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E D I T O R I A L S -The British Put the War Above All Else THE wholeheartedness w i t h * which Britons have submerged even extremist views on politics and economics for the achievement of unity and a solid front in war is beautifully reflected in the following concluding paragraphs from the pen of Harold J. Laski, .brilliant English political scientist identified with the "leftwing" school of thought, in a recent tfib- ' ute to Winston Churchill: "So when the news came of his (Churchill's) illness, all of us-socialist, tory, communist, liberal --held , our breath and invoked whatever gods there be in his behalf. No doubt no man is indispensable; that, after all, is the foundation of democracy. "But I should like to say with emphasis to Americans that I, who am a leftwing socialist who hopes with all my heart that when a general election comes at long last Churchill will be resoundingly defeated, recognize in him proudly a war leader of the quality Britain needed in this war. "He asked in 1940 that we should so'comport ourselves in this great crisis that history will say this was the country's finest hour. I hope we have fulfilled his wishes. Â· "I am certain that it can be said of Churclull that this beyond all doubt was his finest hour, that he has given all of himself with a passionate determination to make Britain live and make Britain free that may. .have been equalled but never surpassed. "He has steeled a whole nation's heart to the great task of saving itself. In the noble-Roman-phrase, this is the time to say that Churchill has deserved well of his country." He Changed His View IN TIMES past on this page there *Â· have appeared some rather pointed criticisms of the mobile propensities of the nation's firs' lady. Some have been origins with us; others have been passer, along from other sources. Now, just as a matter of fairness and to give the other side of the story, we are going to give space here for an excerpt out of a report by Capt. Robert M. White former UP correspondent, who was delegated to escort Mrs. Roosevelt on her South Pacific tour. When the assignment was handed to him, the captain was not too pleased, according to a letter.from him to his wife, but when the trip was over, he wrote: "As far as I was concerned, Mrs. Roosevelt or anybody elsÂ« could come and go, but what ] didn't like was to leave my posl to accompany them. I traveled 10,000 miles to find Japanese and do what I could do to end the war, not to travel around with brass hats. "But wherever Mrs. Roosevelt went she wanted to see the things a mother would see. She looked at kitchens and saw how food Â·was prepared. 1 When she chatted with the men she said things mothers say, little things men never think . of and couldn't put into words if they did. Her voice was like mother's, too. "Mrs. Roosevelt went through hospital wards by the hundreds. In each she made a point of stopping by each bed, shaking hands, J and saying some nice, motherltke thing. Maybe it sounds funny, but she left behind her many a tough hattle-tom GI blowing his nose and swearing at the cold he had recently picked up. "I can tell you that after a year of listening to nothing but bassoon- ing top sergeants and officers it was good to hear a kind lady saying nice things. Over here she was something none of us had seen in over a year, an American , mother. "On the day she left I was standing .with a crowd of GI's, watching her plane take off. 'She's fine, ain't she?' a Guinea sergeant said to nobody in particular. " 'Yes,' I answered, straight from the shoulder, 'and I hope she "AXIS DAYS ARE NUMBERED!" Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin COITOB'S NOTE -- **Â»i*tt Â·nlliÂ»f thcmMlTCC 9t tktm MTTiM fÂ« Â·Â·MtiMM Â·Â« fut--BM rmul iul dja tfctfi fill Urn* U* ft44fÂ«M Â·Â» WClM* 3 riBta fÂ«r Â»lum Â»Â·*Â·('Â· Allreu Gltfca Â· Guttt* lafiFMAlfoB Bttrcav. rre4Â«rle J. HuUi. DlrMUr. tÂ». D. C. How are humnuntblrds (ed in "Call me 'Hen- Meyer" if bombs ever drop on the reich," Hermann Goering once told the Germans. And they're taking him at his word. He's now being referred to universally as Herr Meyer. * * * If a republican nominee is picked out of large field of favorite son candidates, you can be pretty sure the setting will be a smoke-filled hotel room. That's how we got Harding. * * * Detroiters are said to be considering a monument, to Bertie McCormick. By his own admission he saved 'em from a British invasion they didn't know they were threatened with. *Â· * * Search for the cause of child delinquency almost always leads to another delinquency--parent delinquency. Your Health . By Logan