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E D I T O R I A L S -- War-of-N0rv«* Now in fUvtrs* ·f '· · -N AZI war-of-rierves specialists, who kept.. Europe in turmoil for years blustering and threatening, are now. the victims of their own invention. The German high command has a nightmare case of war jitters over the coining invasion of the continent. Dr. : iGoebbeJs' has been hourly warning the'Hitler public that the great -allied offensive might come any moment. To that end, the German high command has been steadily, withdrawing troops from the. Russian front to meet the attack across the channel. This accounts", partially for the cave-in nazi lines on the eastern front. Allied military censors and psychological war experts have taken over full charge of publicity for the invasion. Each dispatch from London adds new fuel to German fears. London and Washington made' certain that the German high command and the German people kne^v the make-up of the invasion command. London's reception for Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery was beamed to German radio listeners' by the BBC in great detail. Montgomery has just arrived in England 'to direct the British armies in the final'.ground assault on Europe. Soon Eisenhower's arrival in London will put the second front staff together for final plans of the assault. A steady stream of invasion talk has been pouring out of London and Berlin lately. What worries th« enemy most is the presence in London of great throngs of recently landed U.- S. troops spoiling for action. U. S. parachute troops, with their heavy gear and high ankle boots, are another cause for worry within Hitler's "Fortress Europe." Allied propagandists are making the most of invasion preliminaries to undermine enemy morale. What was-done when American forces hit North Africa will be just a small sample of the wave of war propaganda to be aimed at the continent when our second front opens. The preliminaries already have Hitler's high command biting their nails. "UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT' Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin NOTE -- leaden ^Tailing themselves at tblt service (or question! of fact -- not counsel -- »boal* ttga their full name *d addrtu and Inclose S cents for return jtostftfe. Address Globe - Gazetf* Information Bureau, Frederic J. Ha* kin, DirecUr. Washington. D. C. to Look Out Below The federal grand jury which r e c e n t l y returned indictments against 28 men and 2 women for conspiracy against their government could well have dipped into the membership of congress for at least 2 or 3 additions to the list. * * * The year just ended was the year of military decision; 1944 is zero year--the year when decisions reached in 1943 will be carried out, * * * We're just now learning the full extent of the disaster of Pearl Harbor. And--what's really important--so are the Japs. * * * Even the nazi Germans are said to have spies on the trail of Joe Goebbels. They too want to know what his secret weapon is. * * * A Wisconsin girl who went out with a soldier reports that he was A.W.O.U. Who was the first woman serve as justice of the peace? Mrs. Esther M. Norris of South Pass City, Wyo. Did the British prime minister have an attack of pneumona as a child? While a schoolboy at Brighton he had double pneumonia. How fast does a person's hair trow? The average is about one inch in 62 days. Wby are there so many churches In honor of St. Nicholas in seaports? An important function of St. Nicholas was to guide mariners. Why has the army no company "J"? Because the letters "I" and "J" are so near alike. What animals make use of tools? Certain wasps and the spinning or tailor ants. A Tough Assignment M ANY who came to know Deneen A. Watson of Chicago in connection with the virile leadership supplied by him for the Republican Postwar Policy association will watch with interest his campaign for the United States republican senatorship nomination in Illinois. Mr. Watson dedicated his time and. effort to- the task o£ .seeing that his party on the national scene did not return to the fallacy of blind alley isolationism. That was the objective of the association founded by him. Convinced that the party nationally has seen the