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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 6

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E D I T O R I A L S -Stimson Stands For Country First TN assailing Henry L. Stimson "· for his support of the national tervice act, the Chicago Tribune recently referred to him as "the secretary of war who betrayed the republican party to get a cabinet post." The Tribune has said this and worse things about Secretary Knox.: Mr. Knox was the publisher at a rival newspaper down Ihe street in Chicago. Little men with little ihinds don't like competitors. Nobody decently fair, however, would give utterance to such an t appraisal of either of these cabinet members. It's quite in con- trast'with the bigness exhibited the. other night by Senator Van- deuberg who put his Americanism above his partisanship to laud Secretary Cordell Hull as a "truly great American." Down ' through the years the Tribune has given expression to its own particular brand pi republican loyalty by lustily shouting for the party in election years and then making it as tough as possible for the elected officials the other 3 years. Herbert Hoover had no more savage critic in America during his trying years as president. This, from Richard L. Strout in the Christian Science Monitor, wall impress most fair-minded people, as being .a rvery much more accurate portrayal of Secretary Stimson than the Tribune's jcarping criticism: "The trait that Henry L; Stimson brings to the Hoosevelt cab- · met is moral authority. At 76 he is 'not in public service to Iur~ t ther his own political fortunes. He is a statesman, not a politician. Many people are inclined to forget that, there is in the Roosevelt cabinet at-the present tune a man who has served under 3 presidents in a cabinet post (2 of them republicans) and'that Mr. Stimson enjoyed much" the same prestige and: authority as secretary of state under Herbert Hoover that Cordell Hull now possesses under Mr. Roosevelt." Loyal'Americans generally honor Mr. Stimson for his vast contribution to a solid homefront in time of national emergency. GROUNDHOG DAY IN SOUTH AMERICA V.*- j Look Out Below No greater compliment ever been paid Abraham Lincoln than thati by Robert G. Ingersoll when he .observed that "clothed with almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy." * * * , Argentine severance of relations with the axis will mean nothing it Argentina goes on harboring its nest of nazi. -plotters and spies. · ' ,- * * * Grandfather: The old gentleman over there who reached age 80 without even a speaking acquaintance with the vital vitamins. Better Not Say It »THE INVASION shores of Fort- ·*· ress Europe -are far away and this moment in history is immense. But neither distance nor size can be armor against the damage we at home can inadvertently do . our troops poised :for. the. thrust. It is a critical moment of 'fine balance and' careful computation. The element of surprise and suddenness will count heavily in the balance of the .first 'invasion fighting. Thus tKe enemy must get- no advance notice of our coming, no hint of the point of · attack, no "estimate or intentions. oE strength Clever enemy intelligence needs no. look'at general staff orders to determine this · information. Many times, it has been gathered frort^ a chance word here, a carelessly dropped and seemingly unconnected r.e m a r fc elsewhere, which; when put together, can reveal the whole plan and pattern. ..-- . These careless words don't all come from the military. They are thickest among the well- meaning but unaware civilians who. like to talk over the situation with .their neighbors, who exchange news of their sons and their husbands, tell the.ir adventures, their trips, and tneir lore- jcasts of the future. It all seems harmless enough news, but at a moment like this, it may be turned to the worst of weapons against bur own men. Never, mind telling your bus companion or the worker next to you where your b.oy thinks he's going to. be shipped. Forebear describing his boat trip and passing on his division's name and location. He and thousands of his companions in arms are on their way to the rendezvous, 'lie may never" reach it, he may never return from it if we on the home front do too much talking to the wrong people. \ · -- , They Must Be Signed THIS is a reminder that contri- 1 butions io the Editor's Mail Bag on this page must be "signed. More than that, names will be used in full. Our theory is.that the writer ought to be willing to be identified with his or her ideas. Although this rule has been in force for many years, there arc slill those who pass along anonymous letters -with the request: "Please print this on your editorial page." There's one such before us now. And it happens that we agree with the sentiments expressed. But the rule still stands. Sign 'em if you want to see print! 