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ED t T O R 1 A L S -How Russia Deals With Slackers in Red War Program A LL of us in these United States "· need s little reminder once B a while of how comparatively easy me is here. P^ra^eiy Unquestionably we would not want the same situation to prevail here as David Nicho), Chicago Daily News correspondent in Russia, reports from there. But his account does point out what an enjoyable position we do occupy even if the going is made a bit tougher on all us home front patriots. Nichol, just back from Moscow, tells of NUcolai Morozov, a 26 year old lathe operator exempted trom military service because he worked in an airplane factory. Morozov made the m i s t a k e of staying away from work one day. The court ordered 20 per cent of his pay deducted for 6 months. Morozov stayed away again and the court ordered the same deduction for 10 months. A .3rd offense and Morozov was sentenced to . jail for 5 to 7 years, then given 3 days in which to join the army, with the sentence suspended and subject to review after the war. This incident," illustrating how lightly we regard absenteeism in war production plants when con- ^trasted with the attitude of our Russian allies, was brought back from Moscow by Nichol personally. The censor wouldn't let him send it, he said, because it might give the red ariny a bad reputation for harboring people who were truants from work. A little more of this soviet spirit wouldn't hurt our American home front. · J!MDEMOISELLE FROM ARMENTiERRES -·x d^ e^S.J T/:^ '?^.i£'-x^4/. The Job Ahead I1BERATION 0£ .Belgium has ~ added another burden to the allies who have the task of feed- Ing additional millions half starved during the years of German occupation. After the nazis had been driven out there was a brief flurry of Plenty, as hoarded · and hidden supplies w e r e m a d e available. These were soon exhausted.. Bread will continue to be rationed. MHk is a problem in the cities. A nationwide black market had flourished while the G e r m a n s were, there. The allies put -that out of business, with the result prices of farm products dropped drastically and farmers are refusing to sell. Allied nations lace a tremendous task in feeding liberated peoples of Europe, with no assurance that they will have the co-operation of those whom they are .trying to help. \-i--..iji '_- ;.-;,.. ; :.··: · · ·^Driving · out the ' nazis is" only the first step in the job ol rehabilitating Europe. ; · . - . . v lt's a job that must be well done It will pay us to do it no matter how expensive. A people in distress and suffering turns inevitably to some revolutionary philosophy -- communism, for example. Did You Know? By The Hoskin Service EDITOE'S NOTE-Buien ttcmitlvej » IW, «nic« to, of «»ct_uot counsel lull n.mo Md Look Out Below It would be well nigh Smpossibl to over-estimate the importanc of the contribution made by Ma' John L. Griffith to American ath letics these past 3 decades. · * * * Before deciding to take a da off from your job, better ask your self whether the boy in a foxhol would consider your reason ade quate. *. # It's only when somebody threat ens to take our liberty away from us that we quit taking it fo granted. Your Health By Logan 'Clendening, M, D. FROSTED EARS THE MAIN ' object I have in *' writing this article is to cor rect the early education of thos who whenever they see an ear o a nose or a finger that has turne white, on a cold, snowy day sin but--"Frost-bite. Put some snon on it." . Early educations are very dif ficult to overcome, and I had a much of that particular variety a anybody, but I must confess i never appealed to me as very gooi* common sense. And I am gratefu *" know from the most modern They Lost Step THE Kansas City Star t a k e s * sharp exception to the statement by Rep. Ham Fish of New York that Gbv. Tom Dewey was responsible for Mr.- Fish's defeat The Sfer says: "Hep. Ham Fish has a rather inflated' conception of what it "took to defeat him in the November Section. He tells the house that it took most of the new deal administration, half ot Moscow, $400 000 and Gov. Dewey to defeat me.' A shorter way to put it would be that Ham Fish defeated himself He defeated himself on his prolonged record of narrowness and Isolationism, carried to an extreme even in the days of war. Over the years he had prepared for the repudiation that finally c a m e through a combination of circumstances . . ." Within a few tO ^_ ^v^om surgeons that it is now actually frowned on. Snow is likely to b gritty and anyway to have harsh spicules of frozen particles in i arid the skin after frost bite i very liable to injury oh accoun of