error of its way--a conviction based pn the Mackinac island declaration, Mr. Watson now is addressing his attention to rooting out the isolationist republican leadership in his own state. The task confronting him is not unlike that facing Wendell Willkie. He will be dependent upon rank and file support. The party machine and the partyhacks will be solidly against him. He will be opposed by the tory press. One with lesser c o u r a g e wouldn't volunteer for such an assignment. Here's wishing him the best of luck. Why Do WE Gripe? I N A so'ul-gripping speech the other day, Marine Capt. Robert Your Health By Logon Clendening, M. D. INSOMNIA INSOMNIA may be a symptom or i a disease or both. It may plague as a complication the sick bed of one who is ill or something else-a cold that has turned into a reflex labitual cough, convalescence from a surgical operation, a bout of dyspepsia,- flatulence-- anything that upsets the - nervous, centers and leaves them quivering and exposed to the gusts and eddies of the harsh and cruel world. Then business worries, someone's death, a set of ideas that enter the skull and lope around and around, even after the light is turned off, the covers are pulled up, the ventilation is arranged, and. the body is relaxed and ready for slumber. Here insomnia is a symptom. How to treat these sporadic, occasional instances, is sometimes an easy and sometimes a difficult problem. In this day and age it is likely that this form of insomnia will be treated by drugs and the drugs wil be one of the barbiturates. The difficulties with all drugs as hypnotics is first, that there is a distinct hazard, no matter what dosage is used, second, the danger of habituation, and, third, the chance that'they do not always .work as expected. And fourth, of course, they only imitate a normal sleep--and the sense of refreshment is not present in the morn- medical profession had Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Appearance of Confusion Ottumwa Courier: Within a short time republicans will select the place and'time for their national convention. From outside approaches, the inner party situation appears confused. From within, it may not be. However, one factor remains as a G. O. P. challenge. That is the elimination of tendencies to smear aspirants. Another equally important, is heavy "anti" talk, with little.of- fered as a substitute. The Stage Seems Set Sioux City Journal: With'Rus- sia's new offensive smashing the Germans back on their haunches, the thought persists that if an invasion in force from the west were practicable at this time, the nazis might not last long under such a grinding process as that would create. No Concessions Whatever Creston News-Advertiser: Not a concession should be made to either the nazis or the Japs. Future peace of the world demands that they be thoroughly crushed. Our only policy should be to kill, bum and destroy until they are ready to accept any terms the allies choose to make. A Record to Uphold Boone News-Republican: Iowa led the nation in the purchase of E, F, and G bonds in the 3rd war loan drive which ende4n-.Octo- ber. A challenge for the coming 4th war loan campaign:'' Except for Churchill Wausau, Wis., Record-Herald: If it were not for Churchill the war might have been over shortly alter the fall of France--with the Germans firmly entrenched for years to come. We're Agreed on This Marshalltown Times-Republican: Germany cannot win. Who was the lint book atent in America? Parson Mason Locke Weems. What is the source of most ot our Christian names? The Bible suppk'es about one- half the names of civilized men. What was the bloodiest battle of the Revolutionary war? Oriskany. What was the purpose of Chopin's Funeral March? It expresses the composer's feelings over the loss of independence by his native Poland. When and by whom was a cup first awarded as a trophy? Queen Anne of England in 1714. Between what ages are boys admitted to Eton college, England? Between 12 and 15. How long did the Sicilian campaign last? From July 10 to Aug. 17, 1943. How did the Sinaiticus. oldest known manuscript of the Bible, let this name? It was found in a convent on Mt. Sinai. What cities in this country have a population of a million or