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E D I T O R I A L S -- ! Courage the Virtue, Kindness the Joy A FTER 11 years of conducting a column called "Everyday Living," Dr. Joseph Fort Newton, former Cedar Rapids clergyman who went on to an enlarged field in the east, has been compelled to abandon his daily writings. "You must abandon either your church work or your column," his doctor told him. The strain of the .two had become too heavy. Properly he elected to continue his church responsibility. /VIE of his old Cedar Rapids *-' neighbors in a personal letter to us about Doctor Newton and his work wrote: "I cannot tell you how much it has meant to me to have enjoyed intimate friendship with this man since 1908. We could not expect to have a clergy possessing his genius, but if we could have one which approximated its spirit, what a difference it would make! "In the 8 years I heard him whenever I was in town, I never heard him preach anything but the Gospel. He never so much as referred to any pseudo-political economy, so-called social science, etc. Nor has he ever written anything that touched upon these things, except perhaps in his life of Lincoln.and Herndon. Though his father was a confederate soldier, he was a worshiper of Lincoln and has written much about him. "I shall miss these daily talks, EO intimate, so sweet, so wise-but I shall hear from him now and then. I hope he fully recovers and that sometime he can return td his writing, where he reached hundreds of thousands every day, whereas in the pulpit he reached only hundreds-once a week." AS AN index to the inspiring *V philosophy which Doctor New- ion .down through the years has preached from his church and newspaper pulpit, we dip into his "sign off' of "Everyday Living" lor the following: "My message has been very simple. To live well we must have a Jaith to live by, a self fit to live with, and a work fit to live for-something to which we can give ourselves, and thus get ourselves off our hands. "We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us, and that is what counts. How to take life and make it a thing worth while--that is the real test of living. "Courage is the first virtue, as kindness is the final joy. To take life for granted, grudgingly, is to spoil it, whereas to take it for gratitude, bravely and without fear, is to enjoy it, despite all its aches and ills. To be happy is easy enough if we give ourselves, forgive others, and live with thanksgiving. No self-centered person, no ungrateful soul can ever be happy, much less make anyone else happy. Life is giving, not getting. "To live is an adventure of faith, if we are to be victors over life, not victims of it. Faith in God above us, faith in the little infinite soul within us, Jaith in our fellow men--without faith we cannot live. "To all my readers I send greetings and good wilL Hope much, fear not at all, love with all your heart, do your best,-seek the best in others, and trust the veiled kindness of the Father of man, in whose great hand we stand. "Many things change, but now abidcth the faith that makes us faithful, the love that makes us merciful, and the hope that defeats defeat. 'God bless us every one.'" Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE-- Beaden arllllng Iberaielves of tbl icrvJce tar question, of fict--ndt counsel--should ilgn their full name and address and [uclose S cent* for return postage. Address Globe-Gazette Information B a r · a n, Frederic J. Zlasltln, Director, Washington, D. C. OBSERVING Are there nay objects upon which frost will not form? No. What proportion of the nation may be considered to have poor diets? · 75 per cent. ' ' When was Christmas first observed on Dec. 25? In Rome about 350 A. D. What causes the moon to rise and set? Because the earth rotates on DrMiing Our Soldiers -- can recall that not the least of the soldier's miseries in the last -war was the "wrapped puttee or spiral legging." Most of the training period was devoted to learning how to wrap the darned things so they'd stay up, which was sometimes accomplished, and in action it was found to constrict and bind the the movement of leg muscles. In this war the tigrit breeches of the 1918 uniform have given way to baggy trousers which give plenty of room, and have been subdued around the ankle by a of by hem. It apparently Is Impossible n peace-time to figure out what ic well-dressed Joe will wear. --V-- 'oor Omen? am- not pleased by Iowa's traffic safety record for the first 2 weeks of 1944. Whereas last year in this same period, the highway death Look Out Below The drop hi suicides may be attributable to the fact that nobody wants to leave the scene until he knows how the war story's coming out. * * * The war bond campaign will provide us on the homefront with another opportunity to show that it's OUR war too. * * * Critics of good neighborship insist that all we have got for our money is Carmen Miranda and Xavier Cugat. * * * Hitler would be a tough boy to sell on the idea that every cloud has a silver lining. * * * It's the new deal--not the new dealers-- that F. D. R. wants junked. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Bow fo Deal With Strikers Northwood Anchor: The remedy? Draft them all. The thousands of patriotic union men who dare not resist the orders of nationally disloyal union leaders will willingly do their parts. As for the others--when they disobey orders court martial and punish them as servicemen are punished for similar or less serious offenses. For Universal Conscription Fairmont, Sentinel: We go along with the commander in chief in his demand.' for a law drafting labor. May we suggest including both males and females from the ages of 12 to 80, and that they don't have to join a union, but may if they wish. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. TREATMENT OF GLANDS AN acquaintance stopped me on the street to tell me he did not agree'with my remarks about the limited usefulness of the ductless gland extracts in the treatment of abnormal children. He has a child that has been under endocrine treatment for 4 years and.is'showing quite a little improvement. He says it take time for these gland extracts to work. The first 3 years his child was under treatment there wasn't any improvement at all, but during the last year it was marked. When I asked him whether that might not be due to natural growth and maturity, he was sure it wasn't. I turn for support of my views to the article on ductless gland therapy in the very latest text book of medicine to be published. Different authors write the various chapters, so one may be assured that the man who wrote this one is the best and most experienced in his field. Under the heading "What Isn't Endocrinology" he says there are 3 groups of patients often brought to the endocrinologist who should Contrast in 2 Years Boone News-Republican: Little did Berliners dream 2 years ago that the day would come when they would be subjected to the same thing the Londoners were getting then. Not a German Problem Marshalltown Times-Republican: There is no necessity for Dr. Goebbels to issue warning to Germans against over-confidence. Straw in the Wind? Lake Mills Graphic: The industrial state of Connecticut has held elections in. 143 towns of which 127 went republican. Just a straw. Presidential Caliber Charles City Press: In consider- ng available timber for the presidential nomination, don't forget MacNider, from the tall corn state. Iowa's Hay Shortage Klemme Times; Iowa this year has only about 4 tons of hay for each 5 of last year with about the same number of animals to feed. Stopped by Censor Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Do you want to know what we think about those new income tax blanks? It follows: (censored). The Attacks on Willkie Red Oak Express: The attack on Willkie at first glimpse would seem to be inspired by men who its axis, the rising and setting being only an apparent motion. In the early- days of colonization, did England send criminals to America? Yes. Where is peat found? It is usually found in bogs or marshes. What is Trinity House? This is a marine society founded in England in 1514. What United States legation is a replica of the white house? The American legation in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq. 1 How many varieties of trills is a roller canary usually taught? From 5 to 10. Are there more divorces in Nevada than in other states? The rate among permanent residents is relatively low. What is the name given to twins who are not alike? Fraternal. What are salt-box houses? · Frame houses with 2 stories in front and one in the rear. Has there ever been » woman member of the Baltimore city council? ' Ella A. Bailey is the only one. What was done with the dirt from the Panama Canal? It was used to fill in swamps and for the Gatun Dam, also to build a causeway at the Pacific end. Was Martin Luther a musician? As a boy he learned to play the flute and the lute. What artist was responsible for the fad of painting just one eye of a subject in the form of a miniature? Mrs. George Fitzherbert. Please give some information about the fleet marine force. It is composed of trained com- canvas legging, with a sort latch-string fastening held hooks on the side. It appears that isn't so good, either. In the dark they are hard to fasten, and the strings don't stay in place in rough going. It's better than the wrapped puttee biit not satisfactory. So the army is now replacing the G. I. field shoe with a 10 inch