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February 8, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 9

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[ E D I T O R ! A L S -the Jop Navy Rfmains in Hiding fiVK, bold : blow .at Kwajalein \f .·; ': atoll in the mid-Marshalls had ?' strategic purposes. First was da; kiock 'out this barrier astride our s'upply routes to the Solomons, Australia -and New Guinea. Second arid most significant reason was 'to force the Jap navy into a fight. Our first mission is nearing complete success; our second -- Admiral Nimitz' challenge to the Jap fleet to conje out and fight-- has failed. Jap' navy, or what is left of i, still hides behind the coral bar- ·rs of Truk. While. naval spokesmen warned it the "Marshails would not he ;i 76 hbur miracle" like the Gil- Kwajalein atoll was a push- iver compared to Tarawai This is ird to believe after the Japs spent 5 years fortifying the Marshails. : A PPARENTLY American amphi- f * bious forces had s p e c i a l quipment to overcome shallow eefs this time, which made our asuaities extremely light. The reatest array of American sea ewer ever assembled delivered blow at the Marshails. Not a Taval vessel was lost, and no Jap ·arship appeared in the critical irst days. Principal prize of our 35 mile rag acquisition in the Marshails Roi airfield, with its main run- r ays of 3,600 and 4,300 feet well eveloped. This constitutes an un- nkable aircraft- carrier in mid- icific, a base which will make 'ake. useless as a Jap appendage giv the Japs ,regrets for ever spending ori Trufc. : · . . · · · · Boi 'is. too small, to accommodate flying "fortresses .and liberators but it may be. lengthened by emergency work of our Seabees to accommodate heavy bombers! When that time comes, Truk will be a dead dodo, and the Jap fleet wili have -to hit for home. haven't won the Marshails just because we have cleanec up one atoll-- Kwajalein. The Marshalls represent an . i s I a n c chain longer than the Solomons land full of tricky, hideouts, lagoon: [land secret- anchorages. The fac- jthat w.e have boldly captured the biggest^ island chain in the group means : speedy investment of th jjofher islets. Strangely enough, the Marshails [bring under .American jurisdiction (the lirst Jap' territory. The native 'settlements, on. Kwajalein will be .administered by AMG. U. S. invasion money will replace Jap [currency at the rate of $1 for 20 'Jap military yen. Military government-' officers trained .in Japanese followed ;our forces into the Mar T Ishalls · with . trained T interpreters tod:proclamatipns'frpnvthe head- ^rtersio.ti'Ajardirallcaieste^ W: iimitz prihfed:iri boSpEnglish arid lap;arrase:v ;, r ;; · V ' - - - - ' Our sweep across the Pacific is ipw -at ·rriidipoiht. Not until we lave pushed the enemy off the .Carolines and Marianas will we have.; clear sailing to ; the Philippines and the islands of Japan. ""rom the -Marshails it is still 2,700 niles to Tokyo, but we are on our ."ay. The momentum of our Pa- jific offensive is. increasing, and re must push on. WIN ON! Look Out Below. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges The most interesting and sig- ,,. ,.,, _ nificant feature o£ a newly incor- Xhosc who PP° s e Willkie oorated anti-Spmtfin ni-^nnr-?ti+Tnr, Charles Citv Pi'pss: "Onn porated anti-Semitic organization in Chicago is its membership fee "up to $100." Line up over here, suckers! Too many * * of our politicians seem to believe that we can solve Nou ' does the Globe-Gazette our problem of a 250 billion dollar folks really believe that all those J -" ! ~ ·" ' ' making--by just opposed to Mr. Willkie are really ;n iffnnyflnf nn^l HumU .... «11 4\..