Clendening, M. D. AVOID INSOMNIA Yesterday -we discussed the occasional, or sporadic, insomnia that all of us--at least adults-experience occasionally, and we went over the drugs, which for some people is the inevitable form of treatment. Today I wish to refer to the other form of insomnia -- chronic regularly recurring nightljr insomnia which plagues some o'f our friends. Â« , Some of us are good sleepers and some are poor sleepers. That is undoubtedly true. But sleep is such a fundamental rhythm of life that everybody gets some, whether they realize or admit it or not. It is as inevitable as the movement of the earth on its axis-the coming of night -- or the circling of the earth round the sun-the changes of the seasons for the hibernating animals. Sleep is more of a necessity than water or food. No human being can go, under normal circumstances, more than 3 days and nights, at the most without going to sleep. In some experiments on human subjects Kleitman kept them awake in periods varying from 60 to 114 hours. After thai no amount of running around, pinching, light flashing, noises or any form oÂ£ personal discomforl was able to keep them awake }ogs die after being kept con- inuously awake for 14 days. So when anyone tells you that they haven't slept a wink for weeks or even for days, put i: own to " " geration. comes back.' If Stone Retires 'THE United States supreme court A is going to lose a great jurist if Chief Justice Harlan F. Stone carries put his rumored intentions to retire next June. Justice Stone, entering the bench in the role of a conservative on the basis of opinion at the time of his appointment, has proved to be one of the great liberals of the court. Generally during the days of the old court he was in dissent, and the opinion which he wrote ill the test case of the original Triple A ranks among the great opinions in the archives of the United States supreme court. It will not be an easy matter; to . find a successor to Justice Stone. The present feud in the high court between Justice Frankfurter on one side and Justices BlacJc anc Murphy on the other is describee in press dispatches as an outgrowth of divergent views over filling the post of chief Justice upon Justice Stone's retirement. The story seems to be unjust to Justice Hugo Blade. Since his appointment, no member of the court has won more universal -approva for diligence and judicial scholarship than Justice Blar;k. We'vi had to revise our own. originally low estimate of him. Regardless of the feij, we would Jwbcc fctone retire. self-sympathetic exag- Insomniacs notoriously ;o not count the 2 or 3 hour long laps they have. The chronic, regular, recurrent nsomniac can be put down un- [ualifiedly as a case of nerves--a isycho-neurosis. In spite of their claims for long distance wakefulness, they look fat, sassy, and in he best of health. Obviously the last sort of remedy for this kind of insomnia is he use of any kind of drug. Psy- chologic treatment is best. All of them have some tricks to ndnce sleep. Most insomniacs begin to get set to stay awake righ after dinner. They know they an not going to sleep tonight ThL tricks are a release mechanism which shunts this line of thought For some a hot bath will induce Sleep, and others it will wake up The hot glass of milk or some dnd of food is a general favorite Hunger is a foe to restful sleep At the opposite pole from the ho bath, many of them want to throw the bed clothes off and air out Some even like to walk around naked except for slippers--even go out of doors that way on colt nights or walk around the house Better than any drug, even th barbiturates, for occasional in somnia, is the wet pack. You wil have to put aside your prejudic about sleeping in cold, dam sheets when you employ it Put rubber sheet over the mattress then a heavy blanket. Then wrin out a sheet in water br ordinar; cold tap temperature--60 to 7 degrees--and spread it over th blanket The patient lies down o this sheet with arms raised an you fold one half the sheet ove his body. Then the arms com down to (he sides and you cove them and the rest of the bod with the other half of the shee Then cover with the blanket. Firs the patient shivers, then he warm up the damp sheet. He is sur rounded by warm steam. Delicious! Sleep! 