its lifelessness and the snow treatment tends to bruise it and open up cuts which are liable t infection, and bring on complications which make for a prolonged recovery. Frostbite, like chilblains, affects fundamentally., the blood vessels of the skin. The reaction o the minute blood vessels of the skin to cold is first to contract, anc then, to react with a compensatory dilatation. This you can see in the faces of those coming inside on a cold winter day. They are as flushed as if they had been in the "in. The blood vessels have to dilate to keep the tissues alive--"to keep the circulation going"--so even i the skin is cold to the touch the- cheeks are flushed. But prolonged exposure to col3 wears this compensatory mechanism out and the blood vessels of the skin cease to react and go dead on you. There is no bounce left in them and then frostbite sets in. Frostbite is not very common in our age and country ol modern conveniences, where few people ere exposed for any length of time on cold days. For certain occupations, however, it is still days now, Mr. _ .,,,. utijo Aiuvv f 1YA1. Fish-win retire from a seat in the nouse which he had occupied for 2 decades. Along with him will go Sen. Nye of North Dakota and a number of others. The reason, apparent o just about everybody e x c e p t themselves, was that they just didn't keep step with progress. Historical Battle HEN the full history of the war is written, there .will be emphasis upon certain b a t t l e s identified by the names of the towns or the regions where they took place. Certainly, for Americans, Bataan, Midway, the Coral sea and St. Lo will have special significance. Now a n o t h e r is added--Bastogne--where a garrison of several thousand American doughboys, from their completely cut comrades, held off out against superior forces and overwhelming odds. Necessary Sacrifice RESUMPTION of rationing on " many now unrationed foods, such as meats and canned goods, appears to be necessary on the American homefront. It is important that available foods be I?* 36 to s ° as far ^ Possible, and the nation must do its share to feed liberated countries as well as the armies. In a war sacrifices are necessary. We haven't sacrificed an awful lot, compared to other nations. / hazard. How cold must it be before frostbite,is possible? This question has been statistically answered when a study of frostbite was made among the employes of the street cleaning department of new York City. In an average winter there were 388 cases of frostbite. When the temperature gets below 8 degrees Fahrenheit irregardless of wind or humidity frostbite becomes common Between 8 and 14 degrees Fahrenheit it is common only if there is a high wind. » Other conditions conduce to the occurrence of frostbite--fatigue exhaustion from working a long time, and keeping in a constrained position. Grease and moisture on the skin make its onset more frequent. Greasing the body does not make it warmer; on the contrary Proper treatment begins with prompt recognition of the onset rne skin areas most likely to frostbite are the places where the circulation is most sluggish--the nose, ears, fingers and toes. Any numbness of these parts when exposed fo cold should have prompt and proper recognition. If whiteness due to anemia has occurred, too rapid warming is likely to lead to complications. Sitting right in front of a stove or over a radiator is poor treatment. I^ e f^ eS ^° Urce 1 £ heat * a Pan of the body--such as your hand over your ear or nose. If not your own hand then someone else's. When circulation begins to be restored, which is known by the Unglmg of the part, gentle rub-! bing is permissaWe. The object of treatment is to restore the circulation gradually so as to prevent clotting ui the Wood vessels and gangrene of the skin. ' Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our ^ Exchanges Victory Postponed Sioux City Journal: Because, of the furious counterattack by "the Germans on the western front arid heavy losses in men, materiel and ground · military .strategists in Washington are forced to revise their estimates on wken the war with Germany will end. The von Rundstedt offensive has succeeded m at least one respect--it has postponed for the united nations the victory that ultimately will be theirs. That necessarily is the conclusion bound to be reached everywhere, unless, indeed, some kind of miracle at arms is worked by the allied leaders .in the field, with the German army folding up in its last great battle in the west. Science and War Kossuth' County Advance: The rocket is what modern science has done for war. But what a pity that science has been thus prostituted The true ends of science are to promote civilization, to make life more abundant for the peoples who inhabit the earth, to abolish discomfort, misery, disease to achieve as much of paradise on earth as is humanly possible. But the tragedy of science is that war can for its own fell purposes seize upon every such means and divert to destruction o f ' civilization the very discoveries whose sole uses ought to be the promotion of the .welfare of all mankind. Cynical?) :·-.