*»o debt--in the ignoring it. * * if. An exchange passes along this want ad: "Single man wishes to cbrrespond with single lady with 2 boxes of 12 gauge shells. Object: Matrimony." * * * X One thing about inter-American relations in which Nebraska's Senator Butler seems not at all interested is the truth. * ¥ * It's double taxation when both your income and your patience get taxed at the same lime. )ur Hemp Critics t AN exchange newspaper we ind an editorial headed "T h e mp Program Blows Up." And Tie content is just about what the /neading suggests. It mentions the ' marked reduction o£ acreage and plants after a year of intensive cultivation.' And the whole thing is about as unfair as it could possibly be. The fact is that we had a desperate need for hemp. Our sources of supply had been cut off by Japanese conquests in the Pacific and by German submarine warfare in the Caribbean. We needed hemp--lots of it-RIGHT NOW. Price wasn't a con- !· sideration for the reason that the I lack of rope threatened to become J a ruinous bottleneck for our rapid' ly expanding navy. We got a lot o£ hemp--and we [ got it right away. In the inean- f time some of the sources of rope II material opened up again. The crisis was successfully met. Now the government is tapering off on its hemp program--which | is exactly what any business ' house would dp under the same sc t of circ umstances. ( To suggest that we ought to go fon raising vast quantities of hemp after the need for it has passed is like arguing that we ought to go on fighting this war after victory has been achieved. Those who are directing carping criticism at the hemp program are just looking for something to criticize.' The war isn't being won by their kind, on the battle front or at home.' Still No Magic IN A SLASH of tremendous force, \ * 30,000 U. S. marines and army I troops under protective fire of a {huge.naval force have taken so I much ' of the strongly fortified I Marshall islands as to make Ja- panls hold.on the remainder more i or less untenable. , So, despite all. the cries o£ our ;· amateur strategists, we are still :. island-hopping. .There'is still no (magical, quick road to Tokyo. No Jsudden, grand attack can conquer pthe Pacific. It will be long and hard and ex I pensive, the way to Tokyo. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. FOR "BY LABORATORY tests I have been found to be suffering from hyperinsulinism. Since it is a rare disease I have been unable to find a physician who knows much about it or how to treat it. Can you give me any informa- tian?" r writes .ajla'dy'.from Hammond, Kd: "·'·" --"V?'~ -:?f-- Hyperinsulinism is not difficult to understand once you start from fundamentals. It is a disturbance of the .utilization of sugars in the body. We depend on the burning of sugars for most of our energy and muscular movements. Sugars are absorbed from the digestive tract and enter the blood, which has a quite constant percentage of sugars. When a muscle contracts the sugar in the blood in the muscle unites with oxygen, just as gasoline in your motor car unites with oxygen to give energy. What sparks the sugar and oxygen in the muscle is insulin. Just as the spark in the cylinder head explodes the gasoline vap'or and oxygen in your automobile. Insulin is secreted by certain cells in the pancreas. These cells are distributed through the pancreas in little nests or islands, called the islets of Langerhans. They do not pour their secretion into the intestine as do the rest ol the cells of the pancreas, but are part of the endocrine system of glands, which pour their secretions directly into the blood srearn. In diabetes many of these islets are atrophied and disappear so the amount o£ insulin in the blood stream is lowered and sugar accumulates in the blood and is excreted in the urine. Hyperinsulinism is just the opposite of diabetes in that the islet cells secrete too much insulin and the sugar in the blood is reduced. The symptoms are the same as an overdose of insulin, an experience which diabetics frequently have. There is extreme hunger, weakness, trembling of the mus cles and sweating. These symptoms can be controlled m the same way a diabetic controls an overdose of insulin by eating sugar or candy for emergency or a