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^ if. $. 1 If E D I T O R I A L S -- Wfitn a Teacher Vacancy Arises AT LEAST a few Iowa school " b o a r d s confronted with a teaching vacancy in mid-year have refused to create -that same problem for some other school by trying to lure a teacher away to fill their vacancy. To start with, teachers should feel a very heavy responsibility to stick to their contract. Quitting without the best of reason borders on hampering the nation's war effort--if indeed that isn't exactly what it is. ,.; But when unavoidable vacan- i| cies do occur, some school boards have taken the position that they will solve their problem without putting a burden on other communities. One way is to make use of lubstrkute teachers already available. Another is to draw married e.\'-teachers back into temporary service. And a third way is to employ teachers fresh out of their training--teachers who except in fin emergency might not be considered qualified. ;· When the plan of luring leach- ffl crs from other schools is em- R ployed, a whole series of faculty jj dislocations usually ensues. What v£ starts out as a single problem beta comes a problem for as many as a half dozen places. This entire- ^ily hypothetical case shows how lit works: ,.j' Des Moines has a vacancy and fctomes to Mason City for a teach- lj|j»r; Mason City goes to Marshall- i-'town; Marshalltown g o e s to [Scone; Boone goes to Iowa Falls; Jowa Falls goes to Eldora; E1-- ·jlora goes to Ackley; Ackley goes / to Rockwell; Rockwell goes to I Swaledale; Swaledale is forced to turn to a country school. And some country school may be left holding the sack. ·j This is a completely imagined ' case but it brings out the train of vexing consequences that may, and usually does, follow when the individual school seeks to" solve ,,, its teacher vacancy problem by '\ creating one for another school. School boards of Iowa would do well to get together and pledge themselves not _tp be a party to ,, this vicious circle which is good ·f for nobody. Home Will Look Good : fT»HIS war may cure young ,f ·*· America of the curse of the ft ' wandering foot. By the time it is over, the large majority will have "seen the world" abroad . and at home in the multitude of defense [ plants. ! To judge by many letters from overseas, coming home and quickly is their goal. A little old plot of ground the title -to which they have a chance of acquiring at some date not too remote, still is a lodestone. To help this idea along, com. mittees galore are meeting in every hamlet, city and commonwealth the country over. Real es- |: tate columns are full of stories ol J "Tomorrow's House," "What is a [';·' Mortgage" and "Appeal of the I 1 T ___ .1 I t | Land." · i; Coupled with job creating, [! these ideas make up the most of 1| post-war planning. !·· American soldiers are not pro- l^fessional fighters. They are not ihin' the war for the love of the E^ame. They will return with such .-'a variety of newly acquired skills that they may take a hand themselves in the planning. It is a safe bet the great majority will regard home as their fortress. "THEY THAT TAKE THE SWORD-T Look Our Below Phil La Follette is credited with ,,: _ ., :ing Gen. Douglas MacArthur's " ar J ? " as *e ·incipal political counseler. Off Britt News f*-.(.ii,jjjii.i t-uiuiAwmr. c/ti .uiiLi ixewi .ijtuutie. i^ast wees hand we wouldn't know where we pointed out that there was no the general could get more bad way of avoiding the waste of advice in less time. For downright efficiency none °/ can compare with Japan's propa- il f n n r f n Isnvtr WfM. **r.«iv^nl~ tu.*.. At ganda boys. For example, they had the battleship Wisconsin sunk lrastc of resources. U is waste of almost before it had slid down the Patience and poise. It is a waste ways. ol morals. The boys who come * * * back leaving arms and legs ; in America arc bein" c ? l ; s and noses and eyesight on 1 for 5200,000,000 damage " eld o£ ba t- tle have- wasted tl ar. That's a figure to make y el ' y hves their happiness of iurope's chief rat envious. tm '° y cai "s, their chance to 11 * * ,, normal lives in a peaceful \v ways, blamed for 5200,000,00*0 "damage last year ""--···- ----even E A typographical error the other day--or was if that?