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E D I T O R I A L A Bit Early for That Hearse Call A POLL taken by-the Associated Press among members of the republican national committee recently convened in Chicago revealed 21 avowed supporters for Wendell Willkie, 21 for Thomas Dewey, 5 for John Bricker, 4 for Harold Stassen, 2 for Robert Taft,' 2 for Dwight Green, 2 for Earl Warren, 1 for Douglas MacArthur. This straw vote prompted the .Chicago Tribune to observe that "the Willkie bandwagon looks more and more like a hearse every day." But, of course, there was a bug under the chip in the Tribune editorial. There always is. The ,Trib wouldn't have been able to . make its point by telling the whole · truth. So it just didn't. " "Willkie," said its editorial, "had exactly 21 supporters in a committee numbering 106." And the truth is that only 58 committeemen expressed a definite preference in the poll. Of these, Willkie was favored by more than a third, as was also Governor Thomas E. Dewey. Many a republican who isn't yet ready to say that Willkie is the only, available'mail for the presidential nomination was surprised by the Willkie strength in · this poll. There has been an assumption that he couldn't muster a corporal's guard of support from the ' ranks of organization republicans, that whatever hope he had lay in rank and file support? The revelation that be has a list of avowed backers on the national committee equal to that of the New .York governor is nothing .short of amazing to those who view the scene with an open mind. '. Even though Bertie McConnick 'has pronounced Willkie dead and · ordered the hearse, it may develop , that .the presumption is as exag- erated as the first report o£ Mark Twain's demise--the one he denied in person. *THE rlOWING BOWL Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin EDITOR'S NOTE--R«»*eri aniline ifcrmtvlres «f tfclt »«rvlw f*r 4KMtI«ns of ftet--not counsel--sb»l slfo their fall name »nd nAircit an* iaelM« a cenl« for return »»U|e. A«*rt» Gloki-GiicUe laOrnuUia B i r e a v , Freierie J.'llatkia, Director, ton, D. C. x Look Out Below Two German soldiers are said to have been court martialled and executed for sending a postcard to Hitler from the Dnieper bend with this message: "Dear Fuehrer: Having a wonderful time; wish you were here." .* * Some teen-age girls are said to be shunning lessons in kitchen techniques on the theory that we'll be eating our food in capsule form in a few years anyway. A Free Press Dies THE smell of the nazi is unavoid- *· able in the recent presidential decree issued by the head of the Argentine "government of colo- " nels," placing government control over the press and foreign correspondents., Argentina, the home of some of the finest newspapers published anywhere in this world--notably La Prensa in Buenos Aires--has ceased to have a" free press. That someday the freedom of the press will be -restored in an article of faith and belief held by all who know the general democratic and liberal beliefs of the Argentine people--as distinguished from, the fascist rulers. - But for the present Argentina is in the pistol-backed control of J a non-representative group whose authoritarian notions have been steadily edging toward fascism from the date they created their revolution. Government dictation to the press is tantamount to open admission that the Argentine government has become a totalitarian regime which dares not face criticism. - ' If a * , * vote were # taken Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Federal Voting Flan Favored Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette: Congress itself should set up the machinery and make it function to provide a uniform system of balloting among the 10 million men in service, many of whom are of legal age and who have the right to vote. But we warn that, under whatever form or system the vote is made possible, any tampering with it or influence imposed upon the men themselves from any source will result in such a . the member with ' which our senate could most easily dispense, Gerald Nye would rank near the top. * * * It's probably a sign of age but it would, be all right with us if less newspaper was devoted to pin-up girl pictures. * * * It isn't likely that those who hate Russia as an -ally in this war would hate her less if she were our enemy. Our Job Is Cut Out A S the 4th war loan drive gets under way Iowa is confronted with a quota of 177 millions of which it is hoped individuals will purchase 103 millions.