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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1948, Mason City, Iowa EDITORIALS Griswolds Job in Greece Good Marshall Plan Augury VTEBRASKA neighbors of former Gov Dwight Griswold are planning1 to get together in Lincoln for a dinner honoring the recently retired Greek aid administra tor This recognition can well be accepted as a symbol of the nations gratitude to this midwesterner who has done a magnificent job on a tough assignment this past year President Truman on greeting Mr Gris wold in Washington recently expressed the view that the American aid program had saved Greece from control by a communist minority This was no exaggeration The stage was set in Greece for this eventuality just as it has in previous times been set for a Moscow coup in Poland Czechoslovakia Bulgaria and other small states The only difference was that America was on the ground with material aid and moral backing TYWIGHT GRISWOLD was called from civilian life to step into an almost hope less situation in Greece The reds had the run of Greece when he arrived American aid was just another Mediterranean mirage Thirteen months later as the Nebraskan steps aside in accordance with the terms of his acceptance of the assignment Greece stands reasonably well shored up against communism There is some guerrilla activity along the Albanian border and probably always will be But the danger of a largescale com munism drive against Greece has pretty much evaporated The Greeks with the help of U S weap ons military leadership and dollars have proved too much for Moscows followers in Greece and in Albania Look Out Below BEER INCOME CHAMPAGNE APPETITE was just about a gone goose when Griswold took the Athens assign ment Its borders were under attack by reds from Albania and Yugoslavia Internal disorders fomented by com munists were undermining what little gov ernment was left In short Greeces economy was on the point of collapse Griswold started with almost nothing and won our fight to save Greece It was a worthwhile demonstration in miniature of what the Marshall plan can accomplish on a larger scale in other parts of Europe There is no gainsaying the fact that pressure on Greece diminished when Tito snubbed Stalin Whatever the cause Greece has been rescued and Griswold should be commended for a first rate job No Appeasement TF nearness and everyday contact qualifies a man to express an opinion the statement issued by Gen Lucius D Clay in Berlin is one of the most important de velopments of 1948 Clay told newsmen that in his opinion war was not just around the corner And he added that he did not believe Russia would stake its all in making the Berlin food blockade a decisive issue Again it is only one mans judgment but in the tensity of developments of a cold war day by day the American people will welcome Clays expression For such improvement in the situation as there has been we can give credit to the refusal of Gen Clay anfl his associates to be bluffed Why Theres Inflation ON the cover page of the current United States News and World Report is a rather plausible explanation of why we have inflation and why there is no serious at tempt to end inflation A graph in vivid colors shows that 41 800000 Americans are beneficiaries of in flation while only 19500000 are adversely affected It follows thatso long as more people are helped or think they are by infla tion than are hurt by it there will be no serious effort to curb it And thats exactly the situation All most of us want to do about inflation is talk about it It Isnt Henrys Way UNTIL his recent thoughtful book advo cating a return to religious foundations as an offset to the materialism of science Charles Lindbergh had managed virtually to disappear from the public eye Thats the way he wanted it But we doubt if Henry Wallace will ever make such an effort There is no indication that any of the com mies who sent Henry Wallace into the deep south in quest of martyrdom went along to stop a lew of the eggs and tomatoes themselves There are of believe that Harry Truman is going to prove more helpful to Tom Dewey in this campaign than Henry Wallace Joe Louis has decided to defend his world heavyweight title again In other words hes plan ning to retire from his retirement All attempts to equip automobiles with that oldfashioned virtue horse sense have proved fruitless up to this tune ITS BEEN SAID Measure not men by Sun days without regarding what they do all the week A golddigger has been defined as a woman who likes to curl up in a corner with a good check book Pros and Cons Some Interesting Viewpoints Cleaned From Our Exchange Air Travel Mankato Free Press The dangers of extreme ly bad weather will never be wholly overcome That is a hazard air passengers will have to ac knowledge and accept when they board a plane The speed and