-· :··· ·:·-'·· Northwood Anchor: -George Ber- arfl Shaw, the Irish cynic de- Inrnp tl^n* it A j_i-_ t «-- * _ _ nard clares ,, __ that "Adoiph" Hitler "*5 alive, probably will end up in a vice regal lodge in Ireland." The allies say "not a chance," but Holland gave the unspeakable German Kaiser asylum and the allies let the wooden shoe people get away with it. Then Hitler repaid :nat mistaken kindness by enslav- Bobot Bombs W a t e r l o o - C o u r i e r : American troops at the front in Europe are said to be disheartened when the t^ermans use robot bombs to shell heir positions and the U. S army has no similar bombs to use in reprisal. Although the American version.of the flying bomb is said o be better than the German it has not yet made its appearance at the front. Is a house that Is painted white cooler in summer than one of darter color? A house painted white or other light color is much cooler in summer than one of darker hue. Are patents now beinff granted to aliens? At the present time any alien may take out a patent, but he must notify the Alien Property Custodian, Washington, D C Whether or not the latter will seize the patent depends on a number of factors. What name did the Indians give to Kit Carson when they adopted UUtt? . · ' The Cheyennes Little Chief. Which is the most important movement In a symphony? The first movement usually carries the composer's most powerful message. ,,. Who k the author of the line, And so he passed over, and all the trumpets sounded for him on the other side"? rr. The ,.? u °tation is from Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, Part 2. It refers to the passing of Valiant- for-Truth. How d o e s the Archbishop of Canterbury rank in respect to the other British, peers? He ranks next to the royal family taking precedence o v e r the other peers. When was the Experiment garden established on the Isthmus of Panama? .. It was founded in 1923 by the Panama Canal to assist farmers w the Canal Zone. What famous musician could stretch 12 notes on the piano? It is said of Johann Sebastian Bach that he c o u l d stretch 12 notes with his left hand, while running ripples with the 3 middle fingers. How do we k n o w what occurred in the Alamo? The wife of 1 officer, Lt. Dickinson, survived. In the Middle ages, how laree were the cities? Few cities had a population as large as 10,000 inhabitants What architect prepared the plans for the new cathedral at Coventry, England? ·5ir Giles Scott, R. A. designed --· building which is to replace the old cathedral of which little but the tower remains after the bombing in 1940. - Editorial of Day AN UNDER-RATED FOE ·\AVENPORT DEMOCRAT: Naz- J ism, like the fables cat, seems o have 9 lives. Apparently killed t has come back unexpectedly, vith its former cunning and almost : its former strength. It is dominated by a keen and relent- ess intelligence. It acknowledges 10 law or God or man-- nothing ut its arrogant right to take what t wants and destroy all who stand in its way. "With such an enemy here can never be any comprom- The German break-through al- ed lines and their advance in elgium is timely warning that he war Is far from won. As long as the beast has a foot of ground n which to fight, it will continue o right, savagely, vociferously and to the end. modern forms beyond eretofore conceived. The bitter German - , . is at last shocked into a Truer estimation of this enemy and is strength. In comparison with itiensm and its full revealing le Japanese menace with all its angers looks less difficult We re dealing in Europe with master L w . ieldin g evil power in " " " anything ·--- ------ ~i.»uui resistance ,nds force to 2 passages in Goebel s newspaper, Das Reiche: It is strange that we Germans re always called fools, when we peak of miracles. The French ?o,? £ I he miracle °f the Marne ;·"*· »e Poles o£ the miracle I the Vistula in 1920, the Rus- ans of the miracle of Stalingrad. ctually these were not miracles ut the results of a tremendous oral and organizational regener- tion. Why should not we too have ur miracles?" Stubborn» fighting can in truth ccomplish miracles, and it is well o remember that the Germans re stubborn- fighters. The war is astemng its grip tighter and ghter in naziland, all at a time hen we had been led into believing that the end was near. REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO A couple of crooks entered Mrs. well's restaurant on South Main last night and appropriated a number ot cigars and other plunder to the amount of $75 or more. As they were seen to leave on one of the belated, trains last night they are probably out of reach of the local officers, who are 'satisfied that it was not the work of local crooks. Tonight at Wilson theater the beautiful play East Lynn--lOc. for any seat in the house. Power's Orchestra.