field boot, the top of which is a sort of cuff into which the slack of the pants can be neatly foldet and held in place by the 2 buckle top. This sounds and looks hetter and can't slip or come unfastened It is calculated to save a considerable volume of profanity, to ge the outfit out for reveille more promptly, and to last longer am be more comfortable iri action. If we have' wars enough lasting ong enough we shall probably earn exactly hoxv td dress fo tood at 7, ·eached 11. this year it toll had In other words, 4 more had been killed on our high- vays this year than in the corresponding period last year. That isn't a good omen. We came down to the end of ^ s t year with a saving of 84 lives over the previous year. Much of hat, however, is accounted for by he fact that for a considerable part of 1942, there hadn't been a drastic reduction of speed and for a part of the year gasoline ration- ng wasn't operative. This year the comparison is going to be on terms of near equality. What difference there is ought to favor this year. A 35 mile speed limit was in force throughout 1943, as it is now. Gasoline rationing until summer last year was on a 4-gallon-a-week basis unti" summer. This year it will be on a 3-gallons-a-week basis for A books. This will mean some slight reduction in the total miles travelec this year. At least a few cars too have been taken out of circulation b e c a us e . they're "over-age." These factors, however, are somewhat counter-balanced by the general deterioration of all auto mobiles because they are a year Ider., E v e r y t h i n g considered, this ·ear's safety record in Iowa and hroughout the country ought to ie at least as good as last year's. That's what disturbs me in the howing for these first 2 weeks of 944. --V-Camps for British Youth gather from the following little squib from the London Sunday Dispatch that Britain, like our own country, Is jiving some serious attention to iie post-war youth problem: 'State-owned holiday camps for the special use of the younger jeneration in big towns and cities would place the health of the future mothers and fathers on a sound footing. "Facilities will be at hand after the war. All we shall need will be the help of the government and the co-operation of educational bodies all over the country. "There will be very many bi;_ military training camps near large towns in ideal surroundings which with the possible addition of a swimming pool, would prove ideal." --V-Information Please! 1. The century in which England abolished the feudal system was the 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th. 2. The number of days in a lu nar month is 29, 30, 28, 31. ANSWERS--1. 17th. 2. 28. The Day's Bouquet To THOMAS L. CONWOE unseating to carry on ther year as chairman of Cerro Gordo county H e d C chapter. Mr. Connor has suppl} the leadership for this great *"' n what undoubtedly has :he organization's most critil years in history. None coq S\\ess how much time he ;iven to it. The 'Commu stands greatly in his debt. Mason ,. W. LE Globe-GasetH An A. W. "LEE NEWSPAM* Issue Every Week Day by the Mason city Globe-Gatettt Campti 131-123 East State Street Telephone 3 Tuesday January 18, 19«| LEE P. LOOM1S . . . . Pi W. EABL HALL . Managing Edit. ENOCH A. NOBEM - - Cilr EdiUd LLOYD L. GEEE - Advertising MgrJ Entered as second-class matter Apl, 17. 1930, at the postofflce nt Mason Cli Iowa.' under the act of March 3, 1879J MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS-- T| Associated Press U exclusively entitl| to the use for lepublicatlon cf all dispatches credited to It or not otht credited in this paper and also the ; news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year. : Mason City and Clear Lake by week, : Otttsld* 100 Mile Zoat--Per year. * 6 months $5.50r 3 months $3; 1 month · Ootsld« Mason City and Clear Lake i Within 1M Miles of Majon City i Outildc of the Carrier DliUIeU Muen.CUy and Clear Lake; Per year by carrier $101 Per week by carrier $ Per year by mail .,, ( ....i.*a.4*.·»..$* By mall 6 months $ : By mail 3 months ,..............,.$! By mall 1 month ,.,..$ s c o R C H Y S M I T H AH. SNAP OUTOF rr. MXJTENWT/ r KNOW HOWKXJ rm.'I WAS ONCT THE RECIPIENTOPAKEART DISEASE UKE YOURS... AND WE WAS TORE APART BYCOfCUMSTANCK.' IWMSOLCWI \ /" WrWT OXHDVE9MUNMY \( HAPPENED? LESS OFF THE EftSE \ OFA POST-CARD.'! 