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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1946, Mason City, Iowa EDITOR Some Neglected Ifs in Nathans Calf for Sizable Wage Boost THE CIONathan report a statis tical survey purporting to show that a 23 per cent increase in wages is necessary to bring real weekly earnings back tothe Janu ary 1945 level and that it is pos sible without a rise in prices is being used as the basis for a new strike threat Maybe this contentions right But it is clearly out of line with what has happened up to this time in connection with our postwar strikes The result of these strikes in variably has been a rise in prices a decrease in production and a substantial fall in REAL wages These strikes have defeated their own ends as far as the strik ers were concerned and hurt ev erybody else in the country It has been computed that strik ers will have to work years at the new wage rates to make up for what they lost in earnings during the strikes And this of course is saying nothing about the increased cost of living which has hit all alike TN fairness to Mr Nathan how ever it should be ntoted that his report contained a number of big ifs in small typeHis main thesis he asserted could be worked put IF We quote We donot suggest that a policy of major wage increases is in itself sufficient to assure a continued stable and equitable expansion of economic activity On the contrary complementary policies are re quired in a great many fields Fiscal and particularly tax pol icies need to be altered drastically to exercise control and restraint Other controls of a direct charac ter are also necessary to meet spe cial shortage situations Curbs to monopoly and to con centration of wealth need to be re designed and administered with a new determination At the same time we need to provide especially through the longoverdue expansion of our so cialsecurity system for the main tenance of effective demand where the needs are greatest Major wage increases at this time are iut one element in such a wellrounded program for sus tained economic growth and a wider diffusion of the benefits of such growth among all our people IN other words we need a lot more planning by government to keep the proper ratio between wages and profits in accord with the Nathan theory The verdict on Nov 5 was for a lot less planning That is a political fact as big and as solid as Nathans economic facts Unjustified Charge TOE GUFFEY one of the more J unappetizing new dealers now retiring by request of Pennsyl vania voters from the United States senate plays politics to the bitterend arid at the expense of national unity and interna tional understanding Newlyarising republican Jead ership Bag Joe growls on his way out will widen the differences between Russia and America which he adds swiftly Secretary of State Byrnes is attempting to bridge Thus Guffey plants a seed of unjustified and mis trust as his parting contribution to world affairs He forgets with political convenience what it is to be hoped the people of both countries will remember That it was a new deal demo crat by the name of Henry Wal lace who did his best to blow up Secretary Byrnes bridge across the river of differences And it is another by the came of Senator Claude Pepper who keeps toss ing pineapples and Mcjlotov cock tails at it from the Florida under brush American Tradition TvURING the years of greatly in creased incomes the people of Iowa have been paying off their debts at an unprecedented rate The same is true all over the coun try It is an American tradition we dont like to owe money This being true of the individ uals who make up the nrtion it follows that it must be equally true of the people as a whole Talk of drastically reducing federal taxes while the national debt amounts to and people are in a position to pay is an affront to this tradition True expenditures must be reduced so that the budget may be balanced But one of the best ways to cut ex penditures is io reduce the interest charge on the debt by whittling down the principal That debt incurred during this generation must not be left in its entirety as a burden and hindrance upon our descendants The time to pay is while we are able to pay Building Costs regulations or lack of regulations wont build houses All past experience proves that We have had a year of tight government regulation and pro duced very little in the way of completed homes for veterans Now the administrations bid for a building boom has been made with the hope that more residential construction will drive construe tion costs down a peg Shes Never Made Good as a Nursemaid Yet Look Out BeloVf It would be difficult to prove that the world is any better by reason of Eugene Talmadges hav ing lived j Yesterday was the day you put off until tomorrow the things you ought to be doing today Recipe for success Doing com mon things uncommonly well Health By H N Bundesen M D ADVANTAGE OF INJECTION METHOD TO GIVE DRUGS TODAY no one doubts the great I value of sulfonamide drugs in overcoming serious infections That has been proved beyond any doubt but none the less doctbrs are still trying to widen the field of usefulness for these curative and lifesaving preparations There are of course a number of sulfonamide