--changed Hollywood into Follywood * -·? Note lo those with something to sell: "The customer's memory will linger long after the war is over." | Escaped War Prisoners f A^k °^ * e Germans who es- ** caped from a prison camp over in Nebraska recently are now back in custody, with varied emotions aroused by tempt to get away. their at- In Germany or Japan an attempt to escape would haVe resulted in severe punishment; if not in an appearance before a firing squad. They do things differently over in Germany and Japan than here in the United States. Clearly, the German prisoners were lacking in intelligence. They were held in a camp not far from the exact geographical center of the United States. It is a long distance to the Canadian border, to Mexico or to the American seaboards. After they got there, if they had succeeded, their condition would not have been improved. Certain- 17 ly Canadians don't like nazis any t ji better than our own people do. Show Silence Broken rjEORGE BERNARD SHAW, the ^ venerable playwright and author who's going to find much to criticize in heaven, has ended a long and much appreciated silence by assailing Britain's high taxes. He. complains that he's been forced to. become a tax collector Practically all of his sizable income goes to the government. He doesn't like the idea of being taxed for war. In this Ire claims a certain measure of consistency because he has always contended that wars are wrong and ought to be abolished. But he's never taken time out of his long and busy life to tell us just how that can be achieved. More than ever before the world would like to know. Speak up again, Bernard--just once. Your Health By Logpn Clendening, M. D ABOUT TEETH TODAY I am going to answer questions often asked about teeth Which is better, tooth paste or powder? No real difference. Individual preference determines the choice They are the same except for the material added to the powder to make it into paste. Can you make your own tooth powder? Yes--one part finely pulverized table salt, and three parts of baking soda. Does chewing gum help or harm the teeth? i There is no scientific evidence that the .exercise helps the teeth or stimulates the gums. The sugar in chewjng gum may contribute to dental decay. Should one of the primarv or temporary teeth be removed when it appears there will not be room for the permanent set? Not as a rule. Because the primary teeth are smaller than the permanent teeth and their presence stimulates the jaw to grow and make room for the permanent teeth. .: What should be done if the (permanent) central incisor tooth of an 8-year-old child is broken accidentally? Fractured teeth are an individual problem. Each case mu 1 be worked out by the dentist himself. Usually when no protection is given to the fractured tooth the pulp dies and the tooth may have to be removed. Sometimes it is only necessary for the dentist to smooth the rough edges of the tooth. What should be done about a wide space between the two front teeth of an 8-or 9-year-old child? Usually nothing need be done because the other permanent teeth as they appear tend to push the centra] teeth togetfier. What should be done about the saw-edge on newly erupted incisor teeth? When these teeth are in proper position the pointed cusps begin to wear and the normal smooth edge is left. Should x-ray be taken of children's teeth? Yes, as often or even more otten than an adult's in order to discover disease conditions and to follow up the development ol the tooth germ. Also x-ray of a child's mouth will show whether the permanent teeth are in proper position. X-ray will also show whether any supernumerary teeth arc present. If the primary teeth are poor will the second ones also be bad? Not necessarily. The second teeth are formed when the baby is born. H the child has an adequate diet with a proper allowance of calcium after birth these teeth should be well formed. using a tooth brush? As soon as all the primary teeth have erupted, which i 2% years of ^*TP ^"ri will do most c H??