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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 7, 1946, Mason City, Iowa                                Collection of Taxes by States Reached a New High in 1946 THE nationwide total of 000000 in state tax collections for the fiscal year 1946 scored an alltime high and continued the uninterrupted upward trend begun in 1937 Total collections in the 12 months preceding July 1946 rep resent a 62 per cent increase over receipts for fiscal 1945 according to calculations based on U S bu reau of the census figures This years total also marks a 347 per cent gain over 1941 collections and exceeds 1937 collections by 772 per cent Payroll general sales motor fuel and income taxes account for 616 per cent of all 1946 state tax revenues Payroll taxes alone ac counted for 174 per cent of state tax receipts totaling billion Through the biggest single item in 1936 collections this figure is still somewhat less than last years billion total The decline is accounted for by reduction of overtime pay shift of war work ers to lowerpaid jobs and effect of strikes throughout industry TIJOTOR fuel tax receipts follow ing termination of gasoline and tire rationing surged upward to 2nd place in nationwide state tax collections for 1946 with a 5900 million total greatest since 1942s milHnn alltime high The 1946 total amounts to 151 per cent of the total state tax revenues for the year Revenue from motor vehicle li cense alcoholic beverage and to bacco taxes for fiscal 1946 was considerably above that for any preceding period of the past 5 years Totals were million million and million re spectively Increases in rates and fees in some states acted to raise these revenues to their current fig ures Motor vehicle license re ceipts accounted for 77 per cent of the total state1 tax dollar liquor tax revenues for 67 per cent and tobacco tax receipts for 33 per cent Riding the crest of holiday con sumer spending following VJ day general sales tax receipts for 1946 rose from last years million to million and accounted for 151 per cent of all state tax col lections For the first time since 1944 however sales tax revenues were virtually no greater than re ceipts from motor fuel taxes GREATEST gain in a single tax category during the last 5 years was in revenues from individual and corporate income taxes which rose from million 1942 to million in fiscal 1948 This years receipts represent a 141 percent slice of the total state tax dollar In the last year alone however only individual income tax re ceipts continued upward rising to million from 1945s rail lion Corporate income taxes meanwhile sagged from mil lion in 1945 to million in 1946 reflecting the drop in corporate profits following war production shutdowns Last Voyage AKUSTY ghost of a happier era slid past the Statue of Lib erty the other day For the hulk of the Nonnandie this tow across the Narrows at the entrance o New York harbor from Brooklyn to Port Newark N J was her las Voyage Save for a few puffing tugs the Normandies last trip was unheralded It was just a huge mass of junk going to the scrap yards Ten lusty years ago the Nor mandie sailed majestically into New York and docked at the French line pier while all thi whistles and sirens of the harbor shrieked a royal welcome She was a wonder ship then Our navy spent more millions in salvage to save its face than the Normandie cost the French gov ernmentBy then time was run ning out and it didnt look like th Normandie was worth refitting She was towed ignorninously to Hoboken to rust out its remem brance A short time ago America set tied the indemnity bill for th Normandie and what was left o this once proud liner was towec away Save for the Titanic nc ship in recent years has ever suf fered such a tragic fate 2 Needed Reforms CENATOR KNOWLAND of Cali fornia has stated that he wil make strenuous efforts to brin about 2 important reforms in sen atorial rules Should he succee he will be enthusiastically ap plauded by the great majority o the American people First on his agenda is the aboli tion of the filibuster which he pro poses to bring about by requirin cloture or limit on debate by sim pie majority vote instead of two thirds Of course this will be op posed by mossbacked southerner and others who worship the pas But it should prevail The other abuse aimed at b Knowland is the vicious rider system which permits the pinnin to appropriation and other essen tial bills of amendments in no wa related to the principal measur The rider once affixed to the bi cannot be killed without killin the entire act It is unfair proce dure too frequently resorted to b legislators who could get their bil throuah in no other way UNWANTED SANTA GLAUS ook Out Jelow An oldtimer has been defined a person who remembers when le worst neighborhood nuisance a lad with puppy love and a ukulele 9 The miracle of splitting the torn seems less impressive when ne views the splitting job being one currently on a pat of butter s The old fashioned family album as given way to newfashioned amily boring Health By H N Bundesen M D REDUCE AFTEREFFECTS OF ABDOMINAL OPERATION JEOPLE who must undergo ab dominal operation today are not only more comfortable in the e r i o d immediately following