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January 27, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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E D I T O R I A L S - Let's Not Fall for This Fascist Scheme A RGENTINA'S military fascists, alter months of active alliance with the axis cause, have now decided to break relations with Germany and Japan. If we're sufficiently soft of heart and head, we'll accept their action at full value; if we're realistic, we'll say: "You're too Jate-, much too late." The fundamental fact about Argentina's government is that it is just as fascist in its own way as the government of Hitler or Hirohito. It holds power by virtue of the ssvord. It represents nobody but the military clique and the landed aristocracy. 'Up to this time Argentina's full weight has been on the side of the axis in this war. Dozens . of allied ships and hundreds of allied sailors have been lost because Hitler's agents were free to funnel out shipping information from Buenos Aires. The. same birds who are now renouncing their alliance with the axis gave full co-operation to the axis when it was a matter of free choice. Their change of attitude obviously has been based on nothing more than expediency They know now, that the axis can't win. Our only hope for satisfactory relations with Argentina in the future lies in a new deal down there. Those who have used the stiletto on us in the past will do BO in the future. That's a reasonable assumption. ' Acceptance of the Ramirez government's "hand of friendship" at this time could mean only one tiling: Delaying the advent of a true democratic regime for Argentina. Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOK'S NOTE -- Reideri »valhr themselves of (hi* ser%-lce for questions »f fact--aot couusel--should »ljn their full name and address and fades* S cents (or return po*U*e. Ad4r**» Globe-GiieLte Information B u r C fc tti Frederic J. iUikia. Director. Wai blot- ton, U. C. Look Out Below Spain Revealed Again P R MONTHS the people of England have waited for the first shipments of fruit from Spain. Britons, who seldom can find any fruit in market, have paid as high as 560 apiece for an orange or a lemon, at a war bond auction. That's why the sailing of'the first fruit.ships from Spain was patiently waited in Great Britain. Into London's dock, area came the first 2 ships from Valencia. Their arrival was front page news to vitamin-starved England. No isooner had the unloading started than an explosion ripped the hold ·of one ship. Small bombs had been concealed ·in the Spanish oranges by Hitler saboteurs--presents from fascist Spain to the children of England. The food ministry p r o m p t l y stopped the distribution of this fruit and put a third ship under surveillance. Again we see evidence that anything which comes out of fascist Spain is subject to nazi plotting. The sooner we recognize this and act accordingly the better it will be, ; Hitler's agents are using Spain for sabotage, just as nazi submarines used Spanish ports for refueling. The booby bombs in Valencia oranges will be remembered when Franco asks favors again. Now the Chicago Tribune has crossed Henry J. Kaiser off its list of republican presidential possibilities. One by one it's been Willkie, Bricker, Stassen, Desvey and Kaiser. Only MacArthur remains-and nobody's dead sure he's a republican, 31 * * .Iowa's skunk population is said to have declined in 1943. T h i s statistical fact reminds the man at the next desk of like phenomenon in Europe, with 'specific reference to Mussolini, s * s Too many of us are willing to believe the worst rather than the best of our public servants, no matter what unbalanced blatherskite tells it. * * * - . Systematic starvation seems to be the most effective weapon thus far worked out by Germany against Poland and other occupied lands. * * * . Every Jap ship sent to the bottom is a deep gash in one of Nippon's arteries. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges An Extra Day for Worry Ames Mileposl: You'll have an extra day to worry about this coming year of 1944--for it is leap ' What is the average number of meteorites that fall upon the earth every" year? About 11,000. Does the bamboo produce (lowers? Flowers and seeds are produced S each year by some varieties, year, Others bloom only once in 50 or crop, 100 years. Does metal deteriorate more rapidly in Japan than elsewhere? Steel perishes in Tokyo with fearful rapidity owing to the extraordinary humidity and salt-sea atmosphere. Bow wide is Berlin's famous street Unter den Linden? 