£" J' is a 8UUU 1Qea I0 let the child brush its own teeth, the parent going over them afterwards Tl.,.^. «1^_ _*-:l.l :_ .- - .. n-'J Thus the child is forming the hab the parent is doing the actual cleaning. Pros and Cons ting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Britt News Tribune: Last week money and materials that went into the hemp mills that will not iperate another year. Thinking of 4 any way you will, waivis waste, is a waste of energy. Is is a waste of resources. U is waste of War is waste and more than that. It is just what General Sherman termed it. But the Job Gets Done Belmond Independent: Perhaps we might compare the average good American citizen to a good sailor. He does a great deal of griping about a great many things: About rationing, about not having enough gas lo do his necessary driving, about not having the money to pay his taxes and enough left over to buy his share of war bonds, about having to work too hard. But the sailor gets his job done, and so does the average American citizen. The Old Standard for Ju Fairmont Sentinel: "Can he make himself an honest living," used to be an old fashioned standard of measuring a man's success or lack of it. If it couldn't be answered affirmatively grandpa used lo say the subject amounted to less than a hill of-beans. You see grandpa really believed this was a land of opportunity and if a chap didn't take advantage ot it he was just a common no-good. Either a Great Debt or Rockwell Tribune: But what is the alternative? II we don't borrow and fight, then what? That is kind of simple, too, isn't it? Either we saddle our descendants with debt and keep this country a r/REE America, where they can live life to the full--OR we leave them out of debt but in BON- e uome front are planning on going -" the . war is over - The y hnvn nave lllG : desire now is to leave Making a Full Job of It rorl,. ·, federal Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin NOTE - Re.deri avallln, tfcemsclves of Ibis service tor questions of fad -- not cuuusel-- should tigo their lull uime and address and Inclose :i ituls tor return postice. Addre»k lube. Gazette tnformation B u r e a u , t-redfrle J. JJajkfn, Director, Wjshfar- Uo. U. C. * What is the composition of sugar? Carbon combined with hydrogen and oxygen. When was the organization known as The Gideons formed? In 1899. Were there any casualties among the nurses on Bataan? Of the 88 nurses there, 22 were evacuated, and 66 were made prisoners of war. Is a young porcupine born with sharp quills? They are soft at birth but soon stiffen. Please mention s6me famous men who were natives offennes- see. Andrew Jackson.-James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, Sam Houston Admiral Farragut, Davy Crockett Alvin York and Cordoll Hull. How fast can a linotype operator set type? A good operator can set 10,000 characters an hour. What was the date of the first radio broadcast made by a Pope'' Feb. 12, 1931. What president made a hobby of bird study? Theodore Roosevelt. How near the front lines are there hospitals? The general hospitals are usually several hundred miles beyond the front line. What is the source of the iIot of ahapespeare's "Julius Caesar"? Plutarch's "Lives." Where was the capital of the old stale of Franklin? The capitol building was a rough log cabin at Greenevillc Tenn. . - ' Please give the source of the saying "the shabby genteel." This is the^title o£ a song which was sung by Sol Smith Russoll in the play A Poor Relation. Does window glass transmit ultra-violet rays? No. What is shewbread? 