over? New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit and Los Angeles. OBSERVING No. 3' on Peggy's List _ by the papers that £ Stanley Joyce, C l i n t o n reared lumberman who was No. 3 on Peggy Hopkins' long list of husbands, has just died in Hot Springs, Ark. Burial was at Clinton in the family plot. So far as I know his marriage to Peggy was his only claim to fame. He was, of course, a millionaire by inheritance, a fact closely related to Peggy's fleeting interest in him. In Hollywood the movie makers are said to be toying with the idea of basing a picture on the love life of Peggy Hopkins. How far the plan lias advanced, I don't know. But I hope it doesn't develop into reality. From day to day Hollywood is detracting from the sacredness of marriage in the privat lives of her movie stars. A movie based on the life of Peggy Hopkins would indeed be carrying coals to Newcastle. -- .0 -Gracious First Lady ~ am genuinely saddened to learn of the death o£ lowa- reared Lou Henry Hoover. I regarded her as a most gracious first lady." Her quiet womanly attributes graced the white house. I saw her at close range once-only once. But I liked and admired her. Our state should be proud indeed that she was an Iowa product. The Day's Bouquet L o o k ! They were In a burrs--but they never ro[ Tire mirks on the ulihway showed lliat the the night. car skidded .boul 100 feet .Ihroujh This deadly accident, illustrated here. Is lynical of what happens too frequently when a car Is driven at too treat a tpeed for exlstlnr circumstances. Apparently the driver law the eroulD». »w Ihn sliuals-- but not In time, md skidded «Q to me tracks. j.-T 1 " ^I* 1 '""' .Smfely Council Is condnctlnc m special campalcn to stop these accidents, which every day del»y 38 trains a total of 28 hours--a bir blow (o the nation's wartime transportation effort. Driver carelessness Is the cause- of almost all these trade cross!n£ accidents, ac- eordlnr to the council. To help win the war--to save yourself and olhers needless suHerim--the council asks you to he sure the track li clear before you start across To H. E. (ED) HANSON, FORMERLY OF MASON CITY--for iiis recent elevation to the .board o£ directors of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana. Mr. Hanson headed the Mason City division of this company for a number of years and is pleasantly remembered here. Mr. Hanson will continue as senior, assistant general sales manager in the Standard organization. Mason City Globe-Gacetfa An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issue Every Week Day by the Globe-Gazette Publishing Company 121-122 East Slate Street. Telephone am Tuesday January 11, 1944 I.FE p. LOOMIS . . . . rubliih.r W. EARL HA I.I, . Manailnr Edit.r ENOCH A, NOKEM . . City Editor LLOYD L. GEEK . Adverlblnj. Mfr. Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1330. at the postofllce nt Mason City, lown. under tho act of Rlarch 3. '1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Th«J Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all new» dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper end also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year, f 10 Mason City and Clear Lake by week,''20a Outside 100 Mile Zone--Per year, $10; 6 months S5.50; 3 months S3; 1 month CL, Outside Mason City and Clear Lak. ui Within 100 Mllei of Mason City mat Outside of the Carrier District* ·* Mason City and Clear Lake: \ Per year by carrier S10.W Per week by carrier ...............$ M Per year by mail $7.00 By mall C months ..$ 3.15 By mail 3 months .................9 2.M By mail 1 month .....| ,7» REMEMBER? From Globe-Garette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Notice -- All society church locals, cards of notices, thanks, H. Rankin, fresh home Tarawa, gave Americans from thing to think about along the line of "comparative sacrifices" in this war. There is too much talk, he said, about "sacrificing" on the home- front, too many civilians discharg- ' ing their patriotic duties only in the more comfortable tasks and in conscience-salving purchase of · war bonds, which, after all, are an investment in the security of the country and one which will be returned to the investor with generous interest. Here's a little excerpt from the Rankin story: "I returned from Tarawa on a transport which bronrht out many wounded. The marine officer in the bunk below me said that first night. 