--Ed. THIRTY YEARS AGO Plans are being made by the city commissioners for a new concrete band stand and comfort station to be erected in the city park. Architect Jeffers is now working on plans and expects to complete them within a short time. A petition was presented to the city commissioners by C.' H. Mc- Kider asking for the paving next year on West First street from Inland to the city limits, North Main street from Ong to the city limits and south Main street from Stanbery to Lotta street. The majority of property abutting on these streets is owned or controlled by Mr. McNider and petitions being circulated today. TWENTY YEARS AGO A total of 3,500 persons had purchased their automobile licenses for 1925 when the windows closed at the office of the county treasurer Wednesday night Mason City will have a representative, Mrs. James E. -Elythe at one of the most notable meetings of women which has ever taken place in the United States, the women's conference on the cause and cure of war, which will held in Washington, D. C. in January. Mrs. BIythe, who is'a member of the national board of the Y. W. C. A., has been chosen as one of the delegates to represent tnat organization at the conference. TEN YEARS AGO Archie Peterson, Mason City automobile man who got his idea of speed from sitting at the controls of an airplane, arrived in Portland, Ore., at 1:30 Monday morning after covering the 2,300 are miles from here in a little more than two days and a half Following a -steady gain over several .days, best hogs at Jacob E. Decker and Sons were quoted Tuesday at $7.35. The rise was 40 cents a hundred-weight on best hogs with all hogs quoted higher, ranging from 30 to 40 cents gains This was the highest quotation on local hogs since last August Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center MIDWINTER NIGHT Like open hearths, bright windows glow Across white carpetings of snow Close tucked about each bush and tree All clothed in gleaming brilliancy While high-hung stars in twinkling crowds' Laugh as the moon wades deep in clouds. OBSERVING Comfort for Epilepitics am pleased to pass along the information contained in. a recent study from the Public Affairs committee, Inc., that 80 out of every 100 persons with epilepsy can lead normal lives and are employable, The importance of this information becomes apparent when one realizes that as many people suffer from epilepsy as from active tuberculosis or diabetes. The war w01 increase its incidence because of the increased number of head injuries and because o* lowered resistance brought about by emotional shock or excessive fatigue. If "jobs for all after the war" is to include jobs for epileptic veterans and other sufferers of this fairly common disease, this information should be widely disseminated in order 'to overcome the fear, ignorance, and superstition that surround the word epilepsy." "Epileptics," it is stated, "have a right to be hired on the basis of what they can do"--in the same manner as any other person. They have already been employed successfully as doctors lawyers, ministers, e n g i n e e r s ' t e a c h e r s , salesmen, farmers' clerks, laborers, mechanics, stenographers, dressmakers, reporters, interior decorators factory workers, beauticians, . actresses, dancers, writers, plumbers, and musicians. Epileptics are not intellectually inferior and work is an important form of treatment for most patients. "Their fellow workers will find that, except for brief periods of illness, most epileptics are as likable and competent and courageous as anybody else," the study concludes. --V-Wanted: A Certain Soldier am on the trail of a soldier who hitchhiked into Mason ,,, .,- Clty . from Truax 'field at Madison, Wis., on Saturday, Dec 23. Further information is that he had crashed in a plane in Texas and had been hospitalized in San Antonio before taking up his schooling at Truax. My reason for wanting to con-' tact him: He left a good cigaret case in the car of one of his "rides" and that gentleman, a resident of Wauwa- :osa, Wis., wants