- The quota for Cerro Gordo county is slightly less than that of the 3rd war loan campaign last September but the quota for individuals is higher. Of the county's $2,497,000 quota, individuals are expected to buy $1,101,500 worth of E bonds, 45 per cent of the total. This is a large order but it can ·be done. In the year just past, incomes of many rose to'new highs as reflected in increased bank deposits, volume of trade and many other avenues. We know the purchasing power is here. There can be only one answer to the appeal for funds to finance the nation's war effort. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. DISEASES FROM WAR IT TAKES no great demand on the imagination for the civilian to realize -what stress and strain the mind and the emotions of the soldier or sailor have to endure under modern conditions of warfare. Indeed my observation 'is that the civilian population thinks about it more than anything else. "How do they stand it?" "How, do they endute_the strain?" Those are the remarks we hear about us all' the time. It is no great wonder to us, then, to learn that a large number do break. We still have 67,000 mental and personality casualties of \Vorld ( war I in our veterans' hospitals and 10,000 men a month are being currently discharged from the army . for psychiatric reasons, according to the magazine, "Fortune." A letter from a friend of mine, a medical officer in Africa, makes special mention of the large number of nervous breakdowns and mental wrecks he had in the hospital. He added they were a pitiful sight There are 2 features of this situation that should be remembered by the public. The first is that these people are really sick, even if .they have no wounds or organic' disease. It is common practice even among some medical men to say "Oh, there's nothing the matter with him!" What they mean is that there is nothing organic- the matter. But that doesn't mean that the trouble is not real, or that these men are shocking scandal that this nation will never recover from its 'effects. Entering a New Phase of War Decorah Journal: The munitipns and defense plants at Minneapolis, Des Moines, Burlington and elsewhere are reported to be laying off some workers. As victory in the World war comes closer, not only will employment decline -end wages start downward, but there will b a time when prices for farm products will decline -though probably not immediately as the war ends. This will be a problem for Winneshiek county as well as for defense centers and large cities. Whistling: Delusions Wisconsin State Journal: G. O. P. Chairman Spangler : emerged from the national committee meeting Monday to announce that any republican could beat Roosevelt and 'the new deal in 1944. This newspaper's Director of Archives wrinkles a puzzled brow. Shall the Spangler statement be filed under the department of "Whlstlin' in the Dark," or shall it go into our rapidly-expanding drawer labeled "Delusions of Grandeur?" Certainly, it's one or the other. New Courthouse Is Needed Aplington News: The present Are bombs the most expensive missiles used in warfare? The torpedo is war's most expensive missile.' How lone a tunnel does a mole usually die? It digs a burrow that in many cases contains over 100 feet of tunnels. ~" .How lane do railroad ties last? Treated with creosote, ties last an average of 30 years. ·How are submarines heated In Winter? ' . · By steam heat or ^electric heaters. What country has the most laws? The United States. . Are animals that have been bred in captivity more or less dangerous than those captured in the wild state? Naturalists believe that the most .(dangerous.animals of all are those born in captivity. How many inventions have been submitted to the government since the beclnninc of the war? 165,000 ideas and inventions. Ja there any state in which the temperature never tots down to freezinc? ' No. How lonr have crosses been used to mark Christian craves? Among the very earliest Christian graves which have been discovered. · v · · . ,' At what localities in this conn- try does the compass point to true north? . At all points along the O-6 declination, which runs northwest across the country f r o m ' S o u t h Carolina to Michigan. W h e r e was Patrick H e n r y buried? ' In the garden near his last residence in Charlotte county, Va. Who was the first to propose a plan for world peace? The earliest modern.movement ^OBSERVING Friendly Natives have been impressed .by the almost universal commendation of the natives of New Guinea and the Solomons by our fighting forces. Everywhere they have been friendly and helpful, it would sc'etn. Often these natives act as guides and porters, showing our men the way through the