drugs each of which has its own uses Then too the way in which a drugis used often has an important relation to its effectiveness These are mat ters for the physician to determine According to Dr Kurt Glaser of Jhicago for instance a drug oiown as sodium sulfadiazine can 36 very effective when given by injection under the skin Of course it can also be taken by mouth but Dr Glaser feels that for certain patients injection has advantages As a rule only one injection of he sulfadiazine solution is neces sary This permits the home treat ment of a patient who needs the preparation but is unable to take t by mouth Dr Glaser has treated 24 pa ients with infections of the 3reathing organs with this prepa ration The solution was injected into one of thethighs or if neces sary the dose was divided into two jarts and given into both thighs There was no reaction at the point where the solution was injected in any of the cases Of the 24 patients treated by Dr Glaser 10 had various signs of pneumonia verified by Xray pic mes Eleven had severe sore hrot tonsilitis or ear infections or a combination of these disor dersOf the 24 patients 19 re ceived the one injection as then only sulfonamide treatment dur ing their entire illness and they recovered rapidlyFever was re duced and the number of white jlood cells returned to normal apidly In five patients the treatment with the sulfonamide drugs by mouth or by injection was con tinued for various reasons It would appear that this method of treatment has advantages for car ing for patients in their homes In these days when all hospitals are so overtaxed it isnot always possible to hospitalizepatients who need sulfonamide treatment Or even if it is the patient who can get well at home with the one dose injection method is still saved expense and inconvenience It goes without saying of course that this treatment should only be given by a doctor or under iiis direction because only a doc tor can decide whether this par ticular method is likely to be suc cessful in any given case It is riot for instance recommended at all for cases of pneumonia with complications or for severely ill patients who need a regular course of sulfonamide treatment over a period of days Sludgcbuckcl says tit owes kta political success to the fact that nd matter what his oppo ntnls promise he always make a WfCer and better promise Pros and Cons Interestmg Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Not a Good Example Cedar Rapids Gazette Governor Blue tells a state house press con ference that his office will ask the same appropriation for the 194749 biennium that was appropriated for the 194547 bien nium He says he hopes that will serve as an example to other de partments seeking increased sup port appropriations and inspire them to trimtheir sails While we sympathize with the governors passion for economy we continue to insist that there is no place for unwise economy Bcvin Is Confident Mankato Free Press The Brit ish are not inclined to wishful thinking Therefore when Ernes Bevin Englands foreign minister returns from the United Nations sessions in New York and tells a British crowd of admirers I be lieve we have entered the first stage of establishing harmony and concord between great powers he is lending definite encourage ment to worldwide hopes that an era of peace may be in the offing War Deaths Fairmont Sentinel War deaths from 1941 to 1946 for the United States break down as follows Killed in action 174000 killed in accidents 54000 died of disease 16000 Total cost to the govern ment in life insurance 000 The deaths from disease ambng 15000000 men is astsonish ingjy low The medical profession can certainly point with pride when they compare with deaths from disease in all previous wars Repeal State Income Tax Council Bluffs Nonpareil The Nonpareil believes the state in come tax should be repealed en tirely and this source of revenue left to the federal government It is a serious mistake in our opin ion for Iowa t7 levy a state in come tax when none is levied in Illinois South Dakota and Webras ka In The Hitler Manner Webster City FreemanJournal When CIO President Murray says it is strictly up to the industrial ists to save the nation from crippling strikes he alienates the public sympathy which he seeks Whether tie knows it or not when he talks that way he is following the Hitler example Christian Unity Davenport Democrat Christian unity is more important than ever today since for the first time since the period of the Crusades Chris tianity finds itself face to face in the world with an evangelizing and aggressive opposition in the war fare for the hearts of men Iowa in Good Hands Eagle Grove Eagle We have some pretty smart people taking care of our affairs in Des Moines The voters looked after that in the primary last spring and in the general election last fall Editorial of Day COL SXEttSONS VIEW SIOUX CITY JOUHNAL Henry L Stimson a former secretary of state and former sec retary of war twice probably has assound an intellect as any man of his generation here or elsewhere The Nurenberg trials in which a4 power court condemned nazi chieftains to death or imprison ment still are debated pro and con in the United States There are many Americans who still challenge both