'em in Private Debts Down IN 1943, Americans liquidated * more than a billion dollars of . their indebtedness. Federal reserve board reports show a reduction of slightly more than a fifth of the aggregate obligations! Undoubtedly part of the gratifying- showing can be attributed to the fact consumer goods were..not available. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. GOOD HABITS IN CHILD T KNOW of no department of * medicine which has made mon improvement than the science Oi treating and training children. A recent book called "Modem Ways With Children,',' by Dr. Elizabeth B. Hurlock (published by McGraw Hill Book Go., New York), explaining the most up-to-date methotis is therefore welcome. It deals not so much with the Sechnique of physical treatment-such as diet, bathing, clothing, teething--as with the management of the : child's mind and emotions in re^ard\|6 such fundamentals as growth, \ eating, sleep, speech; habits, discipline, clothesretc. About one of the problems which confront many mothers--food likes and dislikes, Dr. Hurlock says: "Studies of food dislikes in children have revealed that vegetables and cereals top the list. M o s t :hildren^ like meat, potatoes ·read, arid desserts of all kinds; but when it comes to vegetables and cooked cereals, they revolt. In most instances, urging the child to ?at some food 'because it is good or him' or 'will make him grow" s the basis of the trouble." "Another offensive factor is the mproper cooking of vegetables and cereals. Too often the flavor Df the vegetable is gone and the aste flat because of overcooking r the use of too much water. In oo many households the cereal is umpy, and the child revolts gainst it not because of the taste tut because of the texture." "Now, a word about food that he child likes, especially his 'fa- ·orite food.' This is generally omething that he is given only n special occasions and then in mall amounts. The child likes this r that food not so much because f its taste as because of the cir- umstances under which it has een eaten. If he were allowed o select his own food, the chances re that he would have no marked aste likes or dislikes. He would, n time, learri to dislike food that vas not good for him, because of he uncomfortable after affects. Che chances are also.that he would ooner or later learn to like food hat is good for him because he ·would feel much better after eating it." Here arc the good habits of childhood: "Eating habits, such as chewing with the mouth closed, good table manners, proper speed of eating, and adequate mastication of food before it is swallowed. "Sleep habits, including going 1o sleep within a short time of retiring, relaxing instead of tossing around, waking at a set time, sleeping throughout the e n t i r e night, without having to get up to urinate, going to sleep without a light in the room or,without a toy to play with in bed, and sleeping without dreams of any sort "Punctuality in all r o u t i n e activities, such as meals, getting up and going to bed. dressing going 1o school, getting ready to go out to play with friends, or m e e t i n g others at planned times. "Speech habits, as correct pronunciation and grammatical forms and a large enough vocabulary not to have to rely upon slang or the use of gestures. "Cheerfulness as a habitual at- Pros and Cons " Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges WiHkie and Warren : Lincoln Star: Governor Griswold's friends well may deliberate upon the announcement by Wendell Willkie that he will not enter the California primary. And simultaneously, Governor Warren of California publicly announces he is not a candidate, after an earlier decision to permit his name to appear on the ballot in the California primary. What's going on? Circumstantial Evidence Sheffield Press: You can draw your own conclusion from- this bit of circumstantial evidence, but as we.were driving through a neighboring town the other day we saw a bathing suit hanging on a clothes line. We .wouldn't charge the owner - with going -- --- -"" swimming in January, but it sH11 standing? looked mighty suspicious. "" ""- -Not That Kind of Congress Dubuque Telegraph-H e r a 1 d Miss Kellems thinks that the 78th Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin EDITORS NOTE -- KttJcn atilif nz IhrmsclTei or this service for quektlQn* ·1 tort--aft ttumut--k«»M ilfn ttetr full aftme Rud addreis and