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E D I T O R I A L S -- ; ' Notional Service Is Not "Totalitarian" T HE Omaha World-Herald,in * strongly worded editorial oh President Roosevelt's p r o p o s a l this week of a national service act calls.it "the perfect flowering o! bur " own particular brand of totalitarianism." O t h e r ' newspapers and numerous men in public life have expressed a like - view. This is to say that the line of thought advanced by the Omaha newspaper is so much nansense. Let us draw on the World-Herald for this concluding paragraph of its editorial: , "Already, a* a result of war ·Matcades, the government dominates industry and tells business what It may buy and what it may Mil. It tells individuals bow far they may drive, what (within limits) they may eat, and how warm they may keep their houses. If, now the bureaucracy were al»* clven the power to say where ·very American sbanld werk, and tow lour, and for haw mntb-- then wouldn't be much left of Aaseriea, But the bureaucrats wrald be In Utopia." , Let's answer that by calling at- ·. tention to the young man who is I · snatched out of civil life, put in I uniform and. sent into battle. Not for a long time, at least, have we heard it suggested that this was "the perfect flowering of our own particular brand of totalitarian' r ism," Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin ' EDITOR'S NOTE -- KetOn thcauelveft »t Ihi* service Car *j*««U««a ·( fMt--eft »BMl--*k«M (if* lk*tr Cull ·*»· 1114 «44raM . an4 lacl«a«i I f t ait f«r retBKB paatoM. AMroM (il«ke - Giiette Inr«rmatl» Burni. rreterle J. lUikla. Dlrcelar. tin. D. C. ' OBSERVING Look Out Below Germany's -current retreats in T HE national service act-is no more than L an extension -- a mild, extension --of the fundamental principle which prevails in the selective service act. Under it those who live in comfort and safety at home would be called upon by the government to make a contribution to the war effort somewhat comparable but infinitely less painful and dangerous than our fighting youth must make. National service is another term for "universal draft," which has been high up in the American .Legion's program for more than 20 years.^The theory back of it has been 2-fold. First/St was designed to give America a maximum military strength. Second, it was designed to equalize the sacrifice of war as between those who fight and those who stay home. I^HE proposal advanced now is ·*· debatable -- but not on the basis stressed in the World- Herald editorial. · It can be avgued that the time is past when a full benefit can be had from a universal draft. The question can be asked why the president didn't center, his attention on the. plan a decade ago (when he controlled .congress and when the nation could have been organized militarily on a universal draft basis. It can be contended, and-with some .plausibility,' that' s o m e measure less :"drastic than national service would handle the problem at which -it is now aimed-strikes and strike .threats. But it's-a low order of hogwash to assail thfjk 'national service principle as 'Totalitarian" unless at the same : time it is-charged that selective service ^ is ."totalitarian" too. It'could 'be argued Russia and Poland make .one wonder why the nazis didn't do better in the long distance events at the last Olympics. * - * · * 'Too bad Wilbur Glenn Voliva is no longer with us. He'd have been the perfect isolationist. He" died convinced that the world is Cat, not round. *. * * ' One of the problems facing the postwar world will be to get German mothers to quit giving their children revolvers for teething purposes. · · * . * * It's still · our opinion that the medical profession is better qualified than the government to direct a health service for the people of America. * * * » Dairy interests are fundamentally sound in their insistence that butter substitutes be sold on their own merit*--not as butter. per- witK a great deal more suasiveness that it is mo manifestation of democracy than of dictatorship. V Pinching the Japanese A GRATIFYING indication of *"* .success in the submarine, air and surface naval campaign of attrition against the Japanese is to be seen iii the Tokyo broadcast announcing new measures to "expand land -transportation to a maximum." Hitherto Japan has almost entirely relied upon her naval and merchant marine to maintain communications between her stolen empire in Malaya and "the Dutch Indies. What is planned is evidently expansion and linking up of railways from southeastern Chinese ports ·through Indo-China'and Thailand to Malaya and Singapore, to provide a safer route to Burma and the Indies. Sea communication is quicker and cheaper--but it evidently has become 'dangerous, if not impossible owing to the steady toll taken by American raiders in far eastern waters. Many vessels have been sunk in Japanese home waters, some even in Japanese harbors. . ' Your Health By Logan Clendening, M.