to return it to ^;., He has asked my help. Will the soldier in question, or some friend of his, get in touch with me at the earliest moment? Cofd Weather in Europe learn with personal interest, based on my recent visit there, that London has experienced its coldest Christmas in V2 years. The .temperature dropped to 13 degrees 'above zero ihats the equivalent of about 30 below over here where we're used to really cold weather. Another interesting fact cleared by censorship is that the English have been permitted to make ice- cream again. It's- been barred since the start of the war. Despite the frigid weather, there was a record consumption on Christmas day. Just ahead is a season more important than Britain's Christmas One out of every 3 homes in the British Isles either was damaged or destroyed in the German blitz and by German buzz bombs. The civihan people are confronted with g r fjter suffering in unseasonable cold than they yet have endured. If Britain-is experiencing bitter temperatures, not even censorship that blacks out much of the eonti- f, 6 " 4 , can blot out the conclusion that bombed German cities, forcing the evacuation of large masses of civilians, will test German spirit during January and February more severely than at any time during the war. --V-Information, Please! 1. Who composed the o p e r a 'Hansel and Gretel"? 2. Who is said to have coined the phrase, '^The Three B's" in connection with Bach, Beethoven and Brahms? 3. Who was the first American to compose comic operas? The Day's Bouquet . To IVAN A. BARNES-for being appointed Cerro Gordo county salvage chairman to succeed Earle K. Behrend, one of the most important posts on the all important home front. Mr. Barnes Has been an important part of the salvage w y ' aS W « North Iowa and his appoint- Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWBPA?E» , Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1915 "iiViT" »",. 5 «»Kl-«lasj matter AprU -.. 1930. at the postoftlce at Mason Cit7 Iowa, under the act ot March 3 1878 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS -Associated Press Is exclusivity-B the use for republication of all --patches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this papa- and also the local news published hereto. SUBSCRIPTION BATES n Citjr ind Cl««r Ijko by yclr « u Mason City and Clear L»ke by week SOM OBtjMe iw MU, Zone--Pel year "llT S months 85.50; 3 months S3; 1 month 11* Onl?ia e Mason Cify and Clear tjUce »ad Within 100 Miles ol Muoa City »nd Ont- Per year by carrier « 1000 Per xveek hy carrier ... · ·£ Per year by mall '..'.'".'" t Too By mail e months " S 3 M By mail 3 months " S By mail 1 raontli " J 1. Eugelbert Humperdinck. 2. Hans von Bulow. 3. Reginald de Koven. THE JAP MAJOa, X CHECK ' BET RATSIKI MJST I YOU HAD A BE FROTHIKS AT /TOU6H TWE THE /VW5UTH /UNTIL YOU BY NOW/ IT WAS A HOeetBLE WSHTMASE...E\/EN THOiJSH X KNEW HE WOULDN'T PAKE KILL THAT'S WHAT'S so sreANE ww SHOULD THEY KEEP HERE? SEEMS THEV WcSB AFRAID TO HAVE ANVTHIN HAPPEN TO OU T OONT ET IT/ THE BAEBIER/THAT PILOT. MUST Nor TAKE THE WOMAN FEO,V\ t WAS AFRAID fD LOST " AFTER MMJ'RS HNISWEO · ^""S .^"P THE P^O^SfN I WANT ID SEE \OU PLAVING7LOOK AT ALL THIS STUFF tfe SIGHT HERE IN MY '"-i^L NEATNESS" HHEN WE'VE ncH HE'S A SMART LAWmFviN errsoN DIDNTSCARE YORTH A HOOT' DO YOU THINK YOUR 7 H'M! ITS HARD TO IF HE IS A "SHYSTER/AND HE AFTER All,HE5 BEEN KNOWN TO USE ' LITTLE SCHEME HAD SAY, BUT I HAD HOPED ·MAY HAVE SOMETHING UP PERJURED WITNESSES. I CAN'T LET ITS EFFECT ON MB. . THOSE CHILDREN DOWN, BIT50N, JUDGE? .. WOULD CAVE HIM IM HE Won't BE 'THO "THWART WHEN ^_ 1 GET BETTE1? BE GARERJL ^^ THROUGH GETOW VOUR HOCTHE DOAKTH- IMETH YOU'RE THCAREDTO FIGHT/ I'M WOT SCARED TO FIGHT, POKE-BUTMV HORSE IS BALKY/ ER-I MEAN SHE WAS BALKY/ BUT I GUE5S SHE HEARD YOU MOTriOM A BEWCHMEW. HAVING BEEN SOWED JSMWEY MAUHY HQJWCE, THE DUKE QFDUUK HAS DECIDED TO TACKLE QHCf SHGLE- DUKE-SIR OAKY IS OWE OF1 WfTH "TKE SMASTTEST KNIGHTS OF THE ROMJ TABLE/ -OFALL7HE LOWDOWN ,n TRICKS*,--'! 1 OM.Na'YOUR QAUGHTEi? L ; WAS JEALOUS OF VfMME- . ANDeOTHER KlCXEOOUT.' VNEU.-VJSDONT $T 10U FIRED HEP-.' NOWM3UHREHERJ BACK Oft EISEJ SOYDU GIRLS HAD A MEETING? MOPEMONEY I SUPPOSE .= INTERFERE [N MVGRL'S BUSINESS. LOOK/HOW WOULD XXI LIKE A NICE RAISE NPAVANDFOC- GETAU. ABOUT IT 1 VOU SEE, BRICK, OUTER 6PCE 6WARW5 WITH STAR ; TME5E ASTEROIDS HURTLE , SPACE 16 HOT JUST AN EMPTY IF OHE surma A ( GOSH. HOW DU6T AND STAR FRASMEKT6-' ABOUT AT TERRIFIC SPEEDS. STRIKE- THE v SPACE 6HIP-- 1 BUT ITS 7J?l/e.' you GO ov oifr 70 eunes's CAM DO/i'T ftfOffPS ABOt/T ME ·I Iff/Ox/ THE /JAW COMES FteST! 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