inclose s eeats tur leluro ftttMge. AdaVei Globc-GaEttle Iaf*rin»tl«ji R u r e a v . rrtirrle }. H«3kio. Dlrlclte. Wufctar. Un. D. C. What is the life of an airplane used for commercial not war purposes? - " Eight or 10 years. How much salary did ihe doe Lassie receive while playinr in the movie. Lassie Come Home? His salary was $250 a week. ' What is the permanent rank of General Eisenhower? Major general, but he has the temporary rank of general. What was the first waltz tune? Ach du Lieber Augustin What is the Paluchun? The Communist 8th Route Army of China which carries on guerrilla warfare with the Japanese army of occupation. What are the butcher birds?, A family of birds which makes a practice of killing smaller birds seemingly for the pleasure of kill ing. . How may burned starch be removed from an electric iron? Sprinkle a little salt on a sheet of waxed paper and run the cool iron over. it. .. What was the shirt-tail Has? The first -American flag flown in California. , What. Negro actor is commemorated in the Shakespeare theater at Stratford-on-Avon? Ira Aldridge, who played Othello to Edmund Keane's lago · Who offered the resolution that resulted in the writing of the Declaration of Independence Rjch'ard Henry Lee of Virginia. ,What is considered the greatest novel in the world? · '· . Victor Hugo's Les Miserables once was voted by popular referendum the greatest. What will be the principal postwar industries?. Aviation, radio and electronics, plastics, housing, alloys and metallurgy, food processing,. synthetic rubber, chemical engineering, synthetic drugs, automotive. How many states produce nat- ural-fas? . 23. % ' What animal heard in the spring is called a peeper? It is a tree-Irog. { . he Ancient city of Jericho ----·«·«.·«· »«rf a iiauitiidi it~ Utude, even under difficult circumstances. "Courtesy to strangers, as well as to members of the family, regardless of class distinctions "Orderliness and care of personal possessions, i n c l u d i n g c l o t h e s , bathroom equipment books, and playthings." corigress is preponderantly made up of men who favor governmen control of business and the death of private enterprise, ana who are carrying us "right into the abyss of^ communism," she has gained an impression that most of us have missed. When the Ools Get In Webster City Freeman-Journal: Under our system it is very easy for the outs to criticise' the ins, and we have noticed that the outs after they get in following the same policies in many instances which they condemned when trying to get in, indicating the insincerity of .the critics. . 1 , . · · Today's No. 1 Job Boone News-Republican: There's nothing more important on the home front now than figuring your finances and seeing how much-you can invest in war bonds during the 4th war loan drive. Trust and Unity Needed Red. Oak Express: Let us hope :hat our alliance may see us through this war. Neither''Stalin nor Britain nor America- can afford to sow suspicion and destroy confidence during this period. We need trust and unity. F. D. K.'s Logical Successor EstheryiUe News: Hopkins is the president's . most confidential adviser and he more than any other man in the administration tnows the Roosevelt philosophy and has been intrusted with the white house secrets.' iehtinff Men Are Watching Grinnell Herald-Register: Yes, t's true! Fighting men from this very town--perhaps from our own lome--are waiting to hear the welcome word that \ve've passed our 4th war loan goal!. On the Democratic Foundation Ottumwa Courier: Certainly, the nterest of the United States and every one of iis citizens lies in building on. the democratic, not the totalitarian pattern in our good neighborship policy. The Botcher's New Status Manly Signal: Who ever thought that the butcher would supplant the banker as the most austere person in the community? A Great Day Coming Waterloo Courier: It will be a great day for the world when Hitler becomes a member of the European underground. . \ Editorial of Day BEAUTIFUL DREAMS HAVE DENT AN in Waterloo *^ Courier: A booklet recently arrived describing some of the wonderful scientific and industrial advances with which the nation will be blessed after the war. For instance, automobiles will be of lightweight metals and plastics, cutting the average weight in half. Red and green traffic lights will be flashed on a screen inside the car by radio. Vehicles will travel 50 miles to the gallon of gas. Collisions will be prevented by radio-electronic devices. Similar marvels will be developed in housing, aviation and other fields. For instance, we will have clocks with no moving parts in which .electric lights "tick off" the seconds, minutes and hours. _ Aren't they wonderful?