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if.'tlA t^.'.HiOJ' V^-^,-—.- W'i.1 Editorials"Truman Doctrine" Gets Real Test in Near-East Crisis THE United Nations commission ^ appointed at the request of Greece to investigate the guerrilla warfare along her northern borders has reported that the Greek complaints against Yugoslavia are justified. All the nations represented on the commission voted for the report except 2—Russia and Poland. These adverse votes were expected, inasmuch as Poland is a completely captive Russian satellite, and Yugoslavia is in the same status. Yugoslavia's harboring and training of Greek communist guerrillas is part of her job as spearhead of Russia's thrust toward the Dardanelles and the Mediterranean. THE majority report recommends * that the UN council take action to stop this aggression against Greece, but it is doubtful if any summary action can be forthcoming. The Russian veto is in the way. However, it has been true before and may be true again that the publicity attached to the commission's report has a deterrent effect. Russia is not entirely immune to world public opinion, as the Azerbaijan affair in Iran showed. At any rate, the UN report on the Greek border trouble ought to • strengthen the hands of the United States in applying the hew Truman doctrine to the protection of Greece. It pretty well vindicates the American assertion that Russia is attempting to create a communist overthrow of the Athens government and explodes the Moscow ' propaganda that our aid to Greece is imperialistic meddling and interference. TT remains to be seen if Yugo•* slavia, Albania and Bulgaria— the latter 2 were also blamed by the commission for the border aggressions—will cease and desist. The chances are that they will not, although they may lie low for a tune rather than embarrass Moscow at the moment. The tac- THE DEBTOR'S PRISON Look Out Below Under the necessities the tics pursued in Iran will probably be followed. Just the same the spotlight the. UN turned on the Greek situation has helped the situation, if not a complete cure. It is a formidable weapon in issues short of war, and the. Russians do not relish it. THE Truman doctrine, just im^ plemented by the president's signature on the bill authorizing aid to, Greece and Turkey, is already being put into effect. Hans for reorganizing and reequipping the 2 armies are already - under way, although the white house has not yet chosen the American who will head up the administration mission. Professional soldiers are on the job, and money will be made available, through the HFC by a loan to the state department to tide the work over until the con- world situation, America is forced to operate on the theory that it's better to have guns and not need them than to need guns and not have them. * * * The Arabs are in the news these days—but it has nothing to do with folding tents and quietly stealing away. * # # Father's big worry these days is whether he can afford Dad's day. H Health By H. N. Bundesen, M. 0. FACTS AND TREATMENT FOR HAT FEVER PATIENTS > AY FEVER is a disease about which myths, half-truths and superstitions cluster like bees around a hive. People—at least great numbers of them-—don't know what sort ol condition it is, and they are likely to be misled further by statements from well-meaning but misinformed friends and relatives. Misunderstanding the nature of hay fever, they try doubtful remedies which promise "quick and sure" relief instead of going to their doctors and getting what real help is available to them. The first thing to understand about hay fever is that there are to date no easy, speedy or permanent cures, for it. There however, treatments which gressional appropriation comes through. Choice of the administrator is of the utmost importance. His will be the responsibility to 1 see not only that American policies are carried out, but that no money sticks to the wrong fingers in the immemorial near-eastern manner. It is not an enviable job, for it is already certain that the American mission will face a net of intrigue and political ambush. AND there is always the possi- **• bility that the objectives may not be reached. The Truman doctrine is a bold experiment in which there is reason to hope, but no certainty. It may lead us far afield, and even prepare the way to war. But there is no alternative except to surrender most of the world to communism. A strong and vigorous United Nations might, ideally, handle the job. But no such organization exists and there is no prospect of its ever existing unless individual peace-loving nations, like the USA, show strong leadership. All