-D. FOR-ANGINA. PATIENT .The man or woman yrho has a sudden /attack of severe pain around the heart which the physician pronounces angina pectoris, generally takes the gloomiest view of the ultimate outcome, makes a new will, and lies back, waiting the inevitable. He may lie that way for nearly 20 years, according to modern statistical surveys. . In other words, the pronouncement of angina, while it is by no means to be taken lightly; is not necessarily a prophesy of immediate doom. . - The most complete and reliable of statistics ever .made"on this subject has just been - published by Drs. White, Bland and'Misfcal], of Bostonl They followed up 50 cases of angina whom they saw during or previous 'to. 1931 and ascertained the status, activity and health of each one of them as ol the curremVyear. These follow-up studies involve an enormous amount of work, but the results are proportionately valuable. They eliminate guess work, and furnish actual experience. If these and other studies are to be believed the duration'of life of the patient after angina is increasing. In 1918 a report showed that the average was 3 years. Mackenzie found it to be 5 years in 1925. In 1931 it was about the same. In the 1943 group the average (of those who .died) is nearly Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints x From Our Exchanges A dynacty That Failed..',""' - Eagle Grove Eagle: McAdoo was running so many government agencies in the last war the country grew tired of him. He was groomed as".the 'crown prince to succeed "Woodrow Wilson. But the democrats'turned him. down in their: 1920 convention and nominated James M. Cox of Ohio, and thus th'e Wilson dynasty ended. Arid the Roosevelt dynasty will be ended come January, 1945. Let the Germans Suffer Too Algona Upper Des Moines: It might be well for the German people themselves to take the same dose of starvation and misery they have dealt out to the people of so many small nations who have been antirely helpless in the hands of the brutal aggressors, who have shown no mercy and deserve none for themselves., Farmers Play Safe Council Bluffs Nonpareil: There is every indication that the farmers are too smart to get caught in another land boom like the one that ruined so many of theni after the first World war. They are liquidating their indebtedness and building up reserves in government bonds, cash and life insurance. A Mistake to Avoid Marshalltown Times-Republican: Railway unions should not fall into the error that railway management did years ago when it flouted/public interests and tried to bull its way through the nose for their lack of foresight and unions will do the same when they put public interest last. Upon what oecMion did Wtncton Churchill jump 3» feet from a bridcer While visiting his aunt on an estate near Bournemouth, playing the game o£ Indians 'with his brother and cousin. · . · What fa the capital of Bolivia? LaPaz. Who to the foddct* of victory? Mike, in Greek mythology. The Romans' called her Victoria. Hew lane a town to Lonrde* in France?.. . . . . · · . · \ . The population'is about 9,100. Doer the blood in 'Uu human body move continuously? It is, continuously in rapid motion. _ ', ' What were the 2 greatest successes amouc the Gilbert and Sullivan operas? The Mikado and the Gondoliers. Have sunspols any effect upon weather? . . There is no such evidence. Is there such an office as chief butler of England? ~ The Duke of Norfolk bears this title. What Is the first military band of'which there is record? :The band taken by^ Henry VI to France when he .went to war. What was the cost of the Revolutionary war to Entland? Five hundred million dollars, besides the loss of-the colonies and about 50,000 soldiers. How ..long have flower gardens been cultivated? v : . . Horticulture is practically old as the history of mankind. What 2 towns in Mississippi Nazi Army Suicides .'; ' am interested .'in t h e claim contained in a German army medical document recently captured by the allies that "fear of punishment" is the'greatest single motive for suicides among German soldiers. The document, entitled "Medical Advice to Unit Medical Officers .Concerning the Prevention of Suicide," was issued