197 feet. Where does the New Year begin? Immediately west of the International Date Line. How many cells are there in the human brain? From 10 to 15. What countries at present neutral were also neutral in the first World war? Argentina, Afghanistan, Switzerland, Sweden and Spain. What is the military name for the organization of doss being used in the war? The K-9 command. How many communities are included in the Boston metropolitan area? Eighty cities and towns. How many Japanese planes were shot down at Fearl Harbor? Twenty-eight. What is the smallest snake? The worm snake, about 4 inches How deep is the subway in Chi- ^OBSERVING Moisture Deficiency expect this winter's shortage of m o i s t u r e -- it amounts a l m o s t to a drought--to throw some interesting light on the question of hAw important to the subsequent a covering of Opinion is di- growing season snow really is. vided, I find. My own slant is that what happens after May 1 is o£ infinitely greater importance to the year's crop than the snow of winter. In this connection I recall that last when every we had a bumper month up to June registered a marked precipitation deficiency. Ordinarily precipitation in Hie form of snow runs off at leasi 90 per cent. The top soil is frozen and therefore impervious to the melted moisture. How much value the "blanketing" qualities of snow'possesses is a debatable question. As this is written this section of Iowa has experienced 4 consecutive months o£ deficient precipitation. The ground is entirely bare of snow. Maybe I should be worried--but I'm not. Denmark", H o l l a n d , England, France, Sweden, Norway and other European areas. From a low ,of 210,464 bikes ,urned out in 1921, the. annual production in the United States ·lad grown to more than a million in 1940. Since that time, of course, production has been restricted by the war production board. Appearance of this growing number of bicycles on the streets and highways has led many cities to enact ordinances and take other steps.to regulate their use and cut down on accidents. A recent survey reveals 147 persons killed in bicycle mishaps in 292 cities. Of these, 52 per cenl were 14 years of age or younger. These figures suggest t h a there is a real safety problem in this field, --V-Information, Please! 1. The one true statement here is Thomas Edison invented the telephone. John Paul Jones was an admiral in the Russian navy Grover Cleveland was a sena tor from New York. Andrew Car negie endowed the University o Chicago. 2. Dwight Morrow was once am bassador to Great Britain, Russia Brazil, Mexico. Growing Use of Bikes" ~~ see in production figures on bicycles for the past 5 years a real possibility that this country may yet turn to the bike for "short haul" transportation in a manner similar to 3. Washington took command o the American army on July J 1775. in Valley Forge, Mt. Vcrnoi Cambridge, Mass., New York. ANSWERS^l, John Paul Jone was an admiral in the Russia navy.' 2, Mexico. 3, Cambridge Mass. oper Milk Bottles am quite sure that if I had been a member of the Illinois supreme court, I jiould have been on the side/of ie minority in a recent decision o the effect that the sale of milk n · paper containers violates the Chicago ordinance. The ruling was ased on the premise that such ontainers do not fall within the efinition of "milk bottle." Two dissenting justices held out or this modernized definition of iottle: "A hollow-mouthed ves- el of glass, wood, leather or other material." Nothing in the Chicago rdinance is counter to this in acceptance of paper bottles. Eleven milk companies now serve the Chicago area with paper containers. Two concerns have carried the matter to the federal courts and to the state supreme court, even though the Chicago board of health, through Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, recommended to the city council in 1939 that the milk ordinance be amended to permit the use of paper containers. Disposable containers have been fought by the politicians because they might eventually reduce employment. Many cities have welcomed cardboard milk containers because they reduced street traffic for bottle collection, saved broken glass and were a definite step toward progress. Chicago's politicians refuse to get in step. They are fighting progress. It would be well for them to get in step with the times The Day's Bouquet To THE U N I V E R S I T Y IOWA BASKETBALL T E A V j for a record of no defeats thus in the 1943-44 season. What ahead remains to be seen, course. But those youngsters, sq eral of them freshmen playiB their first collegiate competitor" are entitled to a lot of ere along with their coach, ''" Harrison. |an lot |r«v v T U. ,V [·Book [load Mason City Globe-Gazetl An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issue Every Week Day by tjie Mason City Globe-Gazette Compan 121-123 East Slate Street. Teleohone 3? , Thursday January 27, 1911 P. LOOM1S . . . . PublHhf W. EARL HALL - Manailnj E«Ulo' ENOCH A. NOBEM - - City Edlto LLOYD L. CEEB - Adstrtisinr Ml Entered as second-class matter Aj 17. 