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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1947, Mason City, Iowa                                Just a Few Things to Look Forward to If War Comes Again THE next war if it ever comes will certainly unleash hell from the skies The U S navy is now testing 3 new types of aircraft rockets which would give a bomber the firepower of a cruiser While these new rockets are primarily designed for use against ground forces and fortifications their size is staggering The new ones are the 5 inch Spinner rocket the 1175 inch Tiny Tim aircraft rocket and the U inch Big Dick The Tiny Tim rocket fired from the nose of a PBJ ihe navys version of the Mitchell bomber easily pierced 3 inch armor plate Rockets lined the leading edges of most fighter planes in the clos ing months of World war II but they were bazooka type rockets for the mostpart The nearest thing to artillery in the air was the Mitchell bomber with a short barrel 75 field piece set offset in the nose It was almost an auto matic weapon but it was heavy and not entirely successful When planes can pack the wal lop of medium warships the age of aerial battleships has come UROM another source comes con firmation of the fact that bigger and better atomic weapons are on the way Stephen White writing in Liberty indicates that an atom bomb 1000 times more powerful than that exploded Over Hiro shima is now possible This has been a terrifying possibility ever since the first atomsmashing was achieved at Los Alamos The first of Americas atom bombs depended on the fissure ol U235 the uranium atom hardest to split and plutonium the un stable nucleuswhich neither Han ford nor Oak Ridge have yet pro duced in anything but micro scopic quantities Scientists real ized that if these atoms could be split so could others eventually And if simpleratoms were ever smashed on a big scale the results would be too terrifying to imagine TlfHITE in his article based on interviews with top nuclear scientists contemplates what would happen to New York City if such a superatom bomb was exploded high above the metropolitan area He said there would be no blast to warn the populace below for no air exists in the stratosphere to carry the shock wave The result would be a tremen dous heat radiation 3 time greater than the temperature of the center of the sun There would be a heat flash that would consume cities and humans instantaneously a frightening prospect If mankind is foolish enough to resort to war again it looks like the end Straw in the Wind THERE are multiplying signs that the downward turn of prices has already occurred In certain retail lines the peak was reached in November and sales sought to level off the losses from high priced merchandise that didnt Some high ticket coat and dress lines were cut as deep as 50 per cent in December an incredible move at the height of the holiday buying season Fur coats which are usually held at top prices through Christmas took a tailspin early this month and are being moved out at prices that are half of the August peak Retail prices are the first to take the rap Food prices generallyfol low The agriculture department in its midDecember summary an nounced that trends in meats and staple commodities indicate a slow decline in food prices in the next 3 months Washington looks for reductions in food items shortly but not as sharp nor as severe as those after World war I SENATOR CLOGHORN Look Out Below What happened to the nazi big shots last year suggests that th higher you arej the farther you fall World in Unrest THIS has been a time of peace on earth and good will toward men but peace is purely hypo thetical in many obscure corners of the earth An armed truce has settled upon Europe but to the east war in many strange guises goes on In Hanoi battered capital of the VietNam republic in IndoChina fighting continues between French troops and native elements In Iran the struggle between communists and conservatives flares anew Chinas ageless struggle between red forces in the north and the armies of Chiang Kaishek has not abated Indias wave of insurrection and riot is unchecked In parts of Java diehard Japa nesee troops who did not surrender are still holding out against the British and the Dutch The big wars have ceased the little wars grind on Iron Curtain TTOW far Russia is from the world ideal of a free press is re flected in the fact that weve had to await the return of an American visitor to Moscow to learn the true state of Josef Stalins health Elliot Roosevelt reports the communist head man is looking his best In a land with a free press this fact would have been reported by the Associated Press at the time ru mors of Stalins ill health being bandied about Too many people it seems open their mouths only when they hav nothing to sayr We arent hearing much o Henry Wallace since he lost hi official sounding board Health By H N Bundesen M D CAUSES AND TREATMENT OF PAINS IN THE BACK WHEN we realize that the slen der column of the spine mus support the whole weight of th upper body it is not at all surpris ing that so many people suffe from what is generally called weak back Such people are not really il 3Ut neither are they really well They tire easily