--The dreams, we mean. OBSERVING Cause of Bad Teeth was interested in the Iowa . dental survey showing that ,th average 16 year old school pupil has experienced 2 cavities and 3 fillings. Six thousand boys and girls were included in the study made by the state department of health. Every second student, the survey shows, has lost one permanent tooth before the 16th birthday, i 'Neglect of the toothbrush, over consumption of sweets and under consumption of milk and green vegetables are blamed for the condition. "If the students had put into practice the techniques of dental care which have been taught to them in the schools, much of this loss could have been prevented " O. E. Hoffman, D. D. S., dental hygiene, director, said. "But more important, now that it's too late to do anything about this," Dr. Hoffman added, lf is for the students to realize that the status of their dental health for years to come depends upon how well they look after the t e e t h now." The typical excuse students make for neglecting the teeth is to say that they are "too busy" but if they persist in holding that attitude, they will regret it later; the dental hygiene director said. The general conclusions to the survey brought out that the high school group asja whole is grossly negligent in regard to daily use of the tooth brush, less thati 50 per cent of boys and girls in rura! areas consume the minimum daily requirement of milk, a marked deficiency exists in the consumption of green vegetables'which are essential in maintaining health'bf the gum structures, and far'too many students rely on candy bars ice cream, soft drinks, and chewing gum.for their lunches. Typographical Errors jMKS offer the following from a «pi professional publication ior the benefit of .those who are super-critical of typographical errors in .their newspaper, magazine or book: "There are 10,000 pieces of type used in a single newspaper column; there are seven possible wrong, positions for each letter- there _are 70,000 chances to make errors and millions 'of possible transpositions. In' the -sentence, To be or not to be,' 2,759,022 errors can be made by transpositions alone." . Information Please f 1. Abraham Lincoln's mother's maiden name was Nancy Hanks Nancy Hawks, Mary Todd, Mary Hawks? 2. Ebony usually is white, light tan, black, brown? 3. The state which produces the most cantaloupes is Georgia, California, Florida, North Carb'lina? ANSWERS--1. Nancy Hanks; 2 black; 3, California. A Great Editor am moved almost as if I had lost my father by news of the death of Victor H. Lovejoy of the Jefferson Bee. Maybe the parallel would be more accurate if -I should say an older brother because I never thought of Vic Lovejoy as being old enough to be my father. His was always the viewpoint of youth. we began our association with the Jefferson Bee at almost'-the same time--he as managing 'editor, I as the lowly printer's devil. He preceded me by at least-'a few weeks, however, betause it was he who hired me--at the munificent salary of $1.25 a week. And that wasn't hay in those days either. Through high school, through college and down .through 25 years or so in the newspaper game, Vic Lovejoy has been my friend and counseler. His loyalty was such that he often cut out for me orders that I couldn't quite fill. Once, for example, he foresaw for me, editorially, a high place in public life. . There was no veneer to Vic Lovejoy. He thought soundly and said what he thought in dynamic language. Always, however, he was pne with whom it-was safe to disagree. His weekly "Seasonable Sermons" were an institution in Greene county. His profession's love and respect for him we're reflected in his election as president of the Iowa State Press association. . On my own list of Iowa's all- time journalistic giants, Vic Lovejoy stands near the top; The Day's$* If!] Bouquet eB^I |j To MARION E. OLSON--for 2C1 years o£ outstanding service toil rural Cerro Gordo county as ex- I tension director. Our farm people'] have found him a true friend an* I a trustworthy counseler in theirjl problems. Not the least of hist I services has been giving town!I dwellers a clearer understanding'! of agricultural problems. If there'll a better county . agent, I don't- know him. *· v Mason Cily Globe-Gazette An A. W. USE NEWSPATEB Issue Every Week Day by the- · U«a CHy Gl.be-a.inf, tf\uib£f " -JZSEast Slate Street. TeteDaei ' Thursday February 3, 1944 LEE P. LOOMIS . . . . ruBlilhac , W. EAU, UALL . llanariac Editor . ENOCH A. NOKEM - - CitJ Editor U LLOYD L. GEEK . Adverll4lic K(r. i Entered a» second-class matter Apr* 17. 