.0UR AUDIENCE IS HERE!! I MADE SUREOFTflAT ..ADMISSION IS BY SPECIAL 1 INVITATION!! HOW DO YOU KNOW WE WELL, WHADD'YA KNOW!! WE'VE GOT TO HAVE HELP TO SET HIM DOWN." RUM .'OUT TO THE HIGHWAY. 1 GET SOMEONE.' ANYONE! YES, BETH, IT'S WHAT YOU FEARED. IT'S MR.BLAIR! AND •BUDDY, IM AFRAID TO HAVE YOU LOOK, FOR FEAR OF WHAT YOU'LL FIND! IS-IS IT- LETS LOOK THERE FIRST, ANYWAY/ I KWOW WHERE S-FOLLOW MAYBE HE HAS FOR A VALK IU THE MOOKILISHT VITH MS BEAUTIFUL LADY LOVE- IF HE HAS, SHE WQW'T j. BE BEAUTIFUL AFTER I 00 YOU WE'LL FWD KIK1G OTUY? KHT HAS RHXEW -4ND CAPTAIN OLGA, KHUrWULF KH/SR AND KINS CORNY HAVE SET OUT TO LET'EM HAVE A HEAD START/ ALWAYS GIVE SOU LUCK^ CGEEPS STAND 7HSEE AND LET HIM GETAWAY.! JUNIOES cure: M= roe HIM s. ING CHANCE IS M/ MOTTO, WELL IS ^ RISHT-AND FEEL LIKE AT THE BOTTOM OF ONE WITHOUT A RESCUE BUCKET. MO GEMS !M VEN.GH'5 CABIN. THAT5 CERTAIN .-AND WHEN THE SKIPPER FINDS OUT HOW 1 BURGLARIZED AM INNOCEMT PASSENGER'S TAKE IT EASY, BRICK — •SANDY, SOMEONE'S AT CAP'NS COMPLIMENTS, SIR.' THE SKIPPERWSHES TO SEE YOU IN HIS CABIH IMMEDIATELY/ SOlONSJ KIDS' t/EVe GOT T/J/5 •STOKM UCKSO! CLL SKIP OVER AV* fiHIP llP SOME FRIED POTATOES nWL£ tie's llOT LOOKItt'—

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