'ros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Blot on the Slate Kewanee, 111., Star-Courier: Re- ublicans who have taken the time o read the names on the gover- or's "harmony" slate for 1944 'onder again why the Illinois iOP had to let one of Hitler's elpers in congress hook a ride, an afterthought, Congressman tephen A. Day, who consorted with George Sylvester Viereck nd other nazi propagandists be- ore the war, was adopted by the dministration for candidate as epresentative-at-large again. His iresence on the republican ticket s a stain on the state slate, which none too representative any- vay. It has been stuffed top and xttom by Chicago Tribune candidates like Richard J. Lyons any- vay. Eliminate the Other Half Cherokee Times: At a time when he federal government is boosting ts income tax levies, with still more increases in prospect, it is elt that .Iowa might well come 0 thS relief of taxpayers by elim- nating the entire state income evy. One-half the levy was can- Â·eled at the regular session of the assembly last winter. The entire tax might well be dispensed with. men V. S. Last Ran Ballroads Labor: That famous experiment n government operation was not 1 complete success by any means, mt it compares favorably with private operation at the same eriod. In fact, the record shows nat the government was com- jelled to take over because private peration had failed to such an xtent as to threaten the success if the war effort. fo More Shiny Pennies Osage Press: There are about 30 million Americans jubilant iver the fact that the United States mints ceased making tKe nice, shiny penny at midnight, Dec. 31. They are--or should be --happy too, because from now on hey will be made of copper again, radicating that the shortage of that ital material is no longer acute. OPA Would Have Helped Boone News-Republican: Christ- nas tree dealers are wishing that he OPA had put ceiling prices on heir trees. Because there was no ceiling, the price was up in G and he people refused to buy. Results, hardly half of the trees sold. The OPA does have its good points. Wben Advertisers Control Clear Lake Mirror: Whenever advertisers control a newspaper you can forget about the freedom if the press, so far as any particular journal is concerned.- Tbe Hen Should Crow Austin Herald: A crowless rooster is the latest thing in the poultry world. With eggs where they are, t's really the hen that has something to crow about. The food is often condensed milk and honey placed in tubes which are suspended where the birds can.easily reach them. What- is the lanruace used In eonduetlnr tbe Â· sessions of the League of Nations? French. How many states produce oil? 25. , What is the total amount of American investments in foreifn countries? More than 11 billion dollars. What is the inscription on the John Brown Memorial at Ouwa- iomie, Kans.? 'John Brown of Kansas: He dared begin:,-He lost: But losing won." Which of the hills of Rome is (he hichest? Esquiline Hill (Mons Esquilin- us.) Please explain how the president could veto a bill when he was outside the United States at the time. Legislation requiring his signature or veto was carried to him by plane. How does the public debt compare with the amount of money collected in taxes? Public debt $165,765,195,827.50. Collected by taxes, $32,182,000,000. Are .there any livinr descendants of the prophet Mohammed? The Aga,Khan of India is a direct descendant. What is the smallest hi America? Winnemana pigmy shrew. What countries produce oranges? The United States, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Italy and Palestine. Where was the poem ders Fields" by John McCrae first published? It appeared originally in the issue of London Punch dated Dec 9, 1915. OBSERVING A Fruit of Vaccination consider it a rather sufficient answer to the various cults opposed to vaccination that in the great city of Chicago last year, there not only wasn't a death from smallpox but there wasn't a case of smallpox. Typhoid fever, also being combated in a scientific way, claimed only 1 life. Diphtheria immunization among children held that disease in check and extensive use of sulfa drugs and serums brought the death toll from pneumonia to 1,300. Epidemic meningitis, however, caused 95 deaths out of 400 cases. Chicago's veneral disease _program, according to Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, head oÂ£ the board of health, is being pursued with vigor, with a followup on the 4,200 persons admitted to the city's "intensive treatment hospital" during the year. y Information, Please! 1. The last judge of Israel was Saul, David, Solomon, Samuel. 2. The animal that has the largest teeth is the Tiger, Razorback hog, Male African elephant, Lion. 3. President Hoosevelt declared a bank holiday in 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935. ANSWERS--1. Samuel. 2, male African elephant. 3. 