convenience of air travel how ever is winning a constantly increasing number of patrons every month No Improvement Britt NewsTribune The Traer StarClipper calls attention to the fact that when the white men discovered this country the Indians were running it There were no taxes There were no debts The women did the work And the white man thought he could improve on a sytsem like that Bigness a Threat Albert Lea Tribune The recent warning of the Federal Trade commission that unless something is done to check the trend toward monopoly and great concentrations of economic power collec tivism will have triumphed over free is a conclusion which should interest all Ameri cans Trouble in Berlin Anthon Herald Russians have been do ing everything in their power to create a military incident in Berlin which would give them an ex cuse to begin open warfare It is to the everlast ing credit of the American and British troops sta tioned there that such incidents have been avoided Expenses Higher Oskaloosa Herald Its an unpleasant thought but well to keep in mind that total government expenses in 1920 was 91 per cent of the national income Now it is 19 per cent In 1920 the federal government cost every man woman and child in the U S Now it costs about per capita Roman Draftees Charles City Press Young men of draft age may find consolation in the fact that they did not live during the days of the Roman empire The Roman not only was drafted but he furnished his own arms and supported himself in the field Let Wallace Speak Cedar Rapids Gazette When will we ever learn that the best way to expose any unsound philosophy is to read it and hear it Danger enters the picture when men arent allowed to speak their minds More Houses Marshalltown TimesRepublican The hous ing shortage will be relieved when people build more houses More houses are being built today than ever before Look around you and see Why Not Cabbage Council Bluffs Nonpareil A farmer in Penn sylvania tried to give away 40000 heads of cab bage but was able to get rid of only 500 The gov ernment buys potatoes why not cabbage Highway Patrolmen Hampton Chronicle There are no better train ed highway patrolmen than those employed in the highway patrol department of the Iowa State Safety Department Editorial of the Day HIGHWAYS THROUGH TOWN rpSTHERVILLE movement afoot to route No 9 truck traffic over south 9th street through the underpass and along the No 17 cut off might relieve some of the traffic congestion in Esthervilles business district Almost all cities and towns including Esther ville have learned the hard way that it is a li ability and not an asset to have a primary high way routed through the center of town The highway commission over a long period of years carried on running battles with towns and cities to persuade them they would be better off without primary routes through them The com mission was right and the local patriots were wrong but they had to learn the hard way Consequently a lot of our good communities are sorry that they have imposed traffic hardships upon themselves and that they wouldnt listen to and couldnt recognize common sense Do You Remember 10 YEARS AGO At a meeting in the Library assembly room a Girl Scout troop for high school girls was organ ized and plans were made for the years activities A program committee comprising Ann Casey Peggy Heneman Joane Andrick and Marvyl Beck was appointed to draw up a tentative schedule for the year which will be presented at the next meeting at the home of Polly Kirk 20 YEARS AGO Three numbers by an orchestra under the direction of Mr Storer opened the Roosevelt Jackson parent teachers association which was attended by nearly 100 members Installation of officers was conducted by Mrs John Weber Mrs Charles Dietz and Mrs R E Qaundahl sang 2 duets and Mrs R E Patton played a group of piano solos New subjects were introduced for the coming year by Miss Carrie Pfahler principal and Mrs F E Wolters 30 YEARS AGO Coach Kegley drove his high school football warriors through some strenuous workout at East park this week The showing of Ray Buirge and Cecil Brewton was one of the features Vic Cook man also played a pretty game at half The 2 Crawford brothers Paul and Hal and Seaverson looked good in the line Other standouts were Hill Farmer and Vesey 40 YEARS AGO Another dry goods store is assured for Mason City Today the DamonIgou company relinquished their lease to the Glanville building they have been occupying on South Main between State and 5th and the place was Immediately released The name of the new firm is not announced but will be within a few days It is said the concern will be here to put in their stock between Oct I and Oct 15 Observing To Your Health By Herman N Bundesen M D PENICILLIN FOR OSTEOMYELITIS or infection of the bone has always been notoriously stubborn and diffi cult to treat