have little vital ity and are often plagued wit aches and pains in the small of thi jack Pain in the back particularly in the lower part may be due to s number of different causes includ ing defects in the bones of thi spine injury or inflammation as a result of infection Most often lowever it is simply the result o ongcontinued poor posture Such people have weak and lazy muscles vhich refuse to do their part in lolding the spine in its correct po ition The result is constant strain and what Dr A B Walter of Can ada calls postural backache This conditon unlike other orms of backache can be improv 3d by properly directed exercises under the care of an orthopedic pecialist In addition correction if the posture and breathing habits are helpful The person must be aught to stand with the abdomin al muscles drawn in which helps o raise the hipbones and keep the pine in the proper position This trengtheuing of the abdominal muscles can be accomplished by xercises vhich are taken with the iatient lying on his back Sometimes persons are born vith whatis known as occult spina ifida that is a condition in which 3e spine is incompletely formed his condition in itself may no iroduce pain but since certain oJ the ligaments located in this area are not sufficiently well fastened to the bones because of the spinal defect even moderately severe muscular strain may cause back pain Insofar as inflammation as a cause for low back pain is con cerned in most cases this is due to a condition known as fibrositis which means inflammation of the connective tissues According to Dr Walter when fibrositis occurs in the lower part of the back the condition is commonly called lum bago It is possible that infections in the teeth tonsils sinuses or elsewhere in the body may be a contributing cause of fibrositis While fibrositis is not a serious disease when it occurs it inter feres greatly with efficiency and may make it necessary for a per son to remain away from work for days or weeks at a time It not only causes backache but also tenderness in the muscles The treatment of fibrositis con sists in relaxation of the muscles by means of heat and rest in the early stages and the use of heat and massage as the disorder con tinues tWIKJIJ i POP isnt icnorance of the lair that rets folk In trouble so much as trying to ignore It Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Monopolies Iowa City lowan The average American is against monopoly anc has been since business first began to be big Yet little has been done to control the growth of Monopoly Antimonopoly legislation has been ineffectual largely because it has not been vigorously enforced Con gress passed antitrust laws bu has been exceedingly timid abou appropriating money for the anti trust division to carry them out After Whale Oil Decorah Public Opinion Per haps an indication of the worlds confidence in future peace can be seen in the clamor of nations now striving by exploratory expedi tions to exploit the possible sources of uranium at the South Pole Interesting to note that they all give as their excuse for the sud den explorations the need for whale oil For Good of Nation Eagle Grove Eagle If the repub licans in congress are smart they will forget all about the presiden tial election coming up in 1948 They will devote their entire time and energy in passing laws which will be for the good of the entire country Sound legislation only will insure their return to power come January 1949 Military Costs Marshalltown Times Republi can It is estimated U S military costs will be billion in the year ahead but that they could be cut to billion in a stable peaceful world We are all for disarma ment if it can be accomplished on a worldwide scale and made ef fective Prices on Skids Decorah Journal Food prices went on the skids over the nation That brings cheers from whitecol lar workers labor and housewives But take a peek at which prices took the drop Did you hear any thing about a drop in farm ma chinery prices or fertilizer prices New Moral Concept Ottumwa Courier There is a new moral concept awakening within American contemporary life Shoddiness falsification de ceit and theft are giving away to a renewal of the conscience that lies within all of us Iowa Legislature Council Bluffs Nonpareil The egislature faces the toughest fi lancial problems any legislature las faced in this in our most prosperous era New Era Waterloo Courier Waterloo is on the threshold of a new era of expansion and prosperity Editorial of Day A RICH HERITAGE SIGNAL As we observe Iowas centennial of statehood et us pause to note her real wealth in many fields Iowa like the ancient land of Canaan is a good land of brooks of of fountains and depths that spring out of the valleys and hills a land of green pastures of rich meadows and of ertile fields a land as the Bible ays flowing with milk and honey Iowas historic interests are as wide as her farflung borders as varied as the crops of her fertile ields Every city and town every illage and hamlet has its points f historic founders ts pioneers its landmarks its he pes and heroines Every country ide has that which commends it 0 the attention of passersby lere and there are points of spe ial Old Stone Capi 01 or The Little Brown