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Wednesday, January 3, 1945
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E D I T O R I A L Airplanes Alone Could Not Bring Victory in War TT becomes apparent the airplane "* still has its limitations as a weapon of war. Back of the b r e a k - t h r o u g h G e n e r a l von Rundstedt achieved some weeks ago were days of thick clouds and heavy fog which obscured the ground, and in much of the periot it was impossible for bombers an combat planes to leave th ground. The result was: 1--Overwhelming allied ai superiority failed (a) to discove mobilization of massive forces o men and materials by the Ger mans preliminary to the start o the drive; (b) once under way the fogs kept the allied air fore grounded and unable to break up the German armored formations 2--In the later stages of th German offensive, it was possibl for the German field command t exploit initial successes withou fear of attack- by allied planes It was this, perhaps, more than the initial -successes which ere ated a grave problem of counte measures to blunt and check th German advance. 1 Each year has seen' coiistan Improvement- in the cruisinj range, the speed "and durability o the plane, "together with greatlj 1 increased .fire power from th guns.' That's ..true.. '· V ~ ! ' : - · . But .planes--even the best o planes -- are the next thing tc useless_with the weather such a _:it was "just before and during th first few days of the' nazis' lates western front counter "offensive. This demonstrated fact shoul make all Americans thankfu that. bur war, authorities didn' put all their military eggs in th airplane- basket as certain avia tion fanatics would.have had u do. . EX-STAR BOARDER? Brides From Britain 'pHERE was recent mention in ·'·the news columns that 12 00' women of the British Isles, air seeking admission to. the Unitei States as wives of American sol diers.' , ..Today one of the most -popula things in London is the American Bed Cross' "school for brides." It is a wartime institution con ducted to teach small-town Americana and everyday big city ways to British girls married to American servicemen. . More applications than the school can possibly accommodate have been received from Americans' wives and fiancees who are avid for every bit of information they can : get. 4 Each session of the school 'is devoted to one particular elementary-problem such as buying and marketing, cooking, education and health and hygiene. With 12 million young Americans m service' the great bulk of them in foreign lands, it is inevitable that many thousands will wed during these years of war . S o m e may not return to the United. States and will continue to live in other lands, just as American soldiers after World war I took up residence abroad But the great majority of them will return and either their wives will -precede them, or wilt accompany them home to become rooted m American life ' This is one of the unnoted developments which adds an in- The alliances formed in the Kaiser's Optimism IfTM. '-.KAISER'S optimistic predictions about the future of American business following a a r m,rt of . maf duction tinn " iTM Ula ea P ^ - tion achievements have been car ned l o u t with federal money , but he has proved whst can be done His belief that in the years fol '7TM? the war this count? can he said .V 0 '60 ' 0 . 00 ' 000 pe ^ le '" . ?' Pe dream but a net Js a necessity if the ^ resortin g to some for bankruptcy r.v,ll U l° bvi ° UsIy a can be attained only by encouraging private busi- THE German has to be hit with * everything we've got i want more supplies than we are getting . . . To get peace we've got to fight like hell for it." Thus spoke Gen. Eisenhower. And even as he was speaking, cannon, rifles and bayonets-- supplies that the general wants- were being.hetd back from ports of embarkation. Why the tieup? Because of a truckers' strike in Boston. And _, why were they striking? Because of a squabble within the union over an election of officers. Thus a "little group of willful men ' can delay victory and cost lives. Incidentally, they can also give responsible labor a black eye which in the main is wholly unde- · served. Look Out Below One of "the first things me should do, when this war-tim stringency is over, is to start movement to get their shirt tails back. i * « » We understand it is still permis whistle or hum withou the consent of James Petrillo. Bu don't take too much for granted * * * One wonders how the Japs wh are sitting out the war on thos bypassed islands will explain it t their ancestors. 