1 This expression is used in the English Bible tor the 12 loaves which were placed on a table ol acacia wood in Ihc holy place. Does cream sour as quickly as No". OBSERVING No Kangaroo Courts ^ think that in the long run 'f- we'll say that Washington Was right in cracking down on Emil Placek, the Wahoo, Nebr., banker who threatened to turn into the Saunders county selective service and rationing boards the namesjjf any persons in his community who didn't buy fourth war loan bonds. The treasury ruled that there must bo no coercive measures in the sale ot war bonds. The reasoning is that voluntary bond buying is better than the kangaroo courts and pressure which unloaded liberty bonds in World war I. In 1917 and '18 committees us«d some direct methods on citizens who wouldn't buy bonds. With more misguided patriotic zeal than good judgment at times, these local councils held up to scorn thousands of citizens who didn't quite meet their quotas. When such pressure failed, yellow paint sometimes followed. Under Secretary William G McAdoo, anything went. Local committees demanded of banks the lists of bond buyers and the amounts purchased, a violation of the confidential relationship between a bank and its customers And theygot them. Fortunately, nothing like this has been done to sell war savings bonds or war loan issues in this war, great as the impulse is on occasion. Good Americans have laid it on the line without compulsion, kangaroo courts or night paint squads. The first 3 war lo;m drives were oversubscribed from 20 to 30 per rent, and there is every reason to feel that the fourth will »o over without hanging anyone in effigy of departing from our democratic tradition. Slackers have their own consciences lo deal wild. . V : Humor in Accidents J draw on National Safety council's report of 1943 accidents wilh humor in them for the following: James Hollingshead 'was taking a horseback ride in Summer-berry Saskatchewan, one day when a passing freight (rain frightened his horse. The horse dashed against the train, thoughtfully tossed Mr Hollmgshead on to a passing flat car, backed away arid fell dead. Loyal comic strip tans were goggle-eyed one day when Connie, of Terry and the Pirates, drove a ear up and over an opening bridge Of course, it could only happen in the funnies, 11 they told themselves. But a 17 year old Milwaukee, Wis., youth did it in reul life. He drove up the rising leaf of the bth street bridge, made a graceful 18-foot arc over the gap, then Pancaked on the slanting span on the other side. The car was damaged, but the driver was unhurt. It is described in the Bible that the lilies of the field (oil not, w . l e r , d ° they spin ' B u t Rancher Walter Wynhoff of Wilbur Wash is no lily. For as he toiled on his ranch, tiie spinning rod of his reaper caught his overalls and spun him into the air. When he landed he was clad casually in shoes -and eye glasses. --V-He Will Return Some Day pass along (his contributed verse from the pen of Mrs. It. J. Colwcll o[ Mason City on the theory that it might induce some reader to part with just H little more cash for war bonds in the present campaign: In memory or home and .Mulhrr, His sisters and brothers-This t h i n e and the olhrr-- Anything at all c o n n e c t e d nilh lili hilled sure and crrtailt. Things t h a t \vill last. lie loved life and play our democratic M'ay Even as you and I, Needless to say. But just, we rmcjil say. At the dalvn of day, lie dropped it all And went way. Hut when e v e n i n c comet. Or at the ureak tl dar, He pauses and recollects That s o m e w h e r e u n Urn t lohe. Jar. tar away. He has a liume and parriiK. Numerous friends, no doubt, L'pon whom he It bankinc To do their full narl To end this s t r i f e ,,,,, . o n l l i c t And j i v e lilni a lieu- start. So he haulers up hl g r i t . Just from ttie memory ol it A home and a mother. This li.iiii and the other. That spells the U. S. A.. To which. God eranlin w i l l return sunie day. The Day's^^k If Bouquet ^^|| To COACH "POPS" HARRISON AND HIS IOWA CAGE KIDS-for- leadership in (he Big 10 basketball race, based on a season of no defeats thus far, iu or out of conference competition. Three of the Hawkeye regulars -- Ives, Banner and Spencer--are freshmen. That makes Iowa's strength the more remarkable. They have made lowans-^roud of 'em. Mason Cily Globe-Gaxett* All A. tV. LEE NLirSPAFE* Issue Every Week Day by thu rimt'^'f^*"'" »·"·«»«·« Co. 1.1-123 Last State Street Telcohon! MOO Wednesday __ February 9, 1944 I.EE P. LOOHIS - - - . rubUih.t IV. EAEL UA1.I, . M»n»cinr Ktl(« !'