1830. at the postofflcc at Mason Ci lows, under the act of March 3, 18V MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -Associated Press is .exclusively enul to the use for republication of all dispatches credited to it or not othe: credited in this paper and also th« ' news - published herein. i SUBSCRIPTION RATES] Mason City and Clear Lake by yeas Mason City and Clear Lake by wee.' Outside 10U Mile Zone--Per year 6 months £5.50; 3 months S3; 1 moul Outside Mason City and Clear L»k« Wllhln 100 Miles of Mason CUT Outside at the Carrier Ubtrmfl Ulasoii City and Clear lake: \m Per year by carrier =g P*?r week by carrier ...... j Per year by mail ........... By mall 6 months By mail 3 months By mail 1 month. ............ NOTMUCHtl'MAFRMd BUTCHANCES ARETH£| WONT RUN INTO ANY-1 THINS, ONCE THEY fiElf AWAY FCOMTHEFlcU?.! year and there are 366 days in it. Some folks don't worry at all, some too much; and some hit the I ^" happy medium of just about lon |enough to" get things done. Well, ^.f.^^i^Sn^^rForty feet underground at the do only 365 days this year. Your Health By Logon Ciendening, M. D. IDEAS ON TEETH T HE v Astronomical Debt A "NATIONAL debt of $258,000,000,000 "by June 30, 1945, is now predicted. This prodigious I HE WISE old women used to warn that the youngest child had the poorest teeth. That fitted in with then- general idea that the youngest was the runt of the family, the weakest,' physically and mentally, the scrapings of the pot. Modern nutrition has made a revision in these age-old ideas. Dr. Harold Beck of Boston has made a statistical study which proves that the youngest child has just as good teeth as the others provided the mother gets a good prenatal diet with plenty of calcium. He : studied 198 5-year old children, 106 being first born and 92 fourth born. The difference in the number of decayed teeth was negligible, a difference of less than 2 decayed teeth was found between the first born and later born children. Through an adequate diet ;the mother can furnish a sufficient calcium reserve to carry the in- Post-War Plans Iowa City Press-Citizen: A cent survey by Fortune magazine on post-war buying plans reveals that what the American people want above all else are a new car and a home of , their own. Amidst all the hurly-burly of war, there apparently burns within our national breast the steadfast if somewhat conflicting desire to go places and to stay put. Faith in Warden Davis Jefferson Bee: Knowing F o s s Davis as we do--and we speak for a great many Greene county folks who overwhelmingly elected him as their sheriff for 5 consecutive times--we have confidence that the - administration of the prison entrusted to him ·has been honest, energetic and in the public welfare. Tough Time for Banks Sheffield Press: Most of us think of this as an era of prosperity with every man having a pocket full of cash and business good in all lines but these . are tough times for banks. Folks are paying off their notes with newly acquired wealth and there is little demand for new loans. Road to Inefficiency Esthervilie News: The way to break down the initiative, energy and quality of medical care in this country is to make .the doctors O Payable on death. What is the smallest frontage I of the Flatiron building in New Ou 23rd street, the frontage is but 2 feet. How many species of rhinoceros are there? There are 5. What insurance Is provided for members of the merchant_marine? They are covered by $D,000 life and injury insurance and by insurance for the loss of personal effects (S150 for seamen and $350 for officers). . What Indian tribe is the wealthiest? The Osages. RPMFMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Mayor Morris is in Des Mpines this week but Water Commissioner Fitch has returned and will try to keep the frost out of the during the mayor's absence. St. Petersburg, Russia--Reports figure calls back the days of academic discussion whether America could support a public debt of $50,000,000,000. Then the figure became $100 billion. Now the sky's the