3 9 6 Somebody has said that the rea son a dog is so popular is becaus he wags his tail instead of his ton gue. Your Health By Logan Gardening, M. D. ALLERGIC TO COLD? COME- PEOPLE, ; as we know » J are abnormally sensitive to con ditions \yhich do not affect others a all. My wife and I can stand in late August in a field along the edge of which grow our midwest- em ragweed .and she will be reduced almost to a state of collapst --her eyes will water, she coughi sneezes,-has asthma and a ver rapid heart, while I, brute t h a t ' acknowledge myself to be, am no affected in the least. I do not even sneeze. Heaven only knows the cause of this variation to environ ment, but we call it allergy. Besides the plant allergies and food allergies and animal dander allergies which we may call chem- cal there are physical allergies due to sensitivity to heat and cold sunlight and other forms of light One of these is pernio, or chil- )lain. It occurs only in certain eople and when they are exposec o cold. It does not have to be ex- reme cold. Those who suffer with chilblains may begin to have trouble in the fall. The parts of the skin most often affected are the most exposed 'arts, and for the reason that heir clothing offers more exposure to the elements than men's, vomen are more frequently af- ected. The skin of the forearms, hands, knees and legs down to the nkle rather suddenly on the oc- urrence of even moderate cold veather breaks out into red, raised reas, with pin point blisters. The pain is of a burning character and, f course, it is aggravated when it ilcerates and begins to ooze. Itch- ng is intense, at times. It is by no means always re'cog- mzed even by doctors, although ou would think that everyone mew what chilblains are. Many ases are treated for eczema, or pntact dermatitis and the rela- pnship of cold in causing the condition is not recognized. The real eat of trouble is in the blood ves- els of the skin. Whether this s due to an allergic vasomotor re- ction or whether it-is caused by chronic inflammation of the lood vessels irritated at some time 'hen an extreme exposure to cold msitized them is debatable. At ny rate for all practical purposes -he victim acts like an allergic erson sensitized to cold. That, of course, is the key to the treatment of the situation. When pnng arrives the chilblains go way. So if circumstances permit he ideal treatment is to follow the prmg and go south for the win- .er. If this isn't possible for eco- omic or business reasons, keen overed up. The old fashioned ng-sleeved u n d e r w e a r , and woolen stockings, and staying in- oors m the wintry season are undamental requirements. If the eet or skin anywhere get wet on a snowy day, a change to dry gar- nents should be made at the ear- est possible moment. As all such afflicted persons mow however, the application of eat to the affected part is likely t first to make the symptoms It has been attempted to estab- sti immunization by exposing the **** daily to cool and cold baths, ut tnis is not often successful be- ause the condition of the blood essels once established is the SS J,° n tOT ,-^ e symptoms and annot be readily overcome. " l . s TM M J quite a mean dis- ase to try to treat if you have to o it in a winter climate. I know ne . w ? man who ustfd to take to er bed late in November and stay here urml early March. She pre- c h a n i n climates. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Wacky'Days Davenport Democrat: As you may have begun to suspect, wartime days are wacky Says. People stand patiently In line for 2 hours to get a pack of cigarets, and then blow their tops if .they miss one section of a revolving door on the way back to work. Guys who never could stand bananas now howl their heads off because they can't get them. The laundry eventually sends back the right buttons, bu: the shirts are missing. Maids who used to have one night out now allow the lady of the house one night in. A -customer is publicly commended for slugging a waitress who said, "Doncha know there's a war on?" Reverses In War Kewanee (111.) Star-Courier . 1 -- n" - ^ _ v t t i l ^ L The scope and the weight of the Germans' counteroffensive in the west is another sobering reminder that we have yet to win the war Results of the past week have shattered the complacence of those Americans who believed that the war was to all intent won, and that we could now sit back and rest on our oars. Present reverses are a dire warning that until the last battle is won, we are stili in danger. Same Source Clear Lake Reporter: We should look the truth in the face. Expenses of government--national state, county, city, town or school district--all come from the same source--the pockets of the common man, whatevervhis station or his holdings may be. In spending and in taxation there is no getting something for nothing. Someone pays a price for whatever favors may go to any class or any individual, M a y b e . . . Ames Daily Tribune: Almost everybody was suspicious of the American Communist party when it announced, nearly a year ago :hat it was swearing off party- ane politics for the time being. 