jungles and helping them with the difficulties of transportation in such a trackless country. They rescue our wounded and take good'care of downed flyers, aiding them back to their own people. They, serve as an auxiliary to the medical corps. - · · · ' ' And they don't like Japs any more than we do. Many, a black fellow, it appears; has done civilization 'a good turn by knocking off his share of the "faceless monkeys," as the Chinese call the Japs, besides his apparently regular daily good turn for the Yanks as an auxiliary. All o£ which recalls numerous books that I read, not so many years ago, by literary explorers who told of desperate adventures among the headhunters and-cannibals of the Solomons and New Guinea. Until this war began anc our troops became hail-fellows- well-met with these dark-skinned brothers, I had the general notion that it was as much as a white mans*, life Iwas worth to venture inland from the coast of New Guinea; and that a stranger cast up nn the Solomon islands would be serving as the piece de resis- ance of a savage banquet. . It now appears that this impres- iion was all wrong. The New Guinea blacks and Solomon islanders cither have changed an awful ot, or else our explorer friends were drawing the long bow, mak- ng horrendous tales out of adven- :ures among the aborigines which were about as risky as paying a visit to Iowa's Indian reservation at Tahia. --V-Steel Penny Poise* am shedding no tears over the fact that the minting of those new pennies that look like dimes is at an end. My one regret is that the 700,000,000 on hand can't all be dropped down some convenient manhole. The steel models were objects of great curiosity for a time, but their value beyond that was lost in the embarrassment of both payer and payee mistaking them for dimes, thus making or losing 9 cents on every other transaction, and the distressing manner in which they soon lost theii sheen to a disgusting dirty surface. Somehow, that shabby little penny seems ,to remind people 01 the deprivations of war, the somewhat down-at-heel existence we all think we suffer but actually haven't. Anyway, it will be cheery to have the old red cen back. It looks like reconversion and that word has a nice sound But here la a note tor those who mutter of their own '.little salvage tasks on the home front: The return of the good old fash- oned penny is going to be made possible by small caliber cartridge cases salvaged .at army rifle ranges and from arsenal and salvage depots. --V-10 Safety Questions submit that a correct answer to these 10 questions from the National Association of Power Engineers will help to improve the nation's safety record: 1. Are all ladders and stairways safe? 2. Are all passageways clear of obstructions and well lighted? 3. Are hazardous moving parts of machines guarded? 4. Are all valves accessible and operative? 5. Are all operators trained the proper method of opening and closing high-pressure valves? 6r Is refrigerating equipment regularly checked for gas leaks? (Especially those using Freon and ammonia.) 7. Are gas lines painted so thai they may be instantly recognized? 8. Are danger placards used at hazardous points? 9. Is high · voltage electrica' equipment placarded? 10. Do you check the fire extinguishers, fire escapes, fire alarms, hose, nozzles, sand buckets, etc., regularly? The Day's Bouquet To THE 20 IOWA COUNTJ VHICH HAVE NOT AS YT, REACHED THEIR WAR CHEl JUOTA. The call was for a sh| of decent appreciation for the sA ·ifices of our fighting men. \V| bonds are an investment. Tn call was for geherocity. And thcj counties--none of them in section, I'm glad to say--v found wanting. My bouquet, I should explain, is of poison ivyJ Mason City Globe-Goxet An A. W. LEE NEWSFAFEB Issue Every Week Day by the Ma»«n City Globe.Gaxfltte Compan* 121-12} East State Street. Telephone 3 Wednesday January 19, 1914] LEE f. LOOMIS . . . . Publiiher] W. EA«I, HALL - Maaatt"! EiiU: ENOCH A. NOREM - - City E*K«: LLOYD L. GEEK - Advtrlilint Mi: Entered as second-class matter Ap 17, 1930. at the postolfico at Mason CiL Iowa, under the act at March 3, 1839. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- T Associated Press is exclusively cntitl to the use for rcpubllcratian of all ne dispatches credited to it or 'not otherw credited in this paper and also the lo news published herein, SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City an'd Clear Lake by year, t| Mason City and Clear Lake by \veelv Outside 1M Mile Zone--Per yi-?', 6 months §5.50; 3 months S3; 1 inpnth fj OulsHe SUson City nd Cie»r,li*e l Within 1W Miles of Masor Cilr a OirUIle of the Carrier Districts i Mafton CUy ind Clear Lake: Per year by carrier : S10 Per week by carrier c. ..