heir session with the surgeon han ever before but they run much less risk of death This great reduction in the number who succumb to opera ions on the abdomen is the result f advances made in the past 10 ears and according to DrAlbert O Singleton of Texas university t is due in large part to the fact hat we know more about compil ations of operation and how to prevent them The first step in making opera tion safe is to put the stomach and bowel at rest by keeping water and food out of them the second i to banish gas Gas causes contractions of the iowel just as do food and water keeping the intestinal tract quiet irevents rupturing of the bowel docking of the bowel and peri onitis or inflammation of the lin ng membrane of the abdominal cavity Swelling of the abdomen or dis ention was formerly a common complication of abdominal opera ions Dr Singleton believes that this distention is due to swal owed air In order to prevent it le suggests that a suction tube je inserted through the nose ber ore any abdominal operation is performed This tube is attached o a suction pump and if the pump is kept working during the oper ation distention of the abdomen will not occur Other advantages of this procedure are that it keeps he patient from vomiting during or after the operation air swal owed by the patient is promptly removed and vomited material cannot be breathed into the lung A Second important point in preventing complications follow ng abdominal operations is to seep up the normal body func tions This is done by first mak ng sure that the patient gets plenty of fluids If he cannot ake them by mouth they can be uven by Injection into a veinor under the skin Care is takenthat the patient does not get too much salt The suction tube is not used in cases of children Duriflg its use it must be carefully watched to make sure that it does not be come blocked Just how longthe suction tube will be left in alter operation depends upon the type of procedure carried out In the case of a ruptured appendix it is suggested that it be left inplace for from 2 or 3 days and for the same period following removal o the gallbladder Of course the surgeon will decide just how long the suction should be continued in each case ios and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Which Way Manly Signal There is no point in arguing whether or not this ountry can afford a 00 debt Weve got it The real oint is what we are going to do bout it Only 2 courses are open o us We can keep up public pending at the present rate let le budget remain unbalanced and urther depreciate the dollar This vill make a future depression in vitable and imperil the war bonds avings accounts and insurance olicies of all the people Or we an tighten our belts cut govern ment costs to the limit start regu ar debt retirement nd eventually pull out with a ound dollar and a solvent nation he choice rest with the people Wants More Light hi Gamer Garner Signal Some of the ghts of patriotism in various sec tions of this country are about as dim as the residential lighting ystem in throw the main streets in wonder something is going to be one about the deplorable situa on What an improvement could e made in Garner by the instal atiotrof a new and better light ing system Angels Preceded Lewis Austin Minn Herald More than 15 million evergreen trees sre to be used at Christmas time md it is up to John L Lewis or Uncle Sam to say if these trees are o be unlighted with the lights hat hail the return of the great ay of promise of peace and good vill among men There was no bhn L Lewis around when the angels sang their glorious song Open Forums Are Fun Algona Upper Des Moines The Open Forum type of meeting can be a lot offun the Congrega tional Mens club uses it quite McJItters nevtr realized the danjers of Urine past 35 until she bejin IMentnr to the pill patent medicine programs Did You Know By The Raskin Service EDITOKS NOTE ailnf tall srrlc tor qintloni ilfD fill name and tnt lotlm emit tm letua Frederick J Biruu Wathlutra P C What amount of humidity should there be in a steamheated room A humidity of 45 per cent satura tion pf the air at 70 degrees F room temperature is considered good from the standpoint of com fort What is the population of Oak Ridfe Tenn7 It took but 2 years from 1943 to 1845 for the Atom City at Oak Ridge to develop Erom virgin land to a community of 75000 persons By April 1946 the population had dropped to 47000 How lone does it iake an Eskimo to build a snow house Such a house can be built in an hour The blocks from which it is made are laid in a spiral and as the wall slopes inward at the top each aew block is supported by the one next to it Was the steel framework ofthe Empire State Building seriously damaged when an airplane crashed into it last year The American Institute of Steel Con struction said that the buildings steel framework showed amaz ingly few signs of the tremendous shock and that the framing eased itself only very slightly as a prizefighter rolls with a blow Where did the burro originate The burro a small ass of the southwestern part of the United States is descended from the don keys of the Spanish conquerors The domestic donkey or ass prob ably originated in Egypt or Asia Minor How can the curdling