Church Iowa is a land of culture Her tomes are secure her schools are dvancing her churches flourish in a Supreme Being and re iance upon a Divine Providence lave been stepping stones in the ounding of homes the advance ment of schools and the promotion f churches In the building of hat which shall abide denomina ional doctrines fade as the prin iples of true religion come to the ore In the building of a great ommonwealth religion plays a ignificant role Did You Know By The Haskin Service EDITORS NOTE Readers ujlnf thlj service for questions of coun sign full name and address and inclose 3 cents for return postafe Address Frederle J Haskin Informa tion Bureau Washington D C How fall do grasses grow1 Grasses range from les than 1 inch full grown to mor than 100 feet Bamboos are the largest grasses What city is located directly on the equator No city of any im portance stands exactly on thi equator Quito the capital o Ecuador lies 18 miles south of th equator When was the first radio pro gram broadcast from Europe to the United States Excluding wireless radiophone and other means o communication the first scheduler program rebroadcast internation ally was Feb 1 1929 It was a bane concert in Queens Hall London Which is the oldest university in the world The Moslem Uni versity of ElAzhar in Cairo Egypt founded in 970 is probably the oldest in the world What is the name of the musical composition which calls for the sound of an airplane propeller I is the Ballet Mecauique by George AnthetL Written in 1922 this com position calls for various mechani cal contraptions Doe soap keep better with or the paper wrapper Soap ieeps better unwrapped and ex posed to the air In this way it be comes hard and dry and will Ias1 much longer than if kept in wrap pers Who is the author of the best biography of Charles Dickens John Forsters life of Dickens is by many authorities considered to be the finest biography of a man oi letters in the English language after Boswell Johnsons The au thor lived from 1812 to 1876 What is the date of the next to tal eclipse of the sun A total eclipse of the sun will occur on May 20 1947 The National Geo graphic Society and the army air Eorcesare planning a joint expedi tion to the interior of Brazil to ob serve the eclipse How long has vanilla been known Vanilla was known to the ancient Aztecs who prized it highly The Spaniards under Cor tez found the natives of Mexico using it and realizing its commer cial possibilities introduced it into Europe The vanilla plant is an or chid Was it ever true that the states elected members of the United States senate for a long or a shorl term When the senate of the United States was first organized the length of the members terms was decided by lot since under the provisions of the constitution the erms of onethird of the mem bers expired every 2 years Remember TEN YEARS AGO Earle K Behrend began his du ies today as scout executive for he North Iowa area council suc ceeding Charles A Knouse Mr Behrend who arrived over the veekend with Mrs Behrend and established a home at the Marvyl apartments 305 5th N W spent a busy day at the scout headquar ers 20 South Federal avenue Mr Behrend came to Mason City rom Kansas City Kans where he was assistant scout executive of Kaw council that comprised 11 counties and had a membership of 2300 boys J S Harman 242 Crescent drive left for Waco Tex to con act a manufacturer of funeral directors supplies During the next 2 months he will act as sales representative for the concern in Lrouisiana Mississippi and Ala bama TWENTY YEAES AGO Mr and Mrs Harry W Hayes 08 10th N W have moved their household goods to Chicago where hey will reside They will be ituated either at Oak Park or Austin near Mr Hayes head uarters Their home here has een rented to Mrs Kagle Mr layes is with the Lowden Manu acturing concern of Fairfield and s traveling representative be ween Chicago and Milwaukee hey have been residents of VTason City for the past 16 years Mr and Mrs Abbott Wolf DUis and Bob Wolf returned to ay from Sioux City where they pent New Years day George ffolt spent the holiday in Des VIoines THIRTY YEARS AGO Bids for the purchase of a 00 issue of funding bonds to ake care of outstanding warrants unpaid for want of funds against funds of the city treasury vill be received by the city coun il on Jan 11 at 3 p m according o notice being published today nquiries regarding the shortage f funds and their causes were eferred to City Solicitor Breese who is drawing the resolution up n which the bonds will be sold A large factor in the total is aid to be the North Federal ewer The the sewer ssessments to S3 per lineal foot f pipe or against each 22 oot lot abutting the sewer This not near cover the cost of he sewer ORTY YEARS AGO A generous coating of ice pre ented itself to the early risers his morning and made his foot alls as carefully placed as if he ere treading on the traditional gg There were many sudden col apses and sundry show of heels o the delight of the one able to land to the confusion of him who ried the soft caress of the rugged urface There were a number of minor bruises but no serious in uries The question of less light to eep within the limits of the tax evy is one of the problems just ow