'Can yon see?' I said, yes, I could sec. He said, ·! can't see-I will never see again.' "Then he continued in a calm, tired Trice: 'Gee, It's going to be tooth, not teeint- I don't think I ·mold ,mmd to much but for one tttar. .Mr wife had a baby not toot *to. I wffi never get to see my own son.'" What was that you were worrying about, Mr. Civilian? ing. The Rosenberg's New Job JYR, ALFRED ROSENBERG, who " ; had been ticketed in advance as the "gaiileiler of Moscow" but never quite got to take over his assignment, is now reported as having retired from active political become director of the "central" museum of the nazi party." The exact .nature of his duties hasn't been revealed. But it's our guess "that they will not be very confining or long enduring. some hypnotic drugs before the barbiturates w e r e discovered. There was paraldehyde, which had a wide range of safety in dosage and seldom caused habituation. The objections to it were the terrible taste and odor and they also militated against its regular use. Then there was chloral hydrate --the knock out drops used to shanghai sailors. It is still a good hypnotic, but may be poisonous in even small doses, and has a distinct tendency to habit formation. 1 Another' old timer is trianol, which still works dependably. But when the barbiturates were introduced in 1903, first in the form of veronal, a new era in the drug treatment of insomnia came in. It was never really respectable to use chloral or trianol or paraldehyde--it was a secret vice. But nowadays people almost boast about their use of the barbiturates--they have a bottle of veronal, or medinal, or seconal, or amytal, or luminal, or ipral, or neonal in the bathroom medicine chest and hit it almost at will. Of course, wise legislation in many states prevents the distribution of these products except on a doctor's prescription, but the insomniacs get some just the same. The enormous increase in the variety of these preparations parallels their popular use which has been most evident within the last 25 years. On the whole they deserve the popularity. They work, the lethal range is very wide, and the real danger of habituation to anyone with a healthy nervous system is slight. So is the danger of poisoning. I have known people to swallow a hundred grains of veronal with suicidal intent, and wake up to be reconciled with a stormy -world. They do not work very well in old people, and are apt to cause excitement rather than sleep. But there are better, or as good, ways of inducing sleep as by drugs, a subject we will take up soon. Odd, But Science By Howard W. Blakeslee AP Science Editor NEW FIREPROOF PAINT By H. W. Blakeslee AP Science Editor A KRON, Ohio--A new kind of paint, made of crushed industrial garnets and a new resin that won't burn, has been produced for the U. S. navy. The paint is used to cover steel decks, to render them non-slippery regardless of wet or oil, and immune to the tremendous heat of bomb, shell and torpedo flashes which set ordinary paint to burning furiously. The Goodyear Tire Rubber company produced the new material, under the name of Dektred. It can be put on with a trowel, or like ordinary paint by spraying. The garnets come from North Creek, N. Y. The paint is used on weather and flight decks especially, gun emplacements, and in quarters, passageways, landing and stairways. The thickness is about 10 times that of ordinary paint, which spreads from 1 to 3 thousandths of an inch thick. The microscopic garnets stand a crushing weight of 2% tons per square inch. In a scrubbing test, 1,000,000 scrubs by a brush wore away the fibers of 10 brushes and left the garnet paint unchanged. The Goodyear scientists think the great durability is due to the fact that the garnet points sticking out above the resin which binds them, holds all the weight, without letting soles get down to the binder. This resin bonds to steel. It can also be used on wood, concrete and some other types of surfaces. It resists oil, grease, salt, sulphur, soap and other cleaners- resolutions, etc., after Jan. 1, 1904, are payable in advance. A half rate will be charged and