Children afflicted in this way were particularly to be pitied Many a little victim has in the past spent as much as a year in the hospital without be ing completely healed even af ter numerous painful operations All too frequently the slow fire of the infection destroyed so much bone that the child was condemned to limp through life with one leg shorter than the other Today penicillin and other germfighting drugs have revo lutionized the treatment of this DE BUNDESEN dread disorder making healing speedier and much more sure In the plan of treatment used at the Mayo Clinic by Dr Frederick M Graham and his co workers the main attack on the disease is still surgical and involves cutting away of the infected bone but the use of penicillin and other drugs has made all the difference in the success of the operation and the rate of healing Penicillin is given for from 3 to 7 days before the operation In some cases sulfathiazole is also given and other measures used to build xip the patient These include the injection of whole blood into a vein if the patient is suffering from anemia After the infected bone is cut away the area is washed with a solution of penicillin In most instances the wound is closed at the time of op eration though sometimes where infection is se vere it may be necessary to provide for the drain age of infected material In every case the penicillin is continued fol lowing the operation Streptomycin may also be used in certain cases depending on the type of germs responsible for the infection since some kinds of troublemakers may be eliminated more quickly with this drug than with penicillin This type of treatment makes possible a more thorough cutting away of infected bone because danger of spreading the infection is eliminated by the penicillin Furthermore the one operative wound may be closed thus decreasing the num ber of painful changes of dressings and the length of the patients stay in the hospital It would ap pear too that with this method of treatment the number of cures is greater The other form of treatment employed in this condition is what is known as the open method In such cases the operative wound is drained Of course when drainage is necessary the dressings must be frequently changed and healing may go on at a slower rate Osteomyelitis causes fever pain in the affected area and some swelling of the tissues The diag nosis can be definitely made by Xray examina tion of the bone Theyll Do It Every Time Roving Reporter By Ha Boyle of the AP TALE OF A SUNDAY DRIVER NEW YORK epic sufferings of Sun day drivers usually leave me cold I am a life long and unrepentant pedestrian I dont mind listening to the hardships of Sabbath motorists but when their tales of woe are finished I usual ly still have 2 dry eyes My theory is they deserve what happens to them for venturing out on crowded highways for weekend excursions when they could stay comfortably home in bcci and read a Sunday newspaper But I make an exception in the case of Joseph Macaskill an old friend who lives in Queens Never was an innocent Scotchman more unfairly set upon by fate Here is the story of Macaskills long voyage from and to home Fuzzy set out on a Sunday afternoon in a 15 year old car to inspect 5 lots he had bought in a new real estate development He took along his 5 year old daughter Estelle and his 22 year old brotherinlaw Upon reaching the development site some where south of the Canadian border Fuzzy was told by a local settler that his 5 lots were 5 miles down a 1way dirt road One mile farther on he met a man who told him the lots were 3 miles in the opposite direction Fuzzy couldnt turn around He had to back out the entire mile to his original starting point It was getting dark drove on through the wilder ness for 10 minutes then reached the peak of small hill Furzy rot out ID investigate and found that if he had fonts in feet farther hed have toppled his oar Into a 15 fool ditch across the uncompleted road He drarred tree aeroit to keep the next motorist from falling In and decided to start back home without seeing his property On the way he stopped and bought a bushel of applet a SO pound bag of potatoes and 2 gallon of elder Night settled Fu7ry found his car lights werent working Ho stopped again and bought some bulbs Still no lights So he turned on his spotlight which worked on a separate bat tery nnd plowed forward A motorcycle cop drove up and said emergency or no emergency the spotlight was against the law So Furzy was escorted to a briek court bouse and noticed a bronze plaque that said This courthouse built with the fines of offending motorists Leave S10 bail for appearance at 10 a m Tuesday he was told Fuzzy offered to leave his battered oar in stead but the cop said We dont want that piece of Junk around So Fuzzy forked over the 10 spot drove on A few miles farther he had to swerve off the shoulder