of milk be prevented in making cream of tomato soup Government experts advice adding the hot thickened tomato to cool fresh milk heating just a moment and then serving immediately If the soup mixture stands long is heated too much or too long or is made with milk that is on the verge of turning separation occurs Does the accumulation of barn acles on the bottoms of ships af fect their speed Barnacles which settle on the bottoms of vessels retard their speed Naval ships are brought into drydock and scraped by hand to remove the ac cumulation In what year did 4 army gen erals run for the presidency In 1880 Generals W S Hancock James B Weaver Neal Dow and James A Garfield were presiden tial candidates Must a naturalized person wait a specific time before he is elig ible to run for the United States senate One of the requirements for the office of senator is that the person in questionroust have been a citizen of the United States for 9 years How many dogs are there in the United States There are 13 million according to an unofficial 1943 estimate OBSERVING Antarctica Names was Interested in the re cent observation by Adm Bichard E Byrd that al though no woman has ever set foot on vast Antarctica women are generously represented in the names of the south pole region The admiral is about to set out Land again for that area There is Queen Maud with coastal sectors named for Princesses Martha Astrid and Raghnild There are Victoria Land Princess Elizabeth land Queen Mary Coast Queen Astrid Coast Queen Alexandra Bange More often than royalty how ever relatives of explorers have been honored At the edge of Marie Byrd Land named for the admirals wife is Eleanor Boiling Bight honoring his mother In Marie Byrd Land Mount Grace McKinley is one of the many high peaks that give undying fame to women Widely separated in Antarctica are Capes Anna Anne and Ann Islands or bays are named for plain Jenny Mabel Emma Ber tha Louise Adelaide Marguerite Wilhetaina so on Mount Caroline Mikkelsen rises on the Ingrid Christensen Coast in Princess Elizabeth Land with Four Ladies Bank just off shore Safety on Our Farms have pointed out in this de partment more than once that farming is the nar tions most dangerous field ot work at the present time The situation is one which calls for some most serious ac on Guy L Noble vice president for arms in the organizational setup on the National Safety council re cently had this to say We are only now making a be ginning in safety promotion in agriculture Industry has been at the job for 30 years and in the past 15 years manufacturers have reduced their accident rate by 51 per cent What others have done I be lieve we can do We should be able to make progress faster be cause we can build upon the ex perience of others Leaders of agriculture na tional and state should join in this great humanitar hands endeavor Farm be reduced but accidents the goal cannot be reached with the puny efforts which we are now putting forth We cannot do the job unless we enlist and coordinate interest and enthusiasm of all agencies allied with agriculture It Wasnt Mark Twain think its about time to re mind newspaper and radio commentators again that it was not Mark Twain who auth ored the gag about everybodys talking about the weather but no bodys doing anything about it The man responsible for It was editor of the Hartford Conn Courant For the moment his name escapes me I only know it wasat MarkTwain Its probably because the humor involved is so characteristic of Mark Twain that the false credit ing has been so tmivergaL Information Plcati Label the following statements true or false then check your knowledge of Iowa with the cor rect answers below 1 Iowas 4 seasons binder her recreational activities 2 Iowa farm boys are superior mechanics 3 A few Iowa counties have no 4 Twentyone Iowa cities have a population of more than 10000 Answers t FalseJowas var ied seasons make possible golf and skiing boating and skating fish The Days Bouquet To CHRISTMAS SEAL PUB making available the necessary funds to carry on the great fight against tubercu losis Most residents of this com munity have received seals in the mail for which payment should be mailed back as soon as ble Others may get the seals at the banks or postoffice Moion City GlobeGazette An A W LIE NEWSPAPER Issued ETftrr Week by the GLOBEGAZETTE PUBLISHING CO 121123 But State St Itltphone OM LEE T LOOMIS Vnblliher W FAKL HALL Hanxlnf Editor ENOCH NOKEBI City Editor LLOTD L GEEK AdTertlltnl Mjr Saturday Dec 7 1946 Entered seronddsM natter April 1J 1930 at the portoHice st Mason City Iowa under the act oJMatd 3 J879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED JKESS which Is exclusively entitled to lor republl cation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to tWo paper and also the local news published herein SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year Mason City and Clear Lake by week 25c Outside 100 Mile Zone per year 6 mos 3 mos fSSO 1 mo 9120 Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 miles ol Mason City awl Out side ot the Carrier District ot Mason City and Clear Lake Per year by mail successfully last subject was Should President Truman Re sign Funny thing about it was hat many republicans