the morality and the legality of the trials who feel that a dangerous precedent was established and that proper jus tice was not meted out Col Stimson makes answer to that challenge in holding that there was nothing wrong with the procedure that no error was made that honest justice obtained in the trials and the punishment Instead of it being any kind of trick of law that was practiced by the 4 powers represented in the tribunal says Col Stimson it was the massed angered forces of common humanity that in fluenced the trials This he emphasizes was so powerful that it made liberty for the offending nazi chieftains in conceivable and unacceptable Something had to be done in the way of punishment else a greater wrong than the German leaders perpetrated would have been per mitted throutfi default Did You Know By The Haskin Service EDITORS NOTE Bndcn nilnf thli service lor Questions of coun ilfR latt aune fad sddreu Inclose 3 cents lor return postage Address Frederic J Hukta Uoo Bureau Wublnrton t C Please give gome information on repainting oil window shades that are faded and dirty The National Bureau of Standards says if the shades are worth renovating it suggests that they be taken off the roller and tacked flat on a frame orlaid flaton a floor or table and a good grade of oilbase flat or eggshell interior wall paint be apr plied to than It is abvisable to ise a rather wide brush and have he paint rather thin Why was GarryOwen adopted as the song of the 7th cavalry reg iment According to the war de partment in 1868 at the Battle of he Washita Garry Owen an old Scotch drinking song was played for the first time to start the charge against Black Kettles band of Indians This marked the be ginning of the famous regimental song How many veterans are there in the United States The veter ans administration estimated the American veteran population to be 17695000 as of October 1946 Of this total 13744000 had served m World war II What makes a cat purr When a cut purrs the vocal chords are thrown into vibration measured and regulated by the respiration and this vibration is strong enough to make the whole larynx tremble so that it may be felt or seen from the outside It is usually the means by which these felines show contentment Where did the apricot origin ate The apricot probably origin ated in Asia It is said that Alex ander the Great brought the apri cot from Armenia to Greece and thence it was taken to Italy From England it was brought to Virgin ia where it was said to have been growing as early as 1720 Please give the source of the following quotation He saw life steadily and saw it whole It is from Matthew Arnolds poem Sonnet to a Friend Do the ships of the navy carry supplies of fresh or do they carry apparatus for distilling it from salt water The larger ves sels of the fleet carry their own water distillation equipment but smaller vessels have to store fresh water Whose voice was the first to be heard from the motion picture screen Will H Hays spoke the first words ever spoken from the screen on the night of Aug 6 1926 when sound pictures were inau gurated How long has the been employed in the salutation in a letter The word Dear has been the ordinary polite form of beginning a letter since the 17th century The custom began in Kngland It was in limited use as far back as 1450 When was Order of Red Men founded The Improved Or der of Red Men is one of the old est fraternal organizations in the country although it has existed under its present name only since 1834 The organization is based on aboriginal traditions and customs Remember TEN YEARS AGO The cost of supporting each 3n mate a week in the Cerro Gordo cciunty home for 1935 was according to figures of the Iowa Taxpayers association The local county home was reported as hav ing an average of 100 inmates during the year whose mainten ance cost the county a total of Mrs Herman Knudsoa and sons Ted and Bob have returned from a weekend visit at Mediapolis Codie Turner of Pasadena Gal returned with them and is now visiting at the Knudsonhome 24 15th S E TWENTY YEABS AGO Art Harris for nearly 2 years a city commissioner in charge of streets parks and public im provements presented bis resig nation from that office to the council this morning The resigna tion stated it was the commission ers wish that it take effect on Jan 1 next Saturday so that he might assume his office of county audi tor to which he was elected on Nov 3 The council in regular session thismorning accepted the resignation by resolution in which the members stated that they re ceived the resignation of their brothercommissioner with re luctance and hoped for his success in the new field THIRTY YEARS AGO Maps of Mason City showing all the fire fighting facilities in the city arid the location of every foot of the 40 miles or more of water mains and of every fire hydrant were sent last night to the Iowa Fire Insurance Rating Bureau by Commissioner W A Judd of the water department The prepara tion of the map has been under way for quite a long time past considerable work being required in gathering data on it that the location of mains and hydrants be accurately shown FORTY YEARS AGO J D Nichols manager of the Stacy Son Fruit house this city played the good cheer on Christ mas