1933. They're Sick Tee! i dipped into the current is- I sue of "Presidio," publication of the prisoners at Fort Madison, for this* bit of verse^ written by a soldier on New Geor- during the battle of gia -island Mundu: So you're lck at the way Ike country'! ran And you're sick of Ibe way llie ration- lug's done, You're sick of llie alandlnc around In line I'ou're sick you lay--well, Ibat it line. I'm Â»fck *f the tÂ»n and Ibe beat, I'm lick Â«f Ibe feel of my aching feet, I'm tick of Ike mud Â»nd Ike 'anile fllti. I'm lck of the ttcnch where the nlr.ht mUU rite-- rm tick of Ike tlren't walllnf ihrlek, I'm Â»lek Â«f the (ream ef tbe woanatt and weak. I'm lick el the aeund el Ike bomber'. dive, An* I'm lick of ieeln( tke dead alive-I'm iltk ol the roar and the nolle and the din, I'm tick of tke tatte of lood from a tin, I'm Â»lck of the lU.ikter--I'm ilek U nay And I'm ilek of playlnc the killer 1 ! role-And I'm*iick of the blood and the delta and the tmell-- And I'm sick--yes, even of mytelf as well- But I'm sicker sllll of a tyrant's rule. And 'conquered lands wbere Ibe wild beasls drool And I'm cured damn quick when I think Â«f the day When all Ihls hell'i over and Â«Â»t Â·[ Ihe way-When none of tbl* mess wlll.baie been In vain. And the li(hl again. et the world will kuue And thin,i will be u they were before. And kld will lauih la the streeta ence more-When the axis flat! will be dipped and leeks down en j Dime Novels Revived have a card before me in which a certain Brooklyn man offers to ship me 10 old-time novels for 55, postpaid. The Â·' list includes Nick Carter, Buffalo Bill, Deadwood Dick, Tip Top, (The Merriwell Stories,) Work and Win, Liberty Boys of '76, Young Wild West, Beadle Frontier Series, Fame and Fortune, Pluck and Luck. Some of these at least used to sell for 10 cents. I know. I bought some of them at that price. But I suppose this enterprising Brooklyn man is entitled to a reasonable interest on investment. , --V-30 Queues--All Wrong think you'll understand why John Skinner of the Austin Herald led off his personal column, "Pot Pourri," the other day with this little yarn: A little, gray-haired, grand- motherly person saw a girl in a Red Cross uniform. It interested her greatly but she wasn't quite sure what it was. . Â· "That's a very pretty uniform," she observed. "Are you a WAC?" "No," replied the girl. But before she could explain, the old lady said: "Then you must be a WAVE?" When the Red Cross girl again tried to explain, her questioner broke in with: "I know, you're one of those SPAMS." A good story anywhere, but es- The Day's Bouquet To G. H. ANGELL AND MRS., MAYNARD FESSENDEN --. tor their recent installation as'noble grands of the Odd Fellow and Queen Rebekah lodges. With 2 of the largest and most distinguished units of their order^ and auxiliary under them, leadership will involve much responsibilty'and effort. Here's wishing both a year of satisfying success. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NZWSrATE* ! luue Every WMlc Day by the , Gltut-GÂ»irtU PakUiklni CÂ»nÂ»ur J lZl-m East SUU StrttV Telephone 3*M ' Wednesday . } January It, 1944 I LEE r. Looms . . . . r.ttthÂ« t W. CAKL BALI/ . Muiflic EÂ«lUr \ ENOCH A. NOKEM - . city EiUUr '. LLOYD L. GEE* . AlverUlinf Mir. . j Entered as second-class matter April ! 17, 1930, at the postoifice at Huon City, ' Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1ST*. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is ,exclusively entitled to the use tor republication of all news dispatches credited lo it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year, 110 Mason City and Clear Lake by week, 20o Onlsito itt Mile Z*uc--Per year. *10; 6 months 35.50; 3 months $3; 1 month $1- Oatsidv Maion'Clty and Clear Lak* Â»4 Within IM Mile* Â·* Muen City *nt Outside of th* Carrier District* Â«f OfasQA City and Clear Lake; Per year by carrier $10.00 Â· Per week by carrier s .20 l Per year by mail ....$7.00? By mail 6 months 9 3.T5 'M By mail 3 months $ 2JX . By mail 1 month $' ,70! Our Moil Bag HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF PHARLES CITY--The period just ahead might be contrasted with that of late 1863 and early 1864, when victory was'in sight for the North. Lincoln, seeking to make a just peace was continually beset with the demands of self seeking groups and of the opposition party, as to what those terms of peace should include. This gave birth to a group of extremists, which became known as "The Copperheads." No administration has ever faced a more trying or momentous period in our history. Any man who stands idly by, thoughtless and wordless in these times of peril, is guilty of aid to the enemy. These things called freedom and liberty, which we prize so highly were never a gift. They had to be fought for and paid for by those who laid the foundation of our great nation. The