the small nations in the UN are hoping that we can make it stick, in Greece and Turkey. The Russian group, of course, hopes we fail, and will do its best to bring that aBout. But the UN and the democratic idea have gained new strength from the American action. A Gallant Ship THE ensign of the old Battleship * Mississippi .is coming down, after 29 fighting years of service with the U. S. fleet The navy has declared the USS Mississippi surplus, and she will be broken up for scrap. Moored at Boston navy yard since returning from the Japanese surrender mission in Tokyo bay, the old battlewagon Mississippi has earned an honorable discharge. In her log book is the record of having thrown more steel against the enemy than any ship in the history of naval warfare. While that claim is disputecj by the new super-battleship Missis- sissipi, it still is a record to shoot at. are, will make the hay fever victim any number of times more comfortable than he would be without them. According to Dr. Paul D. Fleming of Texas, proper treatment can completely relieve about three-fourths of those, with hey fever of all symptoms, and greatly improve a large number of the remainder. Proper treatment for hay fever is based on the fact that it is an allergy, that is, due to over-sensitivity to pollen'from some plant, or some other substance, which the patient breathes in. T h es e irritating substances cause attacks of sneezing with a great deal of discharge. Trouble usually starts about the middle of August and continues until the middle of September. In most cases those who are affected are sensitive to pollen from ragweed, though Dr. Fleming states that there is a distinct tendency among hay fever victims to develop sensitivity to pollen which occurs at other seasons and even to dusts and animal danders. Dr. Fleming recommends that all patients with hay fever be studied to determine, if possible, to what substances they are sensitive. The use of skin tests is helpful in determining these facts. These tests are made by injecting pollen extracts into the skin and noting whether a red swelling develops at the point of infection. Once the pollen causing the trouble is determined, injections under the skin of the pollen extract in gradually increasing doses should be started. This treatment is best carried out if done the year 'round. However, it may be started at .the height of the hay fever season. For best results, however, the average patient should start treatment at least 2 months before the onset of .the next hay fever season. Hay fever may occur at any age. The majority of cases develop in patients under 20 years of age. After the age of 40, it is unusual for a real allergic disorder to first develop. In 100 children with allergy up to the age of 10 years, 38 had hay fever, and in 16 instances the condition was diagnosed before the children were 3 years of age. Willie Willis By Robert Qnillen Mom says we've got to chew regular gum or nothin'. She says she can't touch a piece of furniture in the livin' room without stickin'. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Homes Should Be Safe Iowa City Press-Citizen: Figures released this week by the state health department at Des Moines prove how unsafe many homes are for children. More than half of the 256 Iowa children under 14 years of age who died in accidents during 1946 were killed in mishaps in the home, the report stated. A total of 133 Iowa children were victims of home accidents. Electrical Care Austin Herald: Entirely too frequently we read' of electrocutions which happen accidentally in the bathtub. The danger of electrical contacts through water is well known to most people. However, there are still entirely too many accidents in the home from contacts of this nature. Result of Strikes Davenport Times: Unquestionably, labor's position has deteriorated in direct proportion with the number of strikes which the public feels might well have been avoidecl. The demand for modification in laws which now are so favorable to labor was the inevitable result Judiciary Still Judicial Cedar .Rapids Gazette: The high regard in which the Iowa supreme court is held has been recognized by the appointment of Chief Justice Charles W. Wennerstrum to serve on the military judicial tribunal for the trial of nazi war criminals at Nuernberg. World's Bread Basket Davenport Democrat: The United States, one-time arsenal of democracy, has been the world's bread basket for more than a year, and what with the breakdown of the Russian crop, must continue in the role for some time longer— if the world is to be fed. Insurance of Bank Deposits Marshalltown Times - Republican: Federal insurance of bank deposits has been a good thing for the public and. for the banker. There are now more than 13,500 banks whose depositors are insured by the federal deposit insurance corporation. Registration Charles City Press: Charles City's present system of registering voters has some of the aspects of a mess. Permanent registration would erase many of the loose ends of the system here. It could be accomplished by passage of a city ordinance. Plenty of Money Waterloo Courier:! The federal government can spend millions to broadcast to only a handful of people in Russia; but we do not have sufficient money in Waterloo to keep our streets in repair. Did You Know? By The Hoskin Servict EDITOR'S NOTE: Buierl mini lkl> «rrlse f*r question! «f l»et—n*t f»mn- »cl—xn*liU ftlffn full uune mud ftMrcM and liclMt 3 cents l»r retm BtsUf*. Aitrctt Tntnle J. Mukli, Jmtttmt- U.o Huron, Wuhlnttu, 1>. C. Why Is the peuculn unable to fly? Because for generation after generation it has failed to use its wings for flying. Since the bird lives only in remote regions where it has few enemies, it can spend all its time on land or in water. Do boys uwally welch more at birth than cirb? It is said that the average birth weight for boys is 7 pounds 11 ounces; for girls, 7 pounds 4 ounces. Does a lobster (bed it* shell frequently durinc ftowth? During the first year after hatching a lobster sheds from 14 to 17 times. Molting continues at intervals as long as there is growth. What was the welfht of the large piece of (old known as "Welcome Strmeer?" The large nugget weighed 1574 pounds. It was found in 1869 in Victoria only a few inches below the ground in a rut made by a cart. Why do airports need longer runways at high elevations? At high elevations the air is less dense than at sea level. An airplane climbs more slowly in thin air and the required take-off is longer. Hence longer runways are needed. What are the ice limits for admission to West Point? Candidates are eligible for admission to West Point from the day they are 17 years of age (or 19 if from the regular army or national guard) until they become 22. World war II veterans are eligible until they reach 24 years. Are the sliver and fold decorations on cakes edible? The silver and gold trimming on cakes is of the metallic type and is not edible. How old was Joan of Arc when she was burned at the stake? The Maid of Orleans was only 19 years old. What are the requirements for joining: the Legion of Valor? It is made up of recipients of the medal of honor, the distinguished service cross and the navy cross. Why did the coffee house lose its popularity in England? England owned no coffee-producing colonies of importance, and coffee consumption gradually declined. The conquest of India had begun in 1730 and India was a great tea- producing country. Britain, therefore, turned to tea. What is the temperature on the planet Pluto? Pluto, which is the most distant planet yet discovered, has a temperature far below that at which water freezes. Its temperature is probably about -350 degrees F. This planet receives only about 1/1600 as much light and heat from the sun as the earth does. Where is there a church dedicated to a thief? There is a Church of St. Dismas inside the walls of Clinton Prison at Dannemora, N. Y. Dismas was the penitent thief who suffered crucifixion with Christ. The church was built entirely by prison labor and was dedicated in 1941. fP OBSERVING S*hrtt to the G. A. It. am proud to pass along here the following tribute to the gallant remnant of the G. A. R. in connection with the day set aside for them, May 30. It's from the pen 'of Pliny A. Wiley of Wichita: Wt fir* !• tkm, O slUlcrj •( U» G. A. It., TM> mttt tt frmlic »< triintc •( fntlMi. Tkli li j««r 4ay, »i»r Mtkhv ever m«r III kinwot -mute »4 nilUwfi recollee- tlu. T«« ttnti ft »i la trhlca y««r nnuadn •lee», Wllk au>7 a crlBWft nit »nd 111? wait* An ««««* ••«. We «b»l! ttelc memory k«n F«r«T«r iretn. T»ej • fw the Dark w«« Ike 4>T| ot Sixty-Oof. Great 1 Llneeln calleA for men Of krawn ant masele— men *f ttrepftk and iklll. Tfta wkeoi we aener kere reipvaaea' then, T« F«Ucr Aarakam euu with r«r»l will. At li**k«iit Maintain WM T*vr eearacc tried; At MmlTcra Hill felt little's fearful skoek. At Gettribart i.u turned the Itehel tide: At Chleftmanf* steed with Themas like a rock. Tken wken the Stars and Bars had ceased to wave, Wken Slavery an< Secession both were dead, the mlfhly nation which jreu touiht ti we Called roa from W»r to Arts ot Feaee Instead. Westward yoa cane, the wilderness to Toar sMMe waka drew Ik* katterr'i Now drew the Blew. We see year