?5£" *· NOBE M - - City EdiUr 1.L01-D L. GEEK . AlTtrliilnr M«r. » El i!£!? d *1 « c ° n l-:la!s matter ABrtl . 1335. ml the poslotlice »t Mijon City, Iowa, unUcr the act of March 3. 1«T« BIMtBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -- Th« Associates Press is exclusively entitled to the use for rcpubllcaUon at nil n«wi dispatches credited lo it or not oSherwlM credited in this pacer and also ih, ioe«J uc\vs published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason Cily and Clear Lake by year. U* Mason City and Clear Lake by week! M« Outside UK) Mil. Zone-- Per year it? 6 months S5.50: 3 months S3; 1 month *! u"',i° Ma " n ciir mn * ci «" *·**· »»* Hithin /DO Miiei of Mason Ci1» ·» OuUido »( th. carrier DMrltlf .1 3'aion City and Cle.r Lake: Per year by carrier ............ tlOM Per week by carrier . . . . . . . . . " » JO Per 5-ear by mail .......... 1700 By mail 6 momiis . ... ......... 13%* By mail 3 months ........ v "I Jon By mall 1 month ............. 1".".$ .?» REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO-New York--The evening papers take the position that war has been virtually begun between Japan and Russia, although there will probably be no formal declaration of war by Japan unless Russia attacks the Japanese! soldiers or warships . The Art Study club was en- ·lertainecl 'at" the home of Miss Floy Page on Saturday afternoon The club took the regular lesson which is at this time the study ot German art. They were most ciiarrmngly received by their hostess. THIRTY YEARS AGO-A new poster has appeared in the library at the high school with the program for the Girls' Literary society which will meet Wednesday. The program will feature the Famous Women of the Past. Following are on the program: Grace Konvalinfca, Ruth Sundell. Margaret Bagley, Edna Dean,'Daisy Clark, Mamie Callow, Bessie Briar, Viva Barsnlou Dorothy Nichols and lone Corey' Wanted--A corsetiere at once. Profitable income. Address S F Globe-Gazette. Wanted--Table boarders, $3.75 ,. ,,. ul-uv JUL in ovjii- *viiiiieu -- Aauie Doaroors S3 7 . , to other nations. Is it so a week, 227 West Fourth street difficult to understand why we borrow and fight;' Xivo Divergent Desires A 1 K » T rr, · . =" eager to enter into a campaign Albert Lea Tribune: A large as Mason City is today to start peicentage o£ the people on the the ball a-rolling in the drive uo TWENTY YEARS AGO-have never seen a community so eager to enter into a campaign for a $300,000 Y. M. C. A. build- Sometimes campaigns of this . - - c p a g n s o s home so long that nature are artificially stimulated nv* n n u r «"c- f.-. Tm-i.._ C?«nU I _ __ 1 i* __ _ . -., .. " Such is not the case with the *-· -- . - -- ·- ... n* \.uvt; .jv«vn 4a 1IUL Lilt: LtlSU WIIH me rlnsi,TM -f V vh i le " Th ? soldier's Y. M. C. A. project. The demand desnes ate to the contrary. His for the Y. M. C. A. is coming from Hopes and greatest dreams are to the rank and file.--Excerpt Eye get back home. '-·' ·--- Observing. With 200 persons present at the ,,. . program in the Knights of Columiimes: Iowa went the bus hall Monday evening the ,~,A,""-I Sovernment one better card tournament completed its when it granted service men and second session with splendid sue- to^vn"/"^° r ^f" ? iel ?s the right cess. Miss Beatrice Lynch, stu- nr nn ,, ,,, _ _ , dent in the local high school and - -- - -- . £ , . . *»s,iv"o i » i c i jy H L to vote not only in the general election but also in the primary election, which in many instances is the more important of the two. Rattlers In Iowa! Klemmc