full meal, all of which bring the blood sugar up, and when the blood sugar is normal the muscles stop trembling and the sense of hunger and other symp toms cease. Different cases of hyperinsulin- ism vary in severity. Most of them are mild, but they may be so so vere that convulsions occur. This, of course, would be very serious if the symptoms continued ignorant and dumb as all that? Those opposed to him are those who are opposed to his friends, the millionaires;\they lack confidence in him; they don't know yhere he stands on public ques- .ions, they believe he is a democrat and a henchman for Roose- 'e)t; they don't believe in his 'one-world," and besides he has 10 political record back of him. He is a one-man party with no obligations to any party atfilia- ions. He would be a law unto himself and a dictator within his own rights. He Isn't a Candidate Wisconsin State Journal: Dr. F. ,. Gullickson says he will have a ull slate of republican convention elegates pledged to Harold E. tassen in the field for the Apri! election. Dr. Gullickson him - --s,^.«,.. jji, vium^rv.:,uji mm- ma nieims an expansive smile mat .jell will run for delegate-at-large. reflects the inner gurgle of carol- But for what is the good doctor like jubilation that is bulging his and his so far unnamed 23 mates waistcoat 1o a dangerous tension, running? Do they have a candi- A boy who balances the scales at- date? Can they pledge themselves the 10 pound notch is the cause of :o a man who is not a candidate ;i -" and has never intimated he will T^ "·"";"" The patient m . ----- -.-.., -=j for a week and be free of attacks for a month or more. The cause is not known in cases. In some of the B . vu * i^mjvai givcb reiiei i the literature reported 10 With improved. For mild cases during attack; frequent small meals, as often as every 2 hours keep the symptoms under control. The high sugar die seems to stimulate the islet cell; ^ere. symp' high fat, low carbohydrate die works better. Charles City Press: "Opposition o Wendell Willkie quite largely s from republicans who think th vorld-is flat--and want to keep i. that way." Mason City Globe- ·azette. Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haslcin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Kudtn avaiiint themselves of this aervlee lor question. or racl--not eaunel--should »ijn Ibeir full nime in* iddiei. and inclose s teats for return poiur«. Addrcia Globe-Gaielle Infirmalion B · r · a u, Frederic J. Haskiav DlrttUr, Htshlni. (on. U. C. What arc the ingredients of peanut soup? One kind is made of milk, butter, flour, seasoning and ground nuts. How does an Eurlish barrister differ from otber lawyers? A barrister is a lawyer who pleads in the higher courts and acts as a consultant. Who were the Three Kings of Cologne? This is a name sometimes given to the Magi or Wise Men. What racial strain predominates in Russia? The Great Russians, Ukrainians and White Russians. What is meant by the term "act of God"? A sudden, irresistible, natural occurrence which could not have been foreseen or prevented by reasonable care or precaution. How many forest fires occurred Ust year? 208,000. What became of the land in Florida that was (ranted to General Lafayette? It was sold by order of General Lafayette and now is owned by many different persons. Where are the Enchanted Isles? This is another name for the Galapagos Islands which lie' off the coast of Ecuador. What part of the brain does the thinking? The gray matter, or what scientists call the cortex. W}ut is the estimated number of ways in which a person can earn a living? 20,000 ways in more than 600 distinct vocations. Do rabbits stamp their feet on the ground as a means of communication? ' Yes, but whether or not this is a method of communication is not definitely known. How fast do sneezed serms travel? Some travel 12 feet and at a rate as high as 150 feet a second. Have gardenias ever been produced in colors? Experiments to produce colored gardenias so far have failed. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEAHS AGO Will B. Terrill is presenting to " friends an expansive smile that OBSERVING Don't Expect To Much am afraid all of us are ex- ipecting a' little too much o£ the postwar period on the homefront. We're counting on a lot of things -- especially luxury items -- that just aren't going .to happen. One of these is 100 octane gasoline for common automobile use. H's being made in great quantity now for our military planes. It's expensive, fearfully expensive. But cost is no consideration in the conduct of a war. But, as D. P. Barnard, associate director of research for Standard Oil of Indiana points out, it will be a .· j j , . . , . p eace "The economics of making motor gasoline for a peacetime market," he points out, "are very different. Competition makes it necessary to employ techniques that will produce as much gasoline of as good a quality as automobile engines can use, and no better. from the least amount of crude nd at as low a cost as possible. c o n s i d e r a t i o n in the economy. . That situation is certain to govern again in the post-war period. Many of the practices which are being employed to produce all the 100 octane needed for war planes are not economical enough for producing motor gasoline. For this reason it may not be feasible to use in motor gasoline manufacture much " " - -- -- * e ° e ? *a.»»*a.».»Hns\A nc win the y S° before the people o£ Wisconsin and ask their votes for a candidacy that does not exist? Test'of a Hero's True Size Swea City Herald: Zip Koons has come through the hero publicity ordeal in grand style. Innate modesty and plain every day horse sense have brought him through. Moreover, several families who have made blood sacrifices in this war will always remember how Zip slipped quietly through the portals of the home and left .a word of sympathy. Again, Zip, all of us salute you as you return to duty this week. Iowa's Statesmen Eagle Grove Eagle: Very wisely, Iowa's legislators refrained from taking up minor legislative matters which might have kept them in session for weeks. They limited their attention to the specific purpose for which they had been assembled {extending the right to vote to our fighting men). Iowa's faith in her own democratic processes is strengthened by the statesman-like procedure of her lawmakers. Popular 1944 Dance Davenport Times: The dance,hit of 1944, 'it seems, may be 'the Dnieper Bend. Editorial of Day LET'S CUT Tins OUT WARD BARNES in Eagle Grove · · Eagle: There is so much being written about a depression following this war that we will have one as Eure as sin it we do not quit talking about it. Depressions can come and be real enough without stimulation and anticipation. Many of the real causes of depressions are purely psychological, a state of mind, the children of w r o n g thinking. It is like a run on a bank. If people get the idea a bank is riot very strong, they begin to withdraw their money. It can develop into a run and the bank can be compelled to close its doors. Such a bank could be perfectly solvent at the time the run started. Bill nevertheless when deposits get below a certain point, the bank must close its doors. Frankly there is no reason or justification to anticipate a let u j . var 1S over ' The ciemand tor civil a " d Private bunding," new Business concerns so short 5 3 " creas handed will hire more and better j ,,--"-" j utiimcu win iiuu more ana aeirei 5 cures, and 2 cases help and improve their services. Millions will want new cars, ice boxes, washing machines, farmers must have new machinery. We will be feeding the world for several years. Bu£ i£ we are reactionary in our thinking, if we just insist we arc going to have have them. We are all guilty here. Let's cut it out. which is today pouring out ma-| terial for aviation." --V-Throw in Your Dough was deeply impressed by this appeal to the teamsters of America contained in the following excerpt