limit.' . ; One comforting fact in the situation--misery loves company--is that 258 billions for United States is no greater, in proportion x to potential assets, than 100 billions for Great Britain. But figures h a v e ceased to have any relation to reality since this war.began. Iri our headlong hurry to wind up the war, there is no time to bother .about treasury sheet bal- .ances. Few took time to read the president's recent budget message, or even study the simplest charts and graphs of the 100 billion "victory budget." Some day, and before long. we're going to be confronted with pressure to inflate or repudiate, as an "easy way" to get out from under our national debt burden. If we fall for that type of moral anesthetic, it will be just too bad for the America to come. fant through the first 10 month, or shock, period of life. Dr. Beck found that 64 per cent of the mothers of children having good teeth drank 3 or 4 glasses of milk daily during "the expectant period. Milk furnishes the calcium reserve mentioned tibove. Furthermore poor calcification of teeth results from lack of Vitamin D; children with healthy teeth were also found to have been fed cod liver oil, the most convenient and cheapest medium in which to give Vitamin D regularly during the first year.and up to the oth year of life. That these precautions . a r e necessary is shown by studies of the selective service men, impaired and missing teeth being the leading reason for rejection. And the a'ge of these applicants indicates that the defects began in early life. According to the statistical bulletin of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., defects occur in children's teeth at the rate of 1 1/3 tooth surfaces per child do a goose step as the surgeon general barks out his orders and spends the people's billions. Tribute to the WACs Lake Mills Graphic: And let it not be forgotten, the WACs are doing a great job in taking over men's jobs to relieve soldiers for action and releasing the draft pressure on men still at home. Don't Judge in Haste Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette: Let's not be hasty in judgment as rumors spring up. To lose faith in the sincerity of purpose of one or more of our allies would be disastrous. Preparing for Company Thompson-Courier: All beddinj Reducing Free.Mail S ENATOR HARRY BYRD puts his finger on a hot spot when he points out that federal free mailing privileges swell 1 the mails to the total of 2 billion pieces of mail annually. And he proposes to do something about it. He is going to ask congress to strip federal government departments of their free mailing privileges. Which might help very considerably, especially those governmental departments which make a practice of mailing out 2 and 3 copies of bulletins to the same address. But why not ask congress to strip itself of its free mailing privileges? Congress is no sweet- scented flower when it comes to abuse of the franking privilege. a year. The results art; that 95 per cent of American youths reaching the age of 15 have already experienced decay to some extent in their permanent teeth. In a group o£ employes 17 to 19 years of age there was an average of 1.9 teeth missing among the girls and 1.6 among the boys. By the time a group has reached the 25 to 29 year period the figures are twice as high, the females always having more missing teeth by a small margin. This is simply the result oE neglect, exaggerated fear of the dentist, reluctance to spend money on teeth, and ignorance. First ignorance of the serious disability that goes with imperfect dental arches. One specific example of ignorance which I have repeatedly Hjentioned is neglect of the first permanent tooth, the first lower molar. It comes in last in the row behind the baby teeth, at about the age of 6. Parents are apt to think it is another baby tooth. It is very apt to decay, and should be tended to immediately. Its loss imperils the whole arch. at the town jail has bean sent to the laundry . . . could it be that a better class o£ guests is anticipated? Winter Style Note Ne%v Hampton Tribune: Yes. we are wearing our summer underwear because Iowa January weather demands it. ^ One Job to Do Indianola Record: An excellent motto for the special session would be: "Give our soldiers a square deal, and go home." Recipe for Loneliness Waterloo Courier: Early to bed and early to rise is guaranteed lo give one that lonesome feeling these days. ol an alarming nature of the situation there continue to pour out of the far east. These include the statements that the