by the inspector of medical services of the jGermah armed forces in May, 1943. It said that of the 52.4 per cent of suicides . traceable to causes connected with army service, 10.8 per cent were-caused by fear of punishment. · . Declaring that 47.6 per cent of the reported suicides of German servicemen were "cases · that would have- occurred 'in civilian life," the document broke down the service factors leading to suicides among German soldiers as follows: F e a r o£ punishment, 10.8; brokeh-up marriages, 7.2; unfaithfulness of soldiers, 6.7; duty problems, 5.8; unwillingness ,to serve in armed forces, 4.5; depression, 4.5; economic and professional problems, 4.0; .unfaithful wives and financees, 3.6; .exaggerated sense of honor, 2,2 physical exhaustion of mind,' 1.8; home-sickness, 1.3. Of VjteNMM am glad it's being called to the attention of our people that while "children in Iowa's rural schools are. learning their A. B. C.'s, probably not more than 30 per cent of them are receiving their' full quota of A. B. C.'s-in vitamins from hot school lunches. Louise A. '. Scott, state healtfi department nutrion- ist, is the authority for this claim. Mrs. Scott .based her estimate on findings of the state department of 'public instruction and said that approximately 66,500 or 70 per cent of Iowa's 95,000 rural children are believed not to "be getting hot dishes for "school, although many schools are attempting to develop well-balanced programs with use of hot foods. -.Contending that school lunches should provide one-third of: the day's food requirements, Mrs. Scott urged parents and teachers to r(t-examine their lunch programs and t r y 1 to .make: hot lunches available where possible. "It has been demonstrated," the nutritionist said, "that /hot food makes .the balance of: the meal more appetizing. School lunch becomes a delightful event rather than a routine break' between classes. In health protection alone as well as in the satisfaction of giving the children .food', which they -will eat completely, ifs worth the little time it takes to provide, a hot''dish." At the present time, she said, al least 1,559 rural schools have hot lunch programs. Some- schools own heating equipment to warm :\ · · · ' · ' · · ' '. ' up the food which is brought iir- pint jars by the students. In others the food is prepared at the schools, and in .some places the .children carry the food in thermos bottles. , ' The most simple-hot foods to provide, she said) are hot beverages or soups carried in' pint jars and reheated or brought in i clean thermos bottles. All hot foods, the nutritionist; pointed- out, are intended to . supplement the remainder of the; lunch which should include hearty sandwiches, something crisp, such as* celery, carrot sticks or turnip rings, milk or food made from" milk, raw or cooked fruit, and a simple dessert. --V-- _ . . Radio Preference may be--and I presume I am--the exception. But I greatly prefer my radio commercials in straight, dignified style. I don't like 'em funny. I don't like 'em in rhyme. I don't like 'em'set to music..I don't-like 'em woven into the entertainment program. I'suspect I'm just peculiar that way. " --V---. Information. Please!- \ 1. Lookout mountain is in. Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina. -" '· , 2. The state that leads in the production of crude oil is Illinois, Oklahoma.-Texas, Arkansas. 3. Absalom was the son of Solomon, Saul, David, Samuel. .' ANSWERS^l. The Day's Bouquet To PAUL SCOTT--for his un-* iring and cheerful assistance to: men in uniform who are Mason City's guests at the Canteen, service men's center at 16 2nd. ] y. E. On duty at the - Canteen" every night Jilr. Scott has always a friendly smile and a helping hand for the boys coming in for rest or recreation. ' . Ao*4Mi City Glot*-G«Mtt« Aa A. W. LW NtW»PAj» IHUC Ever; Wee GI«W-G*II IHUC Ever; Week Day by (he I«W-G*II FltUlkl**- CtmjfMJ Ul-U9EHtSUUSln*t. Telephone 3MB Thursday January 13, 1M i,ii r. LOOMIS - - - - ri W. IABL HAUL . Ibudix ZelUr IKOCH A. NOStEH - - Cltr Ultw LLOYD L. GKEB . A«TdilU( MIT. Entered as second-das* mittcr April 17. 1830. at the postof lice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1V70. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republicatton of nil news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise trediled in this paper and also the local news published herein. · · SUBSCRIPTION KATES Muoh City and Clear Lake by year, lie Mason City and Clear Lake by week, 20c OitaU* ]«· Mil* 2»«-- Per year, III; t month* $5.50; 3 months S3; 1 month SI, OataU* Ma»D Clty-M* CKu lake aadV Wllkia It* MUtt *f Mum Cttr CHUM* rt Ik* Curler DUtricU «C Hai» CUT mat. Clear Lake: . Per year by carrier ................ J10.0*/ Per week by carrier ........... ---- $ .201 Per year by mail ...... ...........-.$ 7.W1 By mail 6 months ..:... ............ t 3.753 By mail 3 months ................. S 2.001 By mall 1 month -- . ...... ......... were married? The adjacent towns of Pittsburg and ' Tullahoma. Thereafter they became the town of Grenada. How many countries did Wendel! WHittle visit on around the world? Thirteen. How large a. nustct of platinum has been found? One weighing 21 pounds. What is considered to be the most important Judicial office in the world? The chief justice of the TJ. supreme court. ' /·' Haw did the U. S. S. Card ceive this name? ( For a sound off the coast of Florida. Last Revolution Link ·' Oelwein Begister: The l a s t daughter of the American Revolution is dead. Mis. Annie Knight Gregory of Williamsport, Pa., who has .died at the age of 100, had a father who was a drummer boy with 'Washington at Valley Forgo and later was a captain in the War of 1812. , Shortcut Not Justified Eagle Grove Eagle: Much as'we love Henry Burma, greatly as we would admire to see him governor 4 years from now, we cannot but feel that he has yielded to undue pressure in by-passing the lieutenant governor's office standing for governor at this 8 years. It is possible to suppose that this improvement is due .to a better .understanding of the disease, more accurate diagnosis, and better, methods of treatment, At any rate the improvement is there,, set down in black and white. Another point that may be comforting to a person who has recovered from an attack is that every year of survival means a better outlook for length -of life. If you survive 3 years, your chances of living out a fair expectancy begin to increase. In this series of patients 7 are living 20 years after the first attack, 4 are living 24 'years after, and one is still living'32 years after the first attack. Your chances of living some time. The Anf lophobe Viewpoint Charles City Press: It transpires that the battle to be waged in Germany provides for over 70 per cent Americans, a most hazardous undertaking in which it is assumed the natives will fight to the finish and the query is, what is the matter with the British Tommies? Why Walt Until Condemned? Allison Tribune: It doesn't seem necessary that Butler county should sit by and wait until its court house is condemned for public use. It isn't necessary, and it isn't cheaper to wait 10 years to begin plans toward rebuilding. Russia's Reduced Ambition Mankato Free Press: Russia seems to have given up the idea of world revolution, and is modest enough now to be satisfied with half of a little continent called Asia. REMEMBER? , From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO , Miss Catherine Dobson of Marion arrived in the city today for a visit with Mrs. "William Hathom. The young ladies are old friends, keeping up the good feeling transmitted to them by their fathers, who for many years were close compajnions7 The government has appointed an inspector for this point for the Decker packing house, and Dr. A. J. Payne will arrive the 20th to do this work. This shows the importance of the packing establishment and demonstrates that the business is greatly increasing, or an inspector would not have been forthcoming. THIRTY YEARS AGO Butter has, in sympathy with lower eastern prices, dropped a cent at wholesale in Mason City. Quotations today are 34 for print and 33 for tub butter as compared with 35 and 34 Monday. Retail stores, however, are still asking 42 and 40 for creamery butter and 38 for dairy butter in spite of the drop. Miss Louise Kemp of Marion is spending a-few days at the home of her uncle, W. C. Johnson, on East Miller street. Miss Avis Stott is confined to her home on North Michigan avenue with a very bad attack of ton- silitis. , TWENTY YEARS AGO ' Grace Senior-Brearley ceiving very favorable comment in the Los Angeles, Cal., papers on her appearances as a pianist in the western city. Mrs, Brearley, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Senior, is one of three gifted daughters. Her sisters are Rachel Senior, now . solo violinist with Sousa's band, and Mrs. J. E. Stinehart of this city, .a very accomplished pianist , H. C. Rief e was elected president of the St James Lutheran Brotherhood at the ancrUal meeting of t h a t organization Wednesday night. Because of this, Japan is growing mighty short of cargo vessels as well as of fighting ships. Our