$ Per year by mall ;,...$'' By mail 6 months ...S ] By mail 3 months. ( | By mall 1 month appears to be the efforts of George of Podiebrad, king of Bohemia, 1462. Is the ' barometer affected by variations in temperature? Yes. In the Revolutionary war did New York regiments require that their officers wear swords when they went to church? All officers in New York, Schenectady and Albany were required to wear their swords at d i v i n e services. Does a polo horse run as fast as a race horse? Almost as fast. What are Satnships? This is the name given to Liberty ships lend-leased to Great Britain. Are there any active cold mines in the United States? Only a few o£ the larger gold mines are working at this time. courthouse out-moded, building except is entirely maybe for Chicago as an Omen S OME will read good omen from the fact that the next republican convention is to be held in Chicago. Out of 11 republican presidential candidates nominated in Chicago since the birth of the party 90 years ago, 7 have been sent to the white house. Successful republican .candidates chosen at Chicago include Lincoln, Grant, Garfield, Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft and Harding. Unsuccessful republican candidates named in Chicago have been Blaine, Hughes, Taft ( s e c o n d term) and Hoover (second term). D e m o c r a t s would probably throw cold water on republican optimism along this line by recalling that Franklin D. Roosevelt signed'his first 4-year lease on the white house, in Chicago 12 years ago. fit for duty, because they are not. The 2nd point is that the neuroses of war are the same as the neuroses of peace. War simply supplies the strain and stress that finds the breaking point. If in civilian life some such stress came along the individual would crack just the same. Objections to the n a m e "shell shock" for these conditions have making a first class chicken coop, and has served the county long enough in its present capacity. . . Yes, a new Butler county courthouse should be a Number One project after the war. The Little Nations Oelwein Register: There is a strong tendency nowadays to look up to the great powers and disregard the small ones. It is a very unfortunate attitude because it tends to judge countries by counting heads or square miles, instead of the qualities of the people who inhabit them. Don't Pretend io Help Estherville News: Buying government war bonds doesn't help much unless the purchaser continues to hold them. To buy bonds is only a pretense and a sham unless one means to do without his money and let Uncle Sam have the use of it. The Passint of a, Golf Course been voiced, name comes but until a better along, that World MacArthur Popularity TO US ONE of the most interest' · ing' phenomena of political scene is the current trength shown by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in all of the presidential nominee tests. Despite the fact that nominating him would involve taking him away from the active command in one of the most important theaters of the war, and despite the fact that military leaders have proved inept in the political arena, there is a support for MacArthur that can't be laughed away. It doesn't make sense--but it's just as real u if it did. war I diagnosis will do quite well. It is true many of them have never been near a bursting shell, but that was true in World war I also. The soldiers call them "8 balls" because Section VIII army regulations provide for discharge for such cases. Or they are "oar- rack wacky," or "bomb happy." Air men. have "Zerotis." The coast guard has "convoy jitters." The symptoms show that "jitters" is a good word for them. They have tremblings. They are unable to concentrate. They are so alert to noises and movements that they seem to keep a constant vigil. Then there comes on a personality change. They are depressed, intolerant of argument, morose, and they assume a feeling of guilt for what is going on. Of course the draft boards try to screen out these men before they are Inducted, and many of them can be made useful for other than combat duty. Treatment for rehabilitation Is carried out by the medical corps, using rest, extra feeding, occupational therapy, discussions w i t h the psychiatrist and alUforms uf psychotherapy. The idea is n o t so much to return these men to duty, but to prepare them for usefulness on their discharge to civil life. Lake Mills Graphic: Forest City has lost its golf course. A lack of support made it unprofitable for the land