Japanese are landing an army at Massampo, Korea, and that 3,000 Russian troops are crossing the Yalu river. THIRTY YEARS AGO Four melodiously inclined members of the Great Western railway force have organized a quartet and give a concert in the depot every afternoon. Admission free to waiting passengers. Prof. Loos . of Iowa City lecture this evening at library hall on "Civic Betterment." Mr. Loos is greatly interested in the foreign Broblem of this city and while here will investigate the conditions existing in the foreign quarters. TWENTY YEARS AGO. Miss Ethel Roberts was vice president of the Business and Professional Women's club serve the remainder of the year at the meeting of the board of directors held Monday evening at the city hall. Miss Roberts fills the office formerly held by Mar- Editorial of Day OUR VOTING MACHINES L- P. EARTH in Cresco Times: Cerro Gordo county is the latest Iowa county to aciopt the mechanized system of voting. Its board of supervisors has authorized the purchase of voting machines. While the first cost of the machines is heavy, in the long run they arc an economy, to say nothing about convenience and accuracy attained in voting. The machines liave become so perfect that use of them is as simple as marking the printed ballot They are well past the experimental stage and now are in use in about one-third of the counties in Iowa. Our neighboring county of Win- ncshiek had an unfortunate experience with the machines about 30 years age, and the prejudice created at that time has been slow to live down. guerite Williams, who has moved to Cedar Rapids. The last Harding memorial stamp, of Mason City's supply, was sold Wednesday at the local post- office. For days, letters from distant towns have come to the office in which requests were made for memorial stamps. The total number sold at the local office was 550,000. Many fastidious persons refused to purchase the memorial stamps during the holidays as they did not wish a mourning stamp to go on a Christmas package or card. TEN YEARS AGO Miss Katherine Gibson entertained the senior group of the Girls' Friendly society Wednesday evening at her home, 313 Delaware avenue S. E. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Stoyles, 1006 Second street northwest, entertained 20 guests at a "bughouse" party at their new home Wednesday. Those attending were required to come with their clothes inside out, entering by the back door. "Bughouse" bridge was the diversion of the evening. In keeping with this idea, tallies printed with letters and figures backward, were collected and shuffled after each game and then redistributed. High score received low prize and EXPECT1N TROUBLE, I'M SORKY...WECWT SPARE A PLANE, YOU11HAV£TO PROCEED WITHOUT FIGHTER ESCOCT.'THE .M«M!NE-3(JNNE?5 WILL GIVE YOU SUTWilLEEHKNAU. THETCQUBLEWESiT MKMNE-GUN5 IF7HETRE BY ENEMY FJSHT£IS; OSAY, BOVS.'TAKE jURPOSlTDNSATTHE POKTS GEE SURE AM 3l-AD VOLS CAME TO VISIT ME \ONTHU FARM! VMEUL-,HOW CO1JUD I fEU- FROM H6RET ... AND THERE S A. MEW COW BOiAfiHT OVER AT NEVM PETERSBURG.... KNOW THAT'S TME STUFF: A GOOD ONE- , WITH \OURHEB_. YEAH.' AND I KMOCKED SOME OF THE MOCTAC ONE S\DE,BUODY; ONE SlOE-'UET ME THERE.' t THIWK TH STONE IS REAOVTi KICK THIS STONE AGAIN, DID YOU SAY?- HOWS THAT: GEE; IF a COULD OMLY TALK.' IT MOVED. 9UDOY THE STONE MOVED DID YOU NYBODY'S GOTTA HOG-TIE CAW LAY HAWD5 OM · HO55/ NO MERE H055 15 COMMA KEEP LADY GOD1VA -FTOM PARADtrJ'TO PROTEST TAXES/ - ANDTHEM'S OKDERS.* (ASS. WAFFLEK ? SHES HEAD OF THE THE 1 DEAN WOULD WANTTOSEE ME RX3HT IN TH HI. ETTA- ANDTAKETHE. UOAD CFF VOU12 FEET- HES BUS* -HE^ IN A HUDDLE WITH THS MOUTHPIECE..' NES.!" WAFF flJLDCt ICAN WAFF BOABDCF EDUCATION vice versa. Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center DEATH'S RIDERS Now sbHH I ht" »« pipers jiliy And harsh the bujlH blow. How deep the rumblin|cs of Ihe drums Where marching Unions go- Then swinr. Ihe clashing cj mbals wild And let the trumpet* roar For once ajr»in ' oar horsemen ride For pestilence »nd war. B R C K B R A D F O R D C K I E D A R E I" rvt,WM DREW ASIDE THE MERCIFUL VEIL OF NISHT, REV EM-ING "THE I I mbEOUS TOIL OF THE HQlgcAlJST WHICH tj£STRQVED THE ENEW-| "- BUT IN LIBERATED SA.MAR THERE WAS GREAT REJOICING ." l^^^^^^^riii ·tft^r - ^¥% '/ M' ITIWZ FAULT!---HUGS! POOP U'L OOOCH! - - - BUT YOU'/E HOT DONE UP' VET, PUPPi THERE'S WHie ME'K£ iXM; Tf/tS BOAT IS JAM MXAL. STUFF-T. DAG MAH BOf/ES! Tf/£M \ MEDICS /£ UABLE TA BE ' PLEUTY JAMMED . WITH WQtlK'.i ^ (? I GHMfJ STOPS F? A\ DAWG r

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