1930, at the ppstoUice at Mason City] Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1X19. f MTATBT-R ASSOCIATED PRESS -- -' ' Associated Press [s exclusively en'" to the use for repubUcation of all dispatches credited to it or not otberw credited in this paper and also tba to news published herein. '·: SUBSCRIPTION RATES I Mason City and Clear Lake by year, tl Mason City and Clear Lake by weekl "* Outside 1M Mil* Zone--Per year^Jl 6 months S5.50; 3 months S3: 1 month* Outside Mason citr and Cleat L»k« Within 1M BUles .1 SUMtt City . O.lsid. .f ttu, Carrier Diilriela M»,.n Citr an* Clear Lake · Per year by carrier siOl Per weelc by carrier s 3 Per year by mail s 7J By mail G months * "S "· Byi mail 3 months "« · By mail 1 month ' fin :·.*» The village of Eriha stands on the site. , Is It possible to obtain phonograph records of the songs of-various birds? They-can be obtained from the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO . Assessor Clark is busily engaged -^3^ in getting listed the property own- c ' *~^ ers of the city and the amount' of ? ^ ^ property. He..has',on his books ' ~;J,IH)0 assessments dhd-.-has about S sie 2a per cent of the work done. ~ ~ London--The English parliament opened today and the king in his speech gingerly touched on the Alaskan decision, commending it. He also favored' the pacific solution of the far eastern problem. ' Supervisor Crapser was in the city yesterday and today on busi- THIRTY YEARS AGO The tenderness with which a woman carried a shawl wrapped bundle caused 9 of every IB persons on a train south bound from Austin last night to pass her without a second thought. A brakeman was more suspicious and watched her closely. He detected no sign of life in the bundle. Before 'Mason Cily was reached he discovered that the "baby" was a couple of demijohns of whisky, 2 gallons "Cold weather, for 'February," said Mr. Groundhog when he crawled from his hole Monday morning and viewed his shadow. TWENTY YEARS AGO Iowa business women who are members of the Iowa Federation of ,' Business and Professional Women's clubs will receive copies of the first issue o£ the "News," :he federation bulletin, this week. The "News" will be principally the work of two Mason City women, Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette, city librarian, editor of the 'News," and Miss Agnes Helbig. lome service secretary of the Red "ross, business manager. L. A. Moe and LeRoy Stoddard appeared before the city council at its meeting Monday in the in- erests of the municipal band Mason City is to enjoy this summer, discussing the matter of ways and means. TEN YEARS AGO The Decker club held its month- y meeting Thursday at the Mac- parish hall. After dinner, iss Marjorie Smith's string en- emble from the high school gave a group of selections. J. Emerson Decker, the speaker of the evening, presented: to the club a talk n the history of firearms. Edwin Matzen arrived Saturday rom St. Joseph, Mo., where he las been employed by Swift and ompany to spend a short time vith his parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Matzen, northeast of the city, before leaving for Des Moinc's to begin his work as assistant county agent for Polk county. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center NOTHING GAINED I drove my car at heedless pace From one unto another place But never stopped to hear the birds Nir took the time for pleasant With those I met along the way I surely wasted all that day. KEEPZI6-ZAG6MC,,'JO£.' _. BUT HUKRy... WE MAY BEABI.E TO SAVE SOMEONE ABOARP THAT TRANSPORT.' OFPERED TO A . DIME IF WE Cl-EANEO' TUB SNOW OFF OUR PROMT U)M.K ,. -re w CENTS is rob CHEAP POR THAT JOBM ...TEL1- HER. IT'S CENTS NOTHIKJ 1 M... : WHAT-WHKT HAVE *-*··"' *^*-"'»» 11 **s. i iN TWAT HOLE I fry MY LOSTFOffn/N£.'\ THE WALL. YOU ^Oi/V£ fOi/'VO IT' _jl JUST SAW US TAKE vvHsne, OH, WHERE- m. i-rcGropV ti SW,KKS.'[ MBS.SETTS; iiyiNcnrcoYiNJsfMv f IS J TM |S tS N0 HEAD IS WHlSLlMG *SS? W T!i££ ' t ° -=i 'SOUWOAND ROUNQ HEO If-) «?V.-_^=*=-THAT'S ALL. : -- AND HERE'S -fflEMOUEY ) SIR SLICK AND ^ I-ER-K1DWAPED HER, YOUR.MAJESTY HAW, HAW HAW/ OAKY, WHO'S TH CUTIE IU THE HOOP 5KJRT MAJESTY-THAT'S- MOAXM TOW AWAY FROM GWEUDT/ REDUCE TAXE5/ GUE55 I'U. TRY- THE Y3U ME^N THAT PERFECTLY we SOLDIER VOUIE ,'PRoMSE ME THAT. YOU WONT BE- MAD," I'VE GOT A CONFESSION TO MAKE.' HE'S COMING TO SEE ME? NO WONDER YOU FOLKS GOT EXCITED WHEN YOU SAW WITH THIS BELT ANt so you, LIKE THE REST, THINK I AM BREKK: NO, I DO NOT -r' IN FACT 1 KNOW YOU ARE NOT.' ·SOME HOT-TOOTH . HARP, BOYS'. I FffL ALREADY! excuse Me, FSUAS I'LL BE BACK

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