cash must accompany copy to insure publication. Next week, the electric light being in the building, the students of the university, assisted by the faulty, propose to give a social some time during the weelt. The committee' of nine appointed, by. the .mayor will meet today and make an investigation of the buildings of the city which in their minds need fire protection. THIRTY YEARS AGO Resolution will be passed Monday, according to a written statement issued at the city hall this morning, reducing the maximum water rate from 50c to 40c per thousand gallons. The resolution will also provide for an amount of 2,509 gallons allowed under the minimum charge of $1 instead of 2,000 gallons as at present. The Park hospital will hold its annual graduating exercises for trained nurses at the Methodist church on Feb. 2. The nurses to be graduated are the Misses Trott, Clack, Landgraf and Telso. Dr. Fairchield of Clinton will be the principal speaker of the evening. TWENTY YEARS AGO Plans for putting on a county wide sewing project were made at the meeting of the women of the Farm Bureau at the Methodist church today. Mrs. Earl Dean was elected chairman of the county organization for the coming year to take the place of Mrs W. E. Bouck. Up to now the sewing projects have been carried on only through the township organizations, of which there are 11. Mrs. Bouck gave a short report telling of the work of the past year. In reporting Tuesday the members received by St. James Lutheran church at its annual congregational meeting Monday evening, the names of Otto Peters and Martin Mullgaard were omitted. TEN YEARS AGO The grand jury for the January term of district court here was impaneled Tuesday morning by Judge Joseph J. Clark and went into session after receiving instructions from the court. Dan Edgington of Sheffield is the jury foreman. Other jurors are Andrew Weland and John Heemstra of Mason City, George Moorehead and Bob Kcnney of Clear Lake, and F. W. Wittce and Fred O'Harrow o* Rockwell. Mayor J. T. Laird does not resemble Dan Cupid in appearance but the latest request to come to him as mayor ot Mason City is strictly Cupid's task. From Carlsbad, JT. Mex., a man seeks his aid in helping him to find a soulmate among the lonesome women Mason City. Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center GUEST DAY Bertha E. Bell of Clear Lake PEACE' When guns are stilled and lights again are glowing When skies are cleared of smoke we'll see the blue And lasting peace has come warring nations We'll get a glimpse of heaven . showing through. HEY/I PHOTOGRAPHED YOU* PROPS OUT.'MY GOSH.' I DiDMT M£AN TO PO 'lT. YOU'RE OFF THE BEAMS "S ENGINE TROUBLE/ GET LEAR .COMVWVir/ TM GOIN N FOR A FORCED LANDING/ ONE MOKE SHOT. LT, SMITH ,'HEHE 60 YOUR TAIL-FEATHERS/ FJLM.CONWAy HOW ABOUT I GOT A COMPLETE UEWO(J-p FIT-MEW SKATES-A MEW/ WAT- NEW SWEATER-AMD A NEW HOCKEY STIOO EVEEYTW1MG COMPLETE FOR A DAY OH THE ICE-.' VJELU- S'LOWS.' YEA. EFF1E MAE I'M 301N'SKAT1KI «3U CAN'T MEAN IT* VQU DIDN'T REALLY FlNOTfte MISSING MOTE- BOOK PAGE? r DID so, T TEU.YOU; i BROUGHT IT HOME LAST NIGHT, r LEFT IT UNDEB MY ALARM CLOCKS NOVM WHAT DIO IT SAY 1VEAH, BUT I WAS SO ON IT? TELL.MB.'/ SLEEPV r CANT RECALU WHAT IT SAID. LOOK" IJNDEBTJE BED: LOOK; , EVftWHERE. NOVH JUST CALM DOWN. IF YOU HAD IT IN THIS ROOM irs STILU HERE; THEN HELP M6 PlMO IT. OH, J1MINY CKfllSTMAJ] I'LL GO CRAZY: MAYBE VYEWOM'T NEED IT. SURELY YOG READ IT.' ·WELL OAKV NEVEE GET TO CAMMOT WITH THE MUCH- HEEDED MONEYJ?/ NOW WE'LL HAFTA WAIT TILL I PAY MY TAXES/ IS BANKRUPT ·EOT IS IEVYINS A IMC OH INCOME TAXES-. WE'LL HAVE TO 5PEKID TH' KIIGKT IN COVENTRY, OLD GIRL/ YOU NEED 4 RE5T/ 5 MILES THE HOME OF LADY CODIVA/ wow/ I'LL WAST( FOR ) YOU, HUBECT/ THEM PESKY TAXES/ LOOK.'YOU CAN UNDEI2STUD/ YOU GIVIN GI2ANVIU.E THE HERO PARTiN THE SCHOOLPLAV ISA; MANSy GVP/r--' VVrttTDOES HE DO- THE PAET -IF HE GETS SICK - FirS ME LIKE A GLOVE " BREKK SWEPT FROM TOWN TO TOWN WITH HISCAUTOABMS- 5O ELOQUENT WAS HE , MEN LEAPED TO OBEV AND FOLLOW HIM -- " SOON *VA5T,OTLEr, BUT DETERMINED, AWAY, MARCHED BEHIND BREKK TO PIGHT FOR THEIR FREEDOM J £VER LANDED -- - THIHK THERE ACTtlALLV A#£ TO GO, MM CHIL'i GO FCfRARD Atf CLOSE ·HEY! IMVJS

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