hewes »ppt«r Fer y«»r krate wl»«s an* (er r»«r Uttle •n«. Ant thus we st>n4 en this Meraerltl d»y, Tg ilve t» yo» the tribute «f eur live. Ail* m*r Ike »«nu{e trktok y«r eklldrea pay. Be like a kenelictlon Irem eur Get akeve. A Bit of Circui History take it there were no old- tuners on the copy desks of those newspapers which recently let a story get by in which there was a reference to the "Barnum Brothers of Baraboo, Wis." An oldtimer would have known that there never were any "Barnum Brothers" in the circus business—only Phineas Taylor Barnum, founder of the modern traveling menagerie and circus. Barnum was bom in Bethel, Conn., in 1810 and died in Bridgeport in that state in 1891. Chances are he never heard of Baraboo, which was the home of Ringling Brothers,- who built up the only show which really rivalled Barnum's, with which it was combined after his death. Barnum brought Jenny Lind, he great Swedish prima donna, to this country in 1850 and was always on the hunt for freaks. Among those discovered by him were the midget Tom Thumb (Charles Stratton), the Siamese wins, Siamese sacred white ele- phant and Chang, the Chinese ji- ant. •Bamum coined the expression: "The American people like to be humbugged," and was credited with having remarked once that "There's a sucker born every minute." The Ringling brothers were reared at McGregor, Iowa, and their first contact with the show business took the form of a backyard penny circus at their Iowa home. A Prtdgt For Safety pass along with my .'unqualified recommendation this pledge for industrial workers contained in a new safety booklet called "So Help Me!" got out by the National Safety council: ''I will be a safe worker and a careful driver. "I will keep my home free from Hazards and will teach my far-lily to follow safe ways. "I will support the safety work in my community." Information, Please! 1. What is Czechoslovakia's capital city? 2. What city is the capital of Romania? 3. What is the capital of Hungary? Answers—1. Prague. 2. Bucharest. 3. Budapest The Day's Bouquet To DR. STELLA MASON—foi being awarded an honorary degree of doctor of science at th« commencement exercises at Upper Iowa university at Fayette, a fitting % recognition of more than a half century of service in the field of medicine. Moson City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPArEE Issued Every Week Day by the GtOBe-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-131 CMt State St. Ttlephue 3«M LEE r. LOOMIS Publisher W. EARL HALL .'.. Manaflnf Miter ENOCH NOKEM City Edlter LLOYD L. GEEK .. AHvertlslttt Mpr. Thursday, May 29, 1947 Entered as second-class matter April 12, 1930, at the postofflce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act ol March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS, which Is exclusively entitled to use for republication ot all local news printed In this newspaper as well as all AP newa dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, by year, S13. Mason City and Clear Lake, by week, 25c. Outside 100 mile zone, per year. S12; 6 mos.. $6.30; 3 raos. $3.50; 1 mo.. 51.20; Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 miles of Mason City and Out' side ot the Carrier District of Mason City and Clear Lake: 3y mall 6 months .... $ 4.25 ?er year by mail 8.00 !>er year by carrier 13.00 Per week by carrier .20 Remember? WELL, SCORCH, TOD G«N MILK RUN TME OL' BURMA BOW ROUTE.' THEN WE SET COURSE FOP CALCUTTA. MCWf VTJU GUESS? AMP /VUkYBE WElL TAKE A LOOK SEE AT TME FOR A BJSWESS MANS CHECK OUR OIL THERE AND CHECK REAPING ME A BIT OP OUR RUBBER BAFT AT KARACHI.' ..AW, DON'T WORRY! WE \ CAN ALWAYS CROSS OUT V 1 THE "AND".....AND MAKE IT 7 READ...."OR OTHER ** CONSIDERATIONS"!! / "FOR ONE DOLLAR AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS" QOIN3 TO TIE EFFIE JJP QOOD!t YEAH! IF THAT BASEBALL SCOUT WANTS EFFIE, HE'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY PLENTY FOR ..I'M WORKING UP * xs^s 8 ^ GOIN5 TO GET A DOLLAR? 