owner to continue with the project. Improvements which had taken years to build have been plowed under. · Entitled to the Vote Charles City Press: Throwing all technicalities aside, we know of no one more entitled to vote than the boys at the front. Plenty of Hats Evident- Hannibal Courier-Post: Rationing of hats was once predicted, but there seem to be plenty to toss into the 1944 political ring. Stars Favor Dcwcy REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO The state legislature has adjourned and Senator Gale and Representative Stanb'ery have returned to the city for a week's vacation. In the meantime -repairs will be completed in the representative chamber so that the house may convene there. Charles H. Gelo leaves tonigh for Chicago in the interests of the Horse Review. He will be accompanied by Al Spohr. THIRTY YEARS AGO Washington--The president ha nominated Col. William C. Gor gas to be surgeon general of th army with the rank of brigadie general. The Octagon club will meet with Mrs. Roy Harmon on Tuesday afternoon. Kemble's carnations 35c dozen all day Tuesday if you will call for them. ' F. C. Eslick of Mason City, general agent for the Chicago Great Western, was on the program for the meeting'of the- western division of the -CGW agents' association at Fort Dodge Saturday. TWENTY -YEARS AGO The county board of education, composed of William McArthur, Austin says the Herald: An stars favor astrologer Dewey in 1944. Of course there will be a- number of favorite suns. Paradise Lost Moville Record: This would be a hired man's paradise if there were one to hire.- Our Mail Bag "WHO ARE THEY?" MASON CITY--It was with a good deal of interest that I noticed the names of the committee for the preservation of good city government. It was also with a good deal of interest that I noticed the names of the committee for representative government have not made themselves known. Who are they? Sincerely yours, E. M. Anderson, 321 N. Georgia. C. W. Files, R. E. Newcomb, Arthur Pickford, Mrs. Sarah Hegg and Mrs. Alfred Ingebretsen, is to meet at the office of the county superintendent at the courthouse ori Friday and Saturday for the purpose of hearing representatives of a number of publishing houses on. the merits of text books these have to sell. Luther Ostrem of the Alemite Service station, proved himself a hero of considerable bravery Wednesday when he stopped a 'horse, owned by the American Railway Express company, which reverted to old fashioned tactics enough to run away. TEN YEARS AGO - The American Legion auxiliary vill observe legislation month ivith its program Thursday evening at the Y. W. C. A. Mrs. Roger -Kirk will sing and there will be musical numbers by Henry Raun and Roland Moorehouse. Several sleds were being held it the police station Wednesday following confiscation from young joy riders who persisted in sliding in the streets. Children must keep their sleds off the streets, according to Chief Fatten, or the sleds will be confiscated. THIS K IT. CHUMS/ MBK MY WORDS, V£'U- BE urn-INT THE OOUPS ·HSTIME TOMORROW LITTLE LETAMAN READCT HM/AND ME WITH A DATE TONIGHT; JUST -SA.WJ "WHO POO IT," THE M/k(3IClAW/DOvaM · A.T 'THE PALACE!...eov!! HE'S IN ONE TRICK, HE PDLt_S A, RABBITS OUT OF AM EMPTY POO [..THAT'S Ol- 1 STUFF!! '.IF HE WAS SO eOOD, vAJHV DIDN'T HE PULL OMT A HrM-F-DOZEN °' re '= '"- ~" Y1 THAT'S JUST WHAT i MEAN: If 'WE GOT HER HOPES UP, ONLY TO DISAPPOINT HER H'M.'YOOBE RISK* WE MUSTN'T YOU OONT THINK..GOSH, BETH, IT'S. GOT TO ss THERE: rr'O BE AV\JFLH-,\F 7 IT WASKT: ·*--· 6ETTS AND TEU. HER VIE ASAIM TO FIND THE HAVE THE MISSWS ONCE MORC,-WEU-,IT WOULD ARE WE GOING' BE DCWNRlGKT CRUEL*. SOSH/I HATE TO LEAVE HER-BUTTHIS MONEY'S GOTTA GET THTOOGH/ LAPY600IW WlU. RlDc 706AV . CAMEIOT. 1 5 M1UE5 » IM AFRAID I- CAWT- MAKE IT/.J TH' MONEYS ·TOO-HEAVY/ NELLIE WEEE HEARING CAMELQT EMTHFUL SIVir-D GXIAPSEP... FIRST LEMME LOOKfinCR -- AND SERVICE HECK.'THE SCHOOL PLAY WILL RjOR IF I DONT FIND A SOY TD PUT A-8ANG IN FURLOUGH-'-LETS SEE AT WHAT TCMPE ATUPETHATUP HIYA, LAMB CHOP. B R I C K "THE INVADERS' FIRE-CRATED HORSES RACEB MfcDLY THROUGH THE |" MEANWHILE, THE TOWNSFOLK OF BESIEGED 'SAMAR FLED TO THE BURNING CAMP, CREATING UTTER CHAOS.' CtTV WALLS TO GAZE AT THE APPALLING DRAMA. · FIERY DOOM DESTROYING TrtElR ENEMY/" Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center WIIAT'LL WE DO You lell us "keep your chin up" I And, so, of course, we do; {But then you criticize us I Since we raise our noses, too. SBlKKie's BOAT ciffoes ewcw 'AS MACHINE GUH £HOT KATTL£ TOWARD HEK

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