from the current issue of their union magazine: "Once .again, Uncle Sam is asking us to spare a dime.'The fourth war loan is in progress to finance the huge cost o£ invading the continent of Europe and invading, perhaps, the islands of Japan. "The cost of such huge undertakings is terrific. The mind cannot grasp the astronomical figures involved. "But the mind can grasp the lives involved. We know that hundreds, maybe thousands, of the 105,000 teamsters now in .the armed forces will die on the invasion beaches of Europe and Asia. "We also know that more of them will die i£ they Jack the proper weapons and the equipment to support them when they land. "The money we lend the government in the fourth war loan will provide the weapons and equipment. It will guarantee that every American has a chance for his lite when he lands in enemy territory. He will have a chance to Kill a Jap or German before they kill him. He will have a chance to come home again and slide behind the wheel of his truck when the war has finally ended. that chance, no working teamster will hesitate. "Victory is cheap if it takes nothing but your money. "Uncle Sam is getting ready lo throw down his blue chips. The sky is the limit from here on in. The winner takes all and the loser will be lucky to come out with his shirt. "Throw in your dough, brother this may be the last hand!" Information, Please! 1. In Uncle Tom's Cabin, the slave woman, who made her escape by crossing a river on floating ice, was Susanna, Mandy, Eliza, Ella. 2. The movie actor, now dead, who was sometimes referred to as, "the great profile" was Riidoiph Valentino, John Barrymore, Ramon Novarro, Douglas Fairbanks. 3. The construction of the Morman temple in Salt Lake City took 10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 10 years. ANSWERS--1. Eliza. 2. John Barrymore, 3. 40 years. --V-Not a Man's Work confess that what goes through my mind when I hear some full grown man bleat out the following song'lyrics wouldn't be an appropriate sentiment for reproduction in a newspaper "edited for the home:" Mare, eat «»ta and Vori eat aata and IJttlK lamb i eat Ivy A lld'll cat Ivy loo Wouldn't j«u? The Day's Bouquet To R. C. WILLEY AND MRS. EARLE SHEKA--for accepting the chairmanship and co-chairmanship of the first aid for the Cerro Gordo chapter oj the Red Cross, Under their direction we are certain, this important branch of work will be carried on to maintain the high standards set by their predecessors. Mason City GloboGautte An A- W. WE NEH4FATE* Issue Every Week Day by tha ?'°" £"? G '«»»-O»«lt« PoblUhUr c*. 121-123 East Stat* Street. T election* J30» """""^ Tuesday February 8. 1914 LEE P. LOOMI8 . . . . rnbllsktr W. EABL HALL . Slanarlnr £!!«· ENOCH A. NOREM - . CM; Edltir LLOYD U GEEft . AdrwUtlBf HIT. Entered as second -claw matter Aprtt 17. 1930. «t the poitofUce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. IMS. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Th* Associated Press U exclusively entitled to the usfl for republlcallon of all newt dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published. herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason Cily and Clear Lake by year. $10 Mabon City and Clear Lake by week. 2VO Oulildo 100 Mile Zone-- Per year. $10; S months S5.50; 3 months S3; 1 month »1. OoUite Mason Cllr and Clear L»I« ul Within 10» Mile, it laal» Cltr M* Outitda o( th* Carrier Dlttrittl f Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier ........ . . . » . « . . S10 00 Per week by carrier ............ ...5 30 Per year by mall .....,.., ......... $ 7.M By mail 6 months .......... . ....... « 3.73 By mall 3 months . ............ ....» 2.00 By mall 1 monlli ...... "".""""s .78 it all. The Sunday school class of the Methodist church known as the Queen Esthers met last night in their rooms and elected officers. Those elected were Carrie Pfahler, Florence Crumb, Leah Smock, Blanche Stevens, Alice Palmer and Florence Williams. THIRTY YEAHS AGO . Washington, D. C.