confronting the city council nd one which will not down rom all parts of the city come emands for more arc lights OBSERVING Mr Kent Is Worried cant go along with Col umnist Frank Kent in his recent view that strong men are usually reserved and dont go in for promiscuous first name stuff The article was intended as a rebuff to the administration past and present and particularly to F D R Clearly Mr Kent is not a Ho tarian a Kiwanian a Lion or a member of any other civic organ ization In these civic organiza tions its just plain Bill Frank or Joe Mr Kent is pained and wor ried no end Fifty million Ameri cans are not They get a kick out of Bill Joe and Frank About the Parking Meters was interested in the opin ion on parking meters ex pressed by the editor of the Iowa City PressCitizen and reprinted on this page Thursday The gist of it was that while had opposed installation of the meters he had changed his mind completely after observing their operation After talking with car drivers msinessmen and police officials we believe that the meters have been one of the most constructive aids to the downtown parkin problem to appear for a long time he stated And I have a notion that this will be the story with most of our local my old friend T Pipe Hundreds of other communities have found the parking meter a solution to their parking problem Nobody would deny that Mason City has that problem in an acute form Whats wrong with trying to find solution in the same manner that has proved successful else where Making Christmas Permanent its easy to preach carrying the spirit of the Christmas season irough the entire year And I oiow its hard to practice what Im preaching But the point I want to make lere is that we have an annual example of the fact that it is not impossible What is possible for one week in the year I insist is not im possible for the remainder of the it were not that we are afraid to try Remember St JUatthews story of St Peter who was bidden by Christ to walk to him across the water but became afraid and be an to sink in the stormy waves Christ stretched out his hand to him and his fear vanished and his faith he walked on the water Something like that is the maU ter with us We are afraid to live like Christians except tot the tra ditional period of the holidays And as our fears return our faith dims and we begin to sink into the old ways of selfishness and grasping But had we faith sufficient without any miracle at all we could prolong the millenial peace of the Christmas season into the veritable Kingdom of Heaven A Wilson Distinction never stopped to think of it before but it is a fact that Woodrow Wilson was the first American president to preside over all 48 states Arizona and New Mexico last of the states came into the union in 1912 And Mr Wilson elected in 1912 took office in 1913 Information Please 1 What was the name of Winston Churchills mother 2 What was the name of George Washingtons mother 3 What was the name of Abra ham Lincolns mother Jennie Jerome 2 Mary Ball Washington 3 Nancy Hanks The Days Bouquet To WALTER doing an outstanding job as president of the Kiwanis club in tylason City Mr Rae turned the gavel and a bership of 112 largest in the clubs history over to his successor Bob Stoyles With this setup the club looks forward to an important year of activities in 1947 Mason City GlobeGazette An A W LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week nay by the GMBEGAZETTE PUBLISHING CO rtltt East State St Telephone 3800 j LEE P LPOMIS Publisher W EAJKL IIALL Jlanislnj Editor ENOCH NOKEM City Editor LLOYD L GEEB Adrertlslnc Mir Saturday Jan 4 1947 Entered as secondclass matter April 12 I 1930 at the postofflce at Mason City j Iowa under the act of March 3 1879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitled to use for republi catlon of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published herein SCBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year Mason City and Clear Lake by week 25c Outside 100 Mile Zone per years 512 6 mos 3 mos 1 mo Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 miles ot Mason City and Out side ot the Carrier District oi Mason City and Clear Lake er year by mail 801 Per year by carrier 2300 Per week by carrier 3a By mail 1 month 85 EVEKVTHINSIN CONTROl HERE f WE RAN INTO A COUPLfi OF WHITES lUWTHSY WEUyALLTHSWHITES ARE W AUE ACCOUNTED EXCSFTA WOMANANP WHETS THE MEUNESIANS SUPPOSED TO REPATRIATE SMITH ISOUTOFDANSSR Bur HELL HAVE TO REST roe A ARE THEY BID SHAPE nPAPAWHY DONT YOU SPEAK TO ME ARE YOU HURT OWNERS OF THAT SLEDH SPEAK TO ME PA WHERE ARE THEY YES WHO WHO WOULD SHE MALFY AND THAT SHAPES HER UP TO CRACK DOWN ON TriE MAN WITH 7 A BANG1 THAT LEAVES BUT ONE CONCLUSION INCENDIAQISMl MERCIFUL HEAVENS BUT WHO WHO THEN IT WASNT A SHORT CIRCUIT WHICH SET FIRE TO IT NO MY HENHOUSE WASNT EVEN WIRED FOR ELECTRICITY I GET YOURE A Y HO FOREIGNER WITH LOTS NOW OF SOLDYOURE YOU I 4 VISH TO PLACK Mr OTHER SIR OAKf THAT A SHEEP FDREIffH FROM fiAfc GOSH NEVER SAW A SHIP LIKE THAT REG4UED TO THE THRQUE OP UHCEKTMDA KHAESHAVE HHALDf RBiffiEDTHE SB JfTD BE VilNDA FUN BEING DUiaiMG YOUTH BUT WHAT HAFPENSIF I DONT I WANTA euM THAT DOES ir FLU RUM WELL CLEAM UP 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