1OJRE WONDERING / Mp.BLAIP.I'M WHAT ALL THIS IS I AS CURIOUS AS ABOUT, AREN'T YOU? / A CAT, IF YOU YOU HAVE A RIGHT rV MUST KNOW) TO BE TOLD. . Editorial of Day FREE ENTERPRISE r\AVENPORT D E M O C R AT— ^ President Truman recently gave one of the best descriptions ever made of what the free competitive enterprise system means when he said: "Under that system each man is free to go where he likes, to follow the calling of his choice, and to be rewarded in proportion to the productivity of the effort or the property he contributes." That is an extremely accurate definition, and it covers a great deal of ground in a very few words. Under free enterprise, every man is entitled to pursue any lawful undertaking, free of dictatorship and coercion by capital, labor or government. Carrying the definition farther, it obviously means that government shall not unnecessarily interfere in the affairs of its citizens. Its function is to establish and enforce a set of rules to fit the conduct of our economic life—and then to permit the players in the game to do whatever they may please within those rules. If a man loses, he must accept the loss. If he wins, he has a right to the gain. Finally, under this or any workable definition of free enterprise, government must keep out of business. Socialized enterprise and free enterprise cannot long exist side by side. The first will swallow the other, and then all basic freedoms will be lost. That fact is implicit in President Truman's fine statement. TEN YEARS AGO John Snider, farm manager for the Independent Order of Foresters, accompanied by Mrs. Snider, will leave Friday morning for a tour of the west coast. From Mason City they will go to Winnipeg, then west to Vancouver, where Mr. Snider will give a report before the financial committee at the annual meeting of the Foresters .. The Hev. "W. T. Walker, pastor of the Church of Christ in Mason City about 10 years ago, will visit this weekend at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Q. Moore, 132 llth N. E. He will attend the Church of Christ Sunday morning and may deliver the morning sermon. TWENTY YEARS AGO Miss Eunice Kipper left for Gary, Ind., to compete in an educational contest given by the I. B. P. O. Elks of the World. She is representing the North Iowa lodge, No. 699. She will give her number here Monday evening in Labor hall for which a small charge will be made. Roy Martin, until recently associated with his father in the Mica Insulating company, has joined the American Refining company, with headquarters in Chicago. Another former Mason Cityan, Lewis Collins, is employed by this concern. THIRTY YEARS AGO Lieut. Stephen A. O'Brien of Mason City, member of the Medical Officers' Reserve corps of the United States army, has been ordered to report • for duty at Ft. Riley, Kans., not later than June I. Dr. O'Brien was at New York MY UNCLE HAD BEEN A VECY WEALTHY MAN. BUT FOCnUNE FAILED HIM. HE DIED A LAND-FOOS MAN. NO MONEX HE LEFT LOTS OK LAND AND Tt-lAT RICHLY FURNISHED HOUSE, BUT HE WAS FARSIGHTED. HE KNEW THAT! IN TIME THOSE FUPNISHINGS WOULD ' BRING A SOUND SUM,; AS ANTIQUES. SO f HE WAS HE MADE AN r~/ RIGHTABOUT , UNUSUAL WILL, i HJHE ANTIQUES! -THEKE'STHEWEWS } HAVE VOU kj SURE/THE HEARD ^^HOMAWKS HAVE QUrr THE WARPATH, NEWS?" HOW, PLEWiY ; HOW, CHIEF BEAR/ *a^-t OAKY/ I MEAUT-LOOK/ This Afternoon/ 5UPER-DUPER. BEAUTY CONTEST Oia/THE VIKING QUE0 W1WURMA. THE IHD1AH PRICES' Chief Oskfi SQUAW' diately returned to Mason City. He will depart for Ft. Riley tomorrow night. At that post the reserve medical officers for the big army are given several months intensive training. FORTY YEARS AGO After over .a quarter of a century of agitation and planning, the Odd Fellows Orphans Home is again a fact and was turned over to the order today in the beautiful and impressive service of dedication at the moment when Chairman N. F. Sharts of Burlington, the head of the board of trustees, handed the keys to Grand Master Henderson. The orphans and aged people who have made their home at the new structure for the past few months are now indeed and truth wards of the great order of Odd Fellows. The Home belongs to the order and there are thousands of glad hearts over Iowa today because of that fact, that once more the Odd Fellows have accomplished a great end and their dependents are in comfortable circumstances. ... E T T A K E T T B R I C K VIE WATCHED IT" MEAM YOU SAW P IN A SIOBE J THE GAME OVEE S WINDOW-" ir U^ THE RADIO? XDU WAS NEAT.? A MEAN TELEVISION? MAN SNAPPED YJHO HAS A SET?) A piCTUQE OF ^ WHATSYYOUfc AND MY YOUB SHARE OF ANY PROPO- DIAMONDS FOUND SITION?) WILL BE TRIPLING 1 UNDER THIS „ SETUP-RIGHT? DIDNOU &2ING A GOING T? ^ Krir DIDNT lUFrTHE 3FHCE EABLV/ ;ntrtittrttlti3tf-*tt-t« * BUT IF YOU AND I GET TO BUT, ^ \ KNOW WHERE I'VE BRIBED THE 1ND1A.N5TO THOSE SPARKLERS BBSTf ~" LOOK-; THE CHART is . DESERT WITH US. THE BOATS ARE OURS. WE MAKE OUR MOVE TONIGHT. WE CANT MISS. ARE YOU OMf GETIT? ASO- SPLIT THE sooBi BIRDS DISAPPEAR nno m TWOSE cioiios; THE FOKMT/O/{OF ; wsfuocKS OFBHHK-- —FUms BACK - - en- -ear THAT MeA/K — IVE BEEti /WAV FROM LAHCl! /?AFT Ut fUe S/W£ DIRECTIOH — - - TONMO A •SPOT Oil WE HORIZON HHBRE CiOiDS fiKE fOKMMG LIKE W A FtlKCT, AHO IHtH-DRlPPaK MM —

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