repeated challenges. to the Japanese fleet go unanswered, and their transport service to the net- .work of islands on their eastern frontier is more and more perilous. The plan to expand land transport means that most of the ships which now ply between Singapore, the Indies and Japan are desperately needed to maintain supplies to the island bases. It's a long and difficult operation to link up- the scattered railway lines in southeastern Asia into a system which will give the Japs adequate communication. Most existing lines run from seaports into the interior in jungle country, and if the Japs complete a workable system it will'-be a roundabout route, indeed. And one that probably can't be finished before the war's OTCT, » time after the first attack increase proportionately with the faithfulness with which you obey your doctor's orders about' a long period of rest after a severe attack.. Rest in bed for several weeks is a minimum, perhaps for months, depending on circumstances and limited activity forever after that is the best guarantee that you will live to see your grandchildren grow up. The fellow who decides after his first attack on a short life but a merry one is pretty sure to attain at least half his decision--it will be short. The actual figures on 500 cases -^-445 patients are dead and 55 are living. The-number 445 may seem very high, but remember the average age when the patient entered the experience is 55. And of those who died the average duration of life was 7 years, 10 months, 2 weeks. That would bring the life term up almost to the scriptural limit. Of the 55 who are still living the average duration of life U U TNT*. moots*. Editorial of Day CONDENSING NEWSPAPERS Lew Warren in Oelwein Register: Newspapers and magazines will be thinner in 1944, under the new rules of the war production board. There is as much news as ever, perhaps more, but the paper supply is limited. Quantities used will be cut on a rising scale running up to 24 per cent, according to consumption. Obviously this scale ,will encourage or compel papers to limit their size, and they will not be able to print so much news and feature material as usual. 'The plan will be to cover "ALL the news, but to cover it a little more briefly and concisely. The reading public will have to acquiesce in such privation as cheerfully as may be. As for the editors and publishers, they will naturally dp^ill in their power to lighten the hardship. . Careful condensation of news, features and illustrations is e**y. but it y will be done. TEN YEARS AGO ' Doctor William L. Dibble at the annual meeting of the First Congregational church Wednesday evening announced his intention to terminate his pastorate of the congregation not later than Sept. 1, 1934. New York--Babe Ruth sprang a surprise on the baseball world today by coming to agreement with the New York Yankees on salary terms for 1934, involving a reputed reduction from $52,000 to 535,000. The veteran slugger came to terms quickly with CoL Jacob Ruppert, the club owner. Clover Couplet* By Ray Murray, of Buffalo Center ART1STKT Ax »rtlrt »H«tt · XHi or til ·» tot, Wklte writer *·(»« a »trr witk lie w*rdi t* mmte ymm tklnk. The «ne apfliet kit c«l«n »· T«* sense tke flow »t HCt While the ether plle^ convincing a* · wife. The drawer and hl pencil ^ratehlnri tell · tale While tfcfe- amther serven a sentence as a kammer «riTe « wall. x Tke pain It r and Ike **et tk» alUI« Texas. 3. David. TTWMWORTC7Z3X/ STMTONPUWe ON LANDING STRir 6'AND 5TANO By FOR TAKE-OFF.' PLANE/ties a AKUV-LANC1N6 COME ON. HONEY/ IN THE WAY HEBE/ WE'VE NO MORE TIME. AMVHCW. A COUPLE O" CAYS oN-na6S«Vto' KNOT-HAIOS, IS OOGUT TO BE A Q1OT 1 BOT TBV NOT- TO LAO«H- Y)O1OV» EFFie MA?NEVER UAO A L1EC L1PE SUUM THEY TOSS -MBIN- EFFIE MAE HEARO ALLTUE GIOLS ATRE«3«S DONCE EfeBTV ACE WECIMG U1SU UEELSUOES 9O CUE'S DCaCTlSlWOVBtlNTUE LOTS «*IO WANTS IX ID VJWTCH WHETHER YOU MAD THAT NCTE BOOK QW- THIS SHOE iS AND V.HERE DO YOU. SUPPOSE I GOT IT ? Rlrr Off THE BfiCHf OP Trig M*N WIE HAVE AU. BEEN WANTMfi TO NAB. THERE WAS- SOMETHING TO HOUR TALE APTER Au_. 8UT Tr PROOF' IS STIU. MISSING. ILL BEueVErr WHEN I SEE THE FBOMTME TOO TIGHT FOR.SOWE, REASON. OWMY TO£.' LET ME GET IT OFF, ' ' SDMEBCCrrTSmSTJ IT'S A 5URE-PRE HtT/ MX) THEREtL BE ADORING AND A5 A PROTEST, DREAM OF WEARING- AMYTHINSTHATlS TAXEO/ X ^ OH-H/ WRONGS, AUTOGRAPH COME WITH ME TO CAMELOt BIG BOY-WITH LAW GOOIVW, , PARADIMG. THERE'LL BE-- el COULDN T/ WEADE DO MDU PUT- ON? FLY INTO MY AIZMS ITAKE WS RMS' INTHepLAV-.! GETTHEIOeA? 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