of tbe road to avoid an oncoming oar When he swung hack on the highway he heard a sharp crack and his brotherinlaw yelled Hsj Fuzzy look at the wheel rolnf past us As the wheel spun off Into the woods the back end of his car pettled to the highway and Fuzzy began to wonder if the wheel was his It was A passing motorist obligingly drove Fuzxy Into the next town to get a tow car Later a short Iron stroke Into the woods Fuzzy found hU lost wheel in a bed of poison ivy ire left his car to be repaired In the ntarest village nnd the tired pioneers continued by bus The bus let them off a mile from long long mile on foot When Fuzzy reached his house he was carrying the SO pound bag of potatoes the bushel of apples and the 2 gallon jugs of elder His brotherinlaw was carrying the sleeping little girl As Fuzzy dug wearily for his key the door opened and his wife said Why didnt yon wait for me this afternoon You know Id have enjoyed the ride I asked Fuzzy what he did with the 5 lots 1 let em go he said I lost but I figure it was a good Investment to get rid of them Its for Roving ChiMron s h a 11 be interested in watching the results ob tained by the state of New Jersey on a new venture in edu school for the children of migrant workers Some 65 children ranging in age from 2 to 14 completed the 2nd term of operation of the unique summer school which is run joint ly by the migrant labor division of New Jerseys state department of labor and the state department of education Pupils are divided into 4 age groups and are taught reading writing and arithmetic with the states basic curriculum used as a guide for the tutoring Almost all of the children are from Georgia Florida and South Caro lina They will either return to the south or move further north with their parents to late harvest fields The summer school program de yelpped out of the realization that itinerant harvesters are on the move about 10 months out of the year and that their children have little opportunity to attend school regularly An indication of the scope of the problem is shown in an esti mate that some 25000 migratory workers are moving along the eastern seaboard while 250000 are trekking through the far west With further expansion in mechanized farming it is expected that more farm labor will be dis placed Unless these persons are absorbed by new industry enter ing the south they will be forced to leave their home in search of work New School Effective very much like the 2 new special school signs placed in operation this fall in Mason City on an experimental basis I think theyll do the job thats cut out for them As a matter of fact I should like to see an early extension of the protective service to McKin ley Jefferson Harding Grant and Roosevelt schools and perhaps to Garfield if the situation seems to warrant it Motorists must be made famil iar with the operation of these signs When the blinking red Stop sign comes this is carefully timed for only those pe riods when youngsters are crossing the should be a strict observance Barber Poles Antiquity am reminded that the red and white barber pole dates back to the middle ages when a barber was also the town surgeon The spiral red and white stripes represent a bandage with which the barber surgeon wrapped his patient after blood letting hap that By Jimmy Ha Ho OH WOOLWIG IM AFRAID OF THAT EXAM TOMORROW ABOUT A LITTLE So TUTORED HER AND FOUR LATER THE EXAMS CAME BACK CPU ICO KTKO nuTBSn S1CHTS KUHVCBv for Stalin was I know thousands of other friends learn of the mis on a railroad rightofway befell Ruben Holman of Rockwell a week or so ago But Im pleased to report that hes getting along quite famously in the hospital at Hampton He may even be back home by the time these lines are in type That he never lost that sense humor which has been one of his choicest assets down through the years is made manifest in this personal note received from him by the director of this column For 2 nights past I have been in a semiconscious condition dreaming and at war with my sur roundings muttering and talking out loud There descend on me 3 fine nurses They tell me I must desist am disturbing the peace and harmony of their institution Then one in authority thrust through my lips a large dry pill inserted in water I nearly choked When I came out of the paroxysm I asked What next Go to sleep and all will be well I obeyed and everything straightened out I did not wake up until breakfast time I know that was a peace pill I am so sure of it that I will be glad to pay for 2 pills to send to and Molotov before the next peace meeting Origin of Advertising twas interested to learn that what is now univer sally referred to as adver tising was until a few generations ago called notices The word advertising comes from the French advertir which means notify Information Please 1 What is the fairway of a river 2 Who was Hernando