day by sending to each one of the members of the force at the house a fjne rocking chair as a present from the firm The boys voted Mr Nichols a prince on the 1st ballot and guaranteed him a place next the throne for life There was an interesting con test yesterday at the roller skating rink 5 contestants McKeon Clark Cassidy Reynolds and Ol son making the trial for 13 laps or J of a mile McKeon won the 1st prize and Cassidy the 2nd The best time was Olson fell in the 2nd lap and retired from the OBSERVING Campus Baby Problem Mt suppose that the Univer ggsity of Illinois could be taken as an example of the baby every col lege in America has on its hands today There 3000 married GI students already have 891 children thevniimber is expected to double within a year The stork is adding to the com plications othighepeducation It is already beset by an unprecedented loustag shortage for students and professors alike The problem is Sue to a simple cause The war ias retarded the schooling1 of iundreds of thousands of Amer ican fighting men and women It did not necessarily retard their matrimony Takingadvantage of the G I ijill married veterans of World war II have descended on our jigher schools in astounding num bers to catch up on their educa tion Most of our schools antici pated A rush of veterans even though the rush exceeded all their preparations But none anticipated a stork invasion That invasion is now in progress Trailer babies were a rarity once Now they are to befound in almost every school community In a survey of this problem na tionally the child welfare division of fee American Legion focused Memo to Reduce Speed When Theres ICE FOG OR SNOW Cerro Gordo County Safety Council attention on these things 1 Wholly inadequate facilities for obstetrical care 2 Shortages of doctors 3 Lack of hospital beds 4 Lack of nursery accommoda tions 5 Financial strain of thecost of babies on GIbudgets The situationis distressing be cause babies brought into the world under such circumstances are not getting a square deal in life and because it is knocking many veterans out of school Information Please 1What are the 3 highest mountain peaks in the U S 2 When a cats eyes become slits in astrong light are the slits vertical or horizontal 3 What is the only insect cap able of fertilizing clover Mt Whitney Cali fornia Mt Elbert Colorado Mt Ranier Washington 2 Vertical 3 The bumblebee fields at en Artist suspect that Claude Wil liam Dukanfield C Fields to everybody but his mother and have been the last man in theworld to hold that he was an artist If anybody said sonow in con his deaththiis week the great funny man might even manage some sort of snort But if he wasnt an some always will swear he was one of the was at least a master showman of the lower poolcue and brown jag variety but a good one He was salt and pepper and mustard but balm nonetheless in laughter to a sometimes black and dreary world He probably had more fun out of himself than all the millions who roared at him And that is a pretty good deal all around for any mans life As the Ahead note by an exchange news l5P paper that the British have canceled production for the time being on a jet plane capable a speed of 1000 miles an hour They havent found a way to pilot such a vehicle This is afar cry from the Barney Oldfifild days of the automobile when a mile a minute sounded preposterous This little story dramatizes the sad fact that the mechanical world is outdistancing mans develop ment The Days Bouquet To THE MAROON completing arrangements where by Mason City will have an op portunity to hearFather Flanagan of the lamed Boys Town Many North lowans will wantto hear his talk between halves of the game between the Boys Town preps and the Holy Family school on the night of Jan 2 Mason City GlobeGazette An A W LEE NEWSPATEE Iiratd Every Day by GLOBECAZETTE PUBLISHING CO 1211S3 last SUte St lelephono IEE P LOOMIS Unbllshw W EARL BALL Editor ENOCH NOKEAI CUT Editor LLOYD L OEEB Advertising Kir Saturday Dec 28 1946 Entered of secondclasf mutts April 1 1930 at the postoiflce at Mason City Iowa under the act of March 3 1879 MEMBER ASSOOATEirFHESS Is exclusively entitled to use tot republl catlon ot all ttews dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited to this paper and also the local news published SUBSCRIPTION EATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year Mason City and Clear Lake by week 25c Outside 100 Mile Zone per year S12 6 mos 3650 3 mos 1 mo Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and within 100 miles of Mason City ana Out sJde ol the Carrier District Mason City and Clear Lake Per year by mallV 300 Per year by carrier 3300 Per week by carrier 25 By mall 1 month 89 I say PIP V3U MEN HEM5SCUFRJ OVER BUTIMSTIU60NNA GRANDMA SAYS WE HAVE TO SHOVEL A WTH OUT TO FOR THE POSTMAN sliWE SHOULD KfGO BACK HAVE SEEN SIDEWALK A BOY SCOUT COMPASS LOWS TIME HOW 6 I G T E R WAS HENOT NOTMRLET READ WELLOF ALL SAW HIM HOLDING CAPTURED AND SOME MAN UP BY NOBODY IN 1 SMEAKEDUPAND YANKED THE WORLD BUT SOME KIND OF A NET OVER HIS HEAD1 WHAT IN If BOY THIS WLL SURE I MAKE MISS PINSTER COME HE HAD A M BACK UPJMR MALFY CIEARV CaprISH6 King fwiufn Tnc gmM tTjtTiQ icand BECAUSE 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