American soldier is truly "The Man of the New Age" with the determination that we shall have a world of peace, if his sacrifice and suffering will help usher in that day--that day when we can achieve fraternity, understanding and tolerance. This would be humanity's crowning achievement of goodness and beauty. CALVIN H. JONES 60S Wiscoruin Street. . REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Your shoes half-soled you wait. For ladies' , .. minutes; for men's shoes, 26 minutes. John A. Holmlund at Woodruffs. Conspicuous among this season's theatrical offerings is the reviva of "The Taming of the Shrew/ in which Charles B. Hanford, the well known Shakespearean star will be seen in this city at the Wilson theater. At the head ol Mr. Hanford's. supporting company is the actress, Miss Marie Drofnah, concerning whom so much has been written. Mrs. C. I. Tenney departed yesterday for Plymouth for a visit with relatives. - . THIRTY YEARS AGO Dr. H. D: Holman _ ,___ fessional visitor in Rockwell Sunday. Although thousands of people throughout the country are without work and many men are on the tramp, some of them through necessity-, very few of the large army visit Mason City. At the police station it was said today that very few men ask for work. There are some few sleepers but these men will not work. The majority of these "transients' hed for, the night, but after that leave the city. It has been noticed at the police station that most of the men who come through here on the tramp are fairly well dressed. TWENTY YEARS AGO Plans for an abundant harvest of ice went glimmering when the thermometer continued to rise and a showfer of rain indicated that ice which had formed on creek dams and Clear Lake would probably disappear. The Jacob E. Decker and Sons packing plant had plans made to start a new ice cutting machine Monday. The thermometer registered 40 degrees above zero this forenoon, following a night in which the little red line remained above 30 degrees. Another snowplow has been ordered by the county supervisors on condition that it be tried out before the purchase is made, it was announced today. TEN YEARS AGO A resolution supporting the proposed president's birthday ball in Mason City was passed at the semi-monthly meeting of the 40 and 8 of the Legion at the armory Monday evening. The program of entertainment which charge of Frank musical numbers by F. B. Shaffer who led in the community sing- pecially good in Austin CLEA*THE Fiat)/ MAN EMERGENCY STATIONS. ONE OF THOSE PILOTS IS IN TROUBLE. MISS.' CEASH? ITJWiYK _ .WHAT1L 100? r3tT?WHATS HAPPENED?. 359 TO CONTROL TOWSE/ BOTH ENGINES CONjCEO OUT; MUST BeTHÂ£lNmON.'COlWIN IN FOR A LANOIN/MY POSITION FOLLOWS... rVEeOTTOGETTOMV STATION SUES QUA1WT ALL-GtSHT AH DID GIT MS AN INVITE TO OEO3IES OiNCE ABOUT. BUT AU' AIMTJS OOltf Y"'CAUSE- THE SISSIES vjeAtz. SHOES' STARTS DULU1KT SOME OF THAT MOUNTAIN LIMSO Of HE RSCIE TOLO ME ME INVITED EFFIE MAE TO HIS BIRTHDAY OAVJCE * HE THINKS SHE'S QUAINT- 8UOOV, IF YOU EVER HAD THST NOTEBOOK BASE 1M MS ROOM IT'S A GONER NOW.* DON'T StfY THAT. 1 YEAH, WHERE? ItJ LIKE THAT'S EASY TO SAY BUT WHERE WILL WE LOOK? TO KNOW. 1 MAYBE IT , SLEW OUT Ti4E Wl NOOVl.' YOU JUST DREAMED YOU POUND THAT TOLJNO THE PAPE.!? I PARADE HECE/ OF COURSE YOU'VE HEAKO OF LADY GOOtVA? HÂ£W PROU./ WHBi TAXES GET TOO HIGH I R4RADE Afi/UMST 'EM-AMD 00 I WOW THE CITIZENS/ AGAIWST KiMS AJ?THUR/ SO WHAT.?' I'M 300KED TO FftRADE AGAINST.HIM IM CAMELOT, MOLE5S/ WHATCHA BUISHtM' ABOUT. HANDSOME? I'M LADY GOWVA/ WELCOME TO COVENTRY/ -ANDNOWMVPET- INTO W AI3MS- I'M HIS iwoensafcw - -r-Â» IFHEGETS sac,r "An-fi rTHATS AN 1DEA.*- HEAT2SING THE SCHOOL PLAV WHAT DOES HE THINK SHE ENTS OP THE BESIEGING EGYPTIAN HORB6 LAY LtKP A NQOSt OF DOOM AROUND THE WfctlS OF SAMAR - WITHIN THE IMPERIAL CAMP, KHUFU, THE TYRANT, AND HIS GEHERMS FEUSTED, CELEBRATING THEIR NOT-YET-VTON CONQUEST i-. SEAMVHILE, GUIDED THE BOAT TO THE ME/? BANK- HE/HOTtOHS TO OKKIE MO THEY IEAP ASHOKS GUESS HFKEGOKHA CIRCLE B6H1HD HIM'. HEY, HAf"S GOT A IGAR AH'MATCH -- MHVTHE 5 HOLY 1$ A OH A RAFT MTH A GUH! mg. Members of the B. P. W. club will meet on Thursday evening at the Potts' jewelry store and will leave there promptly o'clock in charge of Swanson for a demoi the fire station. The firemen will put on a brief demonstration methods of rescue and artificial respiration as used actual service locally in case fires. ^O Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center FOR PEACE ON EARTH To win the peace, we must demand That every man in every land Shall live his life, as \ve here, Secure and frei fear. And if, to such an end we gain, This wÂ»r Â»hÂ»ll not have been in I vain..