--Government manufacture and sale of hog cholera serum for controlling and preventing the spread o£ the scourge which has cost Iowa farmers millions was the plan proposed in an amendment filed with the house agricultural committee by Congressman G. N. Haugen today. Our people are to be congratulated on the opportunity to be given them Feb. 16 of listening to Donegal's charming poet, humorist and matchless story teller, Seumas MacManus. By a happy chance the library lecture committee has been able to obtain him for the next number on their course. TWENTY YEAHS AGO Principal James Eae, J. P. MacGregor and R. E. Nyquist left Saturday afternoon for cities to the south to act as judges at literary contests. Gov. N. E. Kendall has issued a proclamation setting aside the week from Feb. 12 to Feb. 22 as Am'erican L e g i o n Community Service week in conformity with a request from the American Legion. Miss Margaret Louise Bagley leaves Saturday evening for Chicago where she will do spring buying. She will be gone most of the next week. TEN YEARS AGO Mason City's Rusty Hinge quartet, including in its personnel, Earl Dean, Cerro Gordo county representative, sang Tuesday afternoon in the lower house of the legislature, on invitation from a number of Mr. Dean's legislative associates. A. J. Parson was honored at a dinner given by his daughter, Mrs. Nellie Keegan, 16 Indiana avenue S. E.. Monday evening on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Mrs. Ciaude A. Thomas, membership chairman for the local unit of the American Legion auxiliary, has received word from Mrs. Helen Kneeland of Clermont, fourth district membership chair- - o c rs c a r - d ° W " f ° r a Ju"% timejalter . the man. of the beginning of an inten- var 1S over ' The ciemand tor civil- sive drive to bring the 4th district back to its standing of last year. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center 'ABE' LINCOLN Ten thousand tongues bare moved to « their tributes lo his fame, A million spirits hooved dp by menlio of his name, By thousands, men rave of Ihrir li- for Metis he invoked While untold numbers laughed to fcn the heart of one trho Joked: Too (real to die. his souls lives on, flame . And generations vet · bless hi* name. nnbnrn. shall TVIC fighting teamster Htre NOW, SNA? our OF rr, wnw. * HAPITCOWNG.l.TMEy ALL DO. 1 THE* STAUTEP IT... AMP YOU CANT KA WEAK SISTKANP BEAT THEM) «OW THERFS WCKK TO DO L SEE YOU MET UP WITH ...YEP, I OUST PUT TROSE: G^te VJ1TH BURNT CORK....SO-O-O.- BY CHANCE, _ _. TO RUM INTO WHERE'S H£ GOING PIMP ANOTHER EVE TO BLACKEN? YOU CA.UL TKW STRATEGY!' \ouNG5TEQ$ kiwi'SOMETHING ACTIN' MYSTERIOUS, HUH? SftV--THO KIDfi HAVE BERN MHlM'TOQ MANY Y6S.T KNCM, BUT REM THEVVE PULLED SOME ^^.,«, IN TUiS AFKAiB. W£'(.L SW WHIST. THtYVE .GOT UP THEM 6UEVS* 1 KXXii-1' AROUND THE WOCNM5 PLACE? A "TH1BTCEVTH STON» " TO SKf TO HIM. THEY SAf . HE U. TALK WHEN HE DAWS IT/ 1 WHO SUPPLIES THE CfTV WITH FROM SOME 5CKTQF A BEAST--I KNOW, A COW/ IT HAS HORMS AWDTALK5 WITH A OWLY WITH THI5 DUKE, IT LOOKS LIKE NEVER/ JEEMS, SJMUOJ THE DUKE Or* 60VIWA/ 4 GOOD MOVE, SIRE- BUTTER LATE THAW WEVB?/ rX!KE OF BOViyjA-HE LAWK5/ WOT A BIT OF BUTTEB IKI towtJi^ WHB?E HAVE WE BEEN GETTING- HAS A COW, OR RATHER A WHOLE 5WARM QFTVIEM/ OTY OF QVMELOTIS tHRSOSIED WITH ANOTHER CRISIS/ SENDINS HIM THAT PHOIO OFME-ANO PRETENONS IT WAS-fcXl - WS A HEELY TRCKi' -BUrHEGOTA'FUR- rr§ HAVING SOM£ THING purovER ON HIM THAT HE WHEN HE GETS OPFTHATBUS AND sees WHATIREAU: U3OIC LIKE ·- IHS GLAMOE OUS" It) WRITE AN'EX- PLAIN- fHMF.' 1 SMELL. \f HMF.' HMF.'H I SMOKE, SANDY: ;/ so DO i -AND PLENTY WE HWE REMIHED THE VALLEY OF FIRE, MILORDS.' BEHOLD -- , . .fi} EX ( l ,V.9S K r, C 9 WN !NTO AN ENDLESS INFERNO OP FIERY UVA. ANGRY FUME AND HISSING CIOUS OF STEftM ANO SMOKE - TELL me FOLKS BACK HOME WE'PE STILL HUMAU. WAR HASH'T AMt£ BKUTfS OF US' WHAT KM r POSSIBLY DO TA THANK VA-

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