De Soto 3 In what city is the street called Straight 4 Which of the 5 Great Lakes does not touch Can ada 5 What large national park is entirely within the boundaries of Montana The navigable part 2 A Spanish explorer 3 Damas cus 4 Michigan 5 Yellowstone THE DAYS BOUQUET To THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT OF THE MASON CITY SCHOOLS meriting the congratulations of the state department of health on its cooperating magnificently towards the improvement of the health of the Mason City chil dren Did You Know By The Haskin Service EDITORS NOTE Readers using Chit for question of coun ilgn full name and address and Inclose 3 cents for return postage Address The Mason City OlobeOa xettfe Infermatlon Bureau SIS Street N E Washington 2 D C When Winston Churchill used the phrase blood sweat and was it the first time the ex pression had been used Accord ing to the Language of World War II compiled by A Marjorie Taylor this expression goes back to 1611 when John Donne wrote Mollifie it with thy teares or sweat or blood Byron wrote blood sweat and tearwrung millions Is there any wildlife park in the United States other than the one at Jackson Hole The 400 acre wildlife park at Jackson Hole Wyo is the first and only wildlife park in the United States and probably in the world It is being established and developed by the New York Zoological so ciety and should not be confused with the 282 national wildlife refuges When were glass mirrors first made Breakable mirrors were first made in Venice in the 14th century However it was not until 1673 that glass mirrors were first made in England How many women are judges in juvenile courts in the United States Judge Camille Kelley of Memphis Tenn recently became the 2nd woman in the United State to become a juvenile court judge Judge Fay L Bentley of Washington D C was the first Who grave a toast Our Federal Union it must and shall be pre served This toast was given by President Jackson at the Jeffer son birthday dinner April 15 1830 to show his hostility to the doctrine of nullification The doc trine of nullification referred to the suspension of federal law by a state within its teriitorial juris diction How many nurses are enraged In public health work In 1947 there were 21499 registered nurses in public health nursing When was the play I Remem ber Mama first produced It was first produced at the Schubert theater New Haven Conn on Sept 28 1944 and subsequently at New York on Oct 19 1944 The play was adopted by John van Druten and based on the book Mamas Bank Account by Kath ryn Forbes What is the tirnlfieance of the phrase 24 for Underwood At the 1912 JuneJuly democratic convention in Baltimore Md Ala bama was the first state to an swer the roll call for presidential candidates and the answer was 24 for Underwood up to the 46th ballot How WM Aluka roverned when it WM first acquired by the United Todays Birthday By APNewsfeatures TOM C CLARK born Sept 23 1899 is U S attorney general A Texas lawyer he took a modest job in the jus tice department in 1937 He moved up fastt helped evacu ate the Japa nese from the west coast headed the an titrust division and worked with Harry Trumans senate com mittee on war frauds cases Truman gave him the cabinet post in 1945 Cases against war fraud espionage and trusts have kept him busy States Alaska was first governed by the U S army Later the area was created into a district and in 1912 granted a territorial form of government under the Organic Act Alaska has a territorial leg islature with 16 senators and 24 members of the house of repre sentatives When and where was the art ist Diego Rivera born He was born Dec 8 1886 in Guanajuato Mexico the son of a school teacher Rivera is the great grandson of a Spanish marquis He has also Jewish Russian and Indian ancestors At what age do children cease to believe in Santa Claus Accord ing to department store toy buy ers children now begin to lose faith in Santa Claus at the age of about 7 years Mason City GlobeGazette An A W tEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBEGAZETTE PUBLISHING COMPANY 121123 East State St Telephone LEE P LOOMISPublisher W EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A NOREM City Editor LLOYD L GEERAdv Mgr Thursday Sept 23 1948 Entered as secondclass matter April 13 1930 at the postofflce at Mason City Iowa under the act of March 3 1879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitled to use for repub llcation of all local printed In this newspaper as well as all AP news dis patches SUBSCRIPTION RATES In Mason City and Clear Lake Carrier Delivery Limits One year 00 One week 35 Outside Mason City and Clear Lake But Within 100 of Mason City By mall 1 year 900 By mall 6 months 475 By carrier per week 15 100 Mile Zone by Mall Only year M Six months 159 Three months
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