1 JUST WANTED TO Cie.y ' r WAS PBAFTEDA M U G G S I SAV1 yiDU WA.f-K.INa HOME FROM SCHOOL. iWITrt THAT NEW GIRL IN CLASS!! NOT GOING TO FALL AN.' 30 STGAOy SMITH HER, MlKSfiS? bat units v/hich perform all the duties that fighting marines are required to do. Reminder of War ENGLAND'S ministry of home *-* security in its review of 1943 reports that 2,347 civilians were killed and 3,421 seriously injured by enemy air raids in the first 11 months of last year. This is but a slight reduction from Britain's air raid casualties of 3,112 killed and 3,948 wounded in 1942. Sneak raids still account for almost daily casualties in England's coastal to\vns and the midlands. Here in America, air raid protection has been virtually disbanded, hut England has not relaxed its vigilance. Night and day the British civil defense services continue in full operation, with fire guards, air raid spotters, radar screening, and auxiliary services working full time. Luftwaffe raids on Britain are now small-scale, hit-and-run attacks, but even these nazi nuisance bombings have taken a serious toll of life. If nothing more, they have kept England on the qui vive and have never let the nearness of the war escape the public mind. never be accepted by him and for whom he can do nothing. First comes the fat boy who is slightly late in development. This patient 9 times out of 10 is la- belled with the order, known as endocrine dis- Frolich's syn- fear his vote getting ability. A Form of Selfishness REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEABS AGO ' Wanted--An apprentice at the library. Qualifications necessary: High school education, s o m e knowledge ol books and an earnest purpose to take up library work. Applications may be made at the library until Feb. 1. Anna H. Chapin, librarian. An improvement is under way at the lumberyards o£ the North Iowa Lumber company. They expect, as soon as the weather opens up, to erect a covering for their entire yard. The side walls will be of brick. THIRTY YEARS AGO Seven 'teachers of the Garfield school delightfully surprised Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cram Thursday evening at their home, 617 Bradley street. The occasion was the llth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Cram. Those present were the Misses Agnes Helbig, Fiedella Biegl, Myrtle Maloney, Jeanette Aikin, Gertrude Hiefe, Evelyn Troutner and Ethelyn Schnieder. Hours of opening and closing /I CXri'T SA« L NOtfJ,., IT ALL \ZSL~ _ RIaHT X'UU LET VOU KKOW SOOr4AsS L 3ET ,/| 3RA£ES IM THE ARITHMETIC PROBl-ErAS' WORKED OUT' r HAM: THIS COAT is THE CUNCHER.THE SNAGGED PIECE MATCHES EXACTLY. WEVE GOT WE RlSHT NOTA LOT. V«E KNOW weS/YESSlB. DONE TIME IN PRISON.HE I PRETTY SURE WON'T TALK. BUT HE. WIU.V HE W1U.- BEFORE HE'STHBOUSH. r^T -TUB NEXT TIME YOU HEAR HZOM US. r BUDDY; NOW WHAT DOES SHE MEAN BY THAT 1 ; W Thonks, Herr Hitler! TJITLER has saved us the neces- ^* sity of trying Count Galeazzo Ciano. DNB reports insist that Mussolini's swashbuckling son-in- law was shot by a firing squad at Verona, along with 4 other members of the old fascist grand council--Marshal EmDio De Bono, Giovanni Marinelli, Carlo Faraschi and Luciano Gottardi. These 5 had bumped Benito off his balcony last July. When the fascist knighthood was in flower, Ciano was the toast of Borne. For all his neat uniforms and glittering decorations, he was a greasy little grafter, who made the most of his marriage to Kdda Mussolini. He was fascism's crooked foreign minister. The ruthless way Hitler firing squads have rubbed out fascist "traitors" like Count Ciano will give rise to new Russian demands drome, whereas he is just a fat boy, whatever that is. If left alone he will develop normally and cease to be fat after puberty. Second is the child who does not do well in school. There is a feeling among would-be progressive educators that such a situation demands a survey by an endocrinologist. There is only one endocrine abnormality which leads to mental retardation and that is cretinism, or congenital absence of the thyroid gland. This will respond to thyroid feeding, but to be successful it has to be done during the first few weeks or months of life. And obviously the diagnosis can not be made at this period on the basis of mental retardation because the baby hasn't enough, mental life to evaluate clinically. And if the parents and doctor wait until the full-blown picture of cretaism develops--the frog baby, with heavy countenance, protruding lips, thick skin, lack of growth, pot belly, insecure posture, delayed dentation and sluggish reactions--it is too late for thyroid; the damage is done. The condition should be spotted by the obstetrician or pediatrician during the first weeks of life. One hint for diagnosis is a persistent navel hernia. Third, loss of hair, whether it be plain baldness or the spotty loss of hair known as alopecia acreata. The ductless glands have some- D u b u q u e Telegraph-Herald: The danger in going down to work with the flu is that you're liable to get others down. Santa Not Handicapped Clear Lake Mirror: We saw no evidence that Santa Claus was delayed or hindered in any way by the gasoline