Times: Don't let anybody tell you there are no-rattlesnakes in Iowa. The Allamakee county auditor reports that he paid out S68 in bounties on 136 rattlesnakes! Editorial of Day Question of Honesty C. K. PITMAN in Northwood An^ chor: Now it is being claimed ihat Gov. Dewey of New York would be committing no breach of iaith with his constituents if he yields to a draft and becomes a republican candidate for presidential nomination. The fact that he promised to aid the gubernatorial office for the full 4 year term, if he lived, and declared there can be no draft unless a candidate takes part in it, should not be held against him, it s said. The argument is advanced that, even though , when making - TM ~.w.. biiwvtsji aui*.eit: wiieu marung »ne parent a promise, later circumstances are shmo- fn * -, ~ 0 moral bar, to its violation by a Dewey hasn't said that, however, but it seems to be accepted - as politically ethical by lo _ .,,.,_ v v , .11,1 ivii-i j uai what IS honest and honorable nowadays? a versatile artist, gave the lovers of wholesome fun a treat with her rendition of 2 readings, "When My Pa Vfas a Boy," and "Jimmie Brown's Sister's Wedding." TEN YEARS AGO-Miss Virginia Schanke entertained the Akiyuhapi club at the Eadmar hotel Tuesday evening. Bridge was played at 3 tables with high score prize going to Miss Virginia Boyd and ^uest prize to Mrs. Maynard Wolters. Chinese food was served wilh chopsticks and Chinese appointments were used throughout. Mrs. R. F. Clough will preside at the annual Girl Scout executive council meeting In be held Thursday evening at the Y, \V. C. A. for an address by the Rev. William Galbreth and election of officers. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center INTOXICATION A rail fence sta t rcn down Ine hill Waist-deep In brown-eyed Sman« And crawl* Into a sumac clump To screen sneh (ray caroasfn'x. From hiRh atop a vantared tree A Tirttioas squirrel is seoWine if of air such srandalon*' ivaya HC found no Joy heholrtinr." Scold on, carp critic, if o n reel Snch eimip as » duly. Hut (. trlfhftnt a fanfl tA rind. Am drunk wilh a n l u m n a i beauty. YOU'LL BE ALKIGHT. FELLA ' TAKE EASY.. AW, MOM... DON'T CIT/.' I'AJ NOT THE ONLY GUV uEAVINS TO FIGHT/HECK. WE GOT TO BfAT TMOSe NA7IS ANP JAPS. THEIHOKLOAIN'T 8IS ENOUGH FOR THEM AND US' tTBY MOW.. HE'S PASSfOOOT' LOGICS PALE. IM A DOCTOR,MISS. LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE QUITE A JOB ON OIK HANDS.' LOST TOO MUCH 8LOOD.' HE Nf EPS 6EE. MOM.. 1 CWT WAMMA BE A NUISANCE. BUT I . I DON'T FEB. WELL TOOK KIP.' HE'S SUFFERING SHOCK... BLEEPING 8APLY . GOT TO ST THAT FIRST ATRANSFUSION IN AN AWFUL VOL) MIGHT AS WELL KKOW. SWAT'S THAT? THE ' BUT i AINTT SURPRISED.' IVE BEEM EXPECTIN'fT. STONE"HAS BEEN FOUND AND Y E H l W E L i t GUESS IT WAS THW STUFF ftLL THAT WAS 6ACK.OF IT THAT SETTLES IT.' 1 DUKIUO-BUT I I MEAN TO I FIND OUT.' I'VE 5EWT FOR THE WRtTTCH/ W Q r j ' T T H ' . DUKE OF £ BOVIWA RENEW HIS OWTEACr TO KEEP CAMELOT SUPPLIED? - 50 I'VE 5UMMQWEO YOU TO CLWER j--f G-GOSH/ .ABOUT THI5 = BUTTER CRISIS/ I LAV.KS/ WO HOTCAKES, WO BUTTER CI?L)NO)- BUTTEI? SCOTCH/ ANNOUWCIWG THE DUKE Of BOV/NA/ ETTA.' Youve JUST 6OITA WAT/--YOU SENTHW MY PlCTUIJE.*- SO HE THINKS I'M YOU i" RlGHf." OxAV IU.GOTOTHETT2AIN AND MEET HIM- AND PftETENDTO BE YOU I'a GO HOP IN THING SNAZZY JEEPERS'ONCE HE MEETS HER J« ADEADPIQEON? CINCH .' WELL SKIR1 AROUN THE END OF THIS 1 FILLED VALLEY. 1 OH, NO.'' THE VALLEY AT EACH END EMPTIES THE SEA WE HAVE NO BOAT AND THE ALIVE WITH SHARKS. 1 PARDON 16 k WAY -IF WE DARE TAKE VT/ C K I E D A R E Ge£ WHIZ, TrfAT f¥UEK WITH TH'BUSTED HEAD f.'"ASK Ttf' FOLKS BACK HOME TA BACK US UP.'" t//57'WHAT PtO HE MEAH, HAP? TH' FOLKS BACK HOME AQE " BOHQS Tf/A'S FIHE, BUT 'TAlH'T ENOUGH'.' TH' FOLKS GOTrA MSB UP THAT THIS ,,/%£ ISA LOUS TfVKu -M*1 WAP AN' IT'S THEIff WAR TOO! THAT'S /T; us CIVILIANS HAVE GOTTA PUT B/SSf OWCE Of OUR BEEP AH' 6VE/? 1 / SECOND OF ova TIME MTA

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