didnt iink he should and some demo crats favored the idea Wants AdultNightSchools Fort Dodge Messenger An ulti mate goal for every community should be an adult school with regularly organized evening classes using local school and li jrary facilities Commissioned Diapers Burlington HawfcEye Gazette Time keeps marching right on and how many 2nd lieutenants bars do you suppose there are to day holding up diapers Keep Colds at Home Charles City Press Stay at home with your fall cold is the advice of doctors And wed all prefer leaving it there alone Mailbag BLIND LEADERSHIP MASON allow John L Lewis to win in any way would be fatal to the American way of living Life would become more and more like it must have been under the ruling forces of the jpaper hanger in Germany Is this what we want Are we not conscious as to where we are drifting No one group or groups of or ganizations should have so much power that the laws health and the welfare of our nation would be jeopardized by strikes or by some other methods Thats what Hitler had in mind when he gradually rose to power To eventually hold the very peo ple who helped put him into pow er in the palms of his hands The miners as well as others let their needs overshadow their future fate of such given powers They are like so many sheep they follow the leader without much forethought or reasoning of their own The hardships losses suffering and scars that we may have to endure now will be nothing com pared to what the outcome will be if a few ditcatorial minded people are allowed a compromise by President Truman and those who have the nation as a whole in mind MRS L M HOPKINS 716 So Washington Ave Remember TEN YEARS AGO Mrs George E Powell 322 Beaumont drive will leave to morrow for Washington D C where she will spend the holidays with her daughters Arlene Pow ell and Mrs L J Cheatham formerly Madalynne Powell She will attend the inauguration of the president on Jan 20 and will visit in Baltimore Philadelphia and New York returning home in February planning to be gone about 2 months Miss Lodema Corey 406 1st N E left For Kansas City where she will spend the holidays with Mr and Mrs LeonLiesenberg TWENTY YEARS AGO For the next round of the city manager campaign in Mason City Dr James Alderson exmayor of Dubuque will visit Mason City tomorrow and make 3 different talks in the interests of the cam paign At he will speak under the auspices of the League of Women voters in the courthouse assemblyroom He will make brief address at the ParentTeach ers association meeting at the Wil son school at 8 p m and at p m he will address a mass meet ing of citizens in the assembly room of the courthouse Dr Alder EOH was mayor of Dubuque for 5 years under the city manager sys tem of government THIRTY YEARS AGO The ministers of the city are to take the religious census of the city themselves for the coming year It is a good idea and the man who proposed the plan ought to be marked A and sent to the head of the column Church activ ities have gotten into so many channels that it keeps the preach er busy attending to bazars and choir rehearsals and the mission ary meetings and the aid societies and so forth With prospects for a much greater growth the membership of the Mason City Chamber of Com merce has reached 839 according to the report of the membership committee at the meeting of the board of directors in the club rooms last night FORTY YEARS AGO Spring is not here yet be not deceived The warm winter pre dicted by the weather prophet has caught cold and the prophet is face to face with the weatherman in a death struggle for the mastery of the climate Nobody smiles at the weather mans victory today but the coal man and the clothing man whose risabilities are more than aroused A drop of 50 degrees in the thermometer is the history of the past 12 hours and from present indications the mercury has not found bottom yet General and Mrs Tirrill of Manchester arrived this afternoon and are the guests of Gen and Mrs Dyer Gen Tirrill lec ture this evening at the University Per year by carrier Per week by carrier ing and hunting 2 True 3 False The Adelie penguin lives on the county has both agricul ahead lets put agricultural safety Adelie Coast named by a French ture and industry 4 True at par We can if we will SWTH WERE TAWNS YOU KT TOUR FACE VALUE SERSEANT SOUND THE ALARM CONPITON REP AJU FUVERS TO THE1 BOOK OT ONCE SROUNP CREWS LOAP OP WITH TRACER BLUE BOMBSANP ROCKETS BETTER SIMULATION ACTUAL BATTLE G3NPITIONS WBRE TRVINS TO WPO CAPTOK 8LEEK OP THE TO VER1FV SMITHS MEANWHILE TOO TEU ME PRBJTES PROMAMWU1 AMP AM WE MUST IVOVE tOGOROOS TRVOUT FOR OUR NEW SO THATS SCOKCHY SMITH ANP A 3EN1J1NE OBJECTIVE TOR THE i ITHE CKTE OF OUR JONT AIR MANEUVERS TO TOW ISEEEVETO EYE WITH OLPBOY HOWCOULD JDULOSE J XOUSOTADOG HOME AND PIGEONS Jl ALL RIGHT BUT CMtE HOME AGAIN WONT THEY AND WHEN HE WENT BACX TO CLARENCE HE ITCHDNT WORK fflTC IQOT SAY MUGGSHOWTJ oirr ON THAT EAL TO TRADE CLARENCE R ftSIR FOR HIS DOG TOOK THE PIGEONS WHY OUR VERY LIVES MAY BE IN DANSER JUST A BIT OF FLAME POT TO WE BRUSH PILE OF SUSPICION IT ALL HELPS MY PURPOSE JUST HCW MUCH OF A MENACE COULDNlT S4Y 8UT TdlS I DO KNOW HE MEAMS I FEAD YOUR I KNEW IT 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