shortage. Hemp a Real Money-Maker Cresco Times: Hemp, the new crop, promoted for the first time in Iowa last year, turned out to be a big money maker. Unnecessary Travel Cherokee Times: ODT estimates that one-fifth of rail travel and one-third of bus travel the past year was unnecessary. But Not in a Night Club Manly Signal: You will be able to help defeat Hitler anrl Hirohito on a night shift but not iri a night club. New Year's Resolutions Austin Herald: Resolutions for the New Year will prove of little avail unless they are observed. thing to do with certain kinds of hair, but those are cases where the hair never appears, or .appears too soon or there is too much hair in the wrong place. They have nothing to do with loss of hair. A bald man will get just as much good from ductless gland treatments as he will from a barber rubbing snake oil in his scalp-which in both instances is no good at all. Questions and Answers L. Y.: Can varicose veins be removed successfully? Is it a serious operation? Answer: It is usually not necessary to submit to operation. The modern injection treatment is suc- ior the British to try Rudolf Hess. I cessful in 9 out of 10 cases. Editorial of Day NOT FAIR POLITICS J. M. Beck in Centerville lowegian: Whatever one's opinion of Wendell Willkie as a republican and a presidential candidate may be, he is entitled to fair treatment. That he has not had in the book, "One Man-Wendell Willkie." Writing in the Boston Herald Bill Cunningham says that seldom have more errors of fact ever been packed into a like number of words. ' The book tells of a dinner in New York attended by Glen Frank in which certain men of wealth were seeking for a candidate. The dinner, says Cunningham, was never held. It tells of loans made by'Lament to the Cowles newspaper interests which were never made. The writer finds flaring misrepresentations all through the book. He points out their. absurdity measured by the facts. It is a disgrace to American politics and the writing profession when a book of the character of this one is foisted on the public. the public library have been lettered m gold on the front doors, presenting a much neater appearance than the method formerly employed 'of the printed signs fastened to the glass. TWENTY YEARS AGO Dr. Gerald Cady, veterinary surgeon and city dairy inspector, left Tuesday afternoon for Des Moines where he will attend the state convention of the veterinarians' association. Later he will go to Ames lor the short course, to attend a series of clinics staged there. Iowa City--The university campus is full of wild rumors relative to the possible retention of Howard H. Jones as Hawkeye coach. The only facts given out are that Trinity college has offered the Hawkeye mentor a 5- year contract on a part time basis and that the board in control of athletics has unwillingly offered to release him. TEN YEARS AGO Mrs. Fred Blake of Chicago is visiting at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Barlow, 158 Crescent drive. Jay E. Decker was elected president of the Mutual Building and Loan association at the annual meeting o£ the organization held at the offices, 9 West State street, Monday night. Mr. Decker succeeds F. J. Hanlon who has acted as president the past three COME OW, 003 GIRL/ WE'VE GOTTA GET 'TO C4MEU3T WITH THAT MONEY 50 LAW GODIVA WON'T HAVE RARAOE/ SOMETHIW OUGtfTA BE DOWE/ I WISH OAKY WAS HEf?E/ LADY GODWA 15 UPSTAIRS GETT1N' READY FOR TH' PARADE/ SHE SAID SHE WOULDNT WEAR ANYTHING THAT'S TAXBJ/ AND EVERYTHING 15 TAXED" HERE IM.CAMELOT/ AND WHATS" WOSSE/THE f SWJEir.'THlS P-AV OF MINE is PURE THATS AU..6AN6.' NO MORE · - · ' - REHEARSING TONIGHT? BREAKirUP.' UNE SCENES ABE OFT TOO.' THE WAV THEY ACT tass-i \HS ' ISA OOME HANDY NOW THEN WANTA HEAR THE ,, MUSIC? B R I C K " FIRST ONE .THEN TEN, SOON A HUNDRED , AND NOW THOUSANDS OF EYPTIAN TENTS CAUGHT FIRE/ AS PANIC SWEPT THE CAMP ' AS THE FODOER DUMPS OF THE CAVALRY PARK BLOOMED INTO FIERY i FLOWERS, A HOWLING TERROR SEIZED THE TEH TttOUSAHb HORSES *-wiAfvr=ofci\ -niene r* years and asked to be retired from the responsibilities of that office the coming year. Clover Couplets By Roy Murray ; of Buffajo Center *\ WHEN RIGHT MAKES MIGHT "Tte right mates might," Abe Lincoln And 1. Itkc most, agree But, being right will not mlone Assure oar victory. Bat. being rl;ht, TTC sbill have Tntpht, The truth shill make us sir out. Anil only woe await* the too Who battle; for the ivronf. Aye, "right is might" *s Lincoln »i(d» But Kill rot much avail Unless we fight with ill oar might To sec K »fc*U vrevatl* BUT W£'fc BACKED THEM HOOKS, MAff CHILE, Keep LO*/'AN' GRAB TH* r/uet? -- KEEP 'EK MOHH 1 IH COKLES! NE'KE TRAPPED, POT AH AIMS FIGHTlH'l TADIS

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