3ut maybe there was no subterfuge about it, after all. Maybe the comrades just got discouraged after watching the American civil- ans wartime Behavior for- 2 years,- and decided to give up. Against Co-ops Wright County Monitor: The theory of co-operatives - like the theory of socialism, communism or any other ism where one set of people own everything, strikes deep into the American way of li±e-^-the way of life that has produced the greatest, best and grandest nation ever seen on this old earth. Let's keep it as it is speaking in a general sense. ' Thinner and Thinner Marshalltown T i m e s-Republican: Better warm the butter these cold mornings so it can be spread thinner. The prediction that 24 Joints would be required for but- er has become a reality, inrc Thing- Boone News-Republican: The lovernment has banned all horse ind dog races as'unessential industries. The betting money will i ·?o somewhere else--you can bet! n that' : Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S NOTE--Bcadcr. araulnr Uiemsclvcs of (hi, service fo * ·» f»ee--not toumel--ahouU ilfa Ibeir -- -- *· -----·». BUWMIW aifn taeir lull atme and «tdr»n .nd Inclose S c e n t s Cor return (ostafe. Adlreil Globe-Gazelle Information B u r e a u . Waintnfton. D. C, Do the St. Louis Browns own Sportsman's Park in SI. Louis? The Dodier Realty company o which the late Phil Ball, forme Brown owner, was the head, own the park. After his death the realty company sold the Browns but re tained ownership of the park which is rented to the 2 St. Loui clubs. If prices In the present war had Increased as sharply as in Worb War I would there have been an increase In governmental costs? The OPA has estimated that If prices during this war had risen as sharply as in World War I there would have been approximately a 570,000,000,000 increase in government costs. How much does it cost to build a Martin Mariner? The cost of a 2-engine patrol bomber like the Martin Mariner is about $358,000. When did the last general election take place in England? There has been no general election in Great Britain since November, 1935. Does Ohio use Eastern or Central Standard Time? In 1943 the state legislature passed an act placing the state on Central War Time. Various cities in Ohio, including Cincinnati passed ordinances to retain Eastern War Time during the sum mer season. Is there any significance tn the 3 steps which form the base of the altar cross? The 3 steps at the base of the calvary or graded cross represent faith (at the top), hope and charity. that Was Stephen Collins Foster singer of songs? His brother testified to the fact lat he ( willingly sang for the pleasure of himself and others. What is the amount of interest payable on the public debt? Wha is the rate? ., The annual interest charge on the public debt is now $4,033,000 - ?°L Thl ' s is at an annual rate of 1.923 per cent. Are peanuts native to the United States? Peanuts are supposed to be native of South America. They were carried to Africa by early explorers and missionaries and re-introduced into America in colonial times by the slave traders iditorial of Day PROMPTNESS AND VISION "\UBUQUE TELEGRAPH - HERY ALD: In the midst of some epressmg exhibitions of fumbling delay and wrong-headedhess on he part of some of the world's talesmen, it is encouraging to ome upon one direct and statesmanlike decision by a military That is General Eisenhower's move to close all public schools in ne portion of Germany under al- TM , c 5? tr . 01 ' and his announcement that they will not be reopened until "nazism has been eliminated." The debate on the difficult question of how and when to de-edu- ate and re-educate the Germans till goes on without a decision, iut in the meantime General isenhower has seen the lirst step nd taken it. He surely knows that ne process of re-education will be long one, but he has seen no eason for not beginning it. Nowhere is the poison of Hitler- sm more alarmingly present than i the minds of German youth, nd nowhere is an antidote more uickJy and badly needed. REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS" AGO This is the busy season of the board of supervisors. . . . Wednesday the board met ,with Architect Bogardus and adopted plans anc specifications for the new jail which had already been decided upon. It was found that board could only spend $5,000 for this purpose and they decided to make this sum cover their needs at this time, building in such a manner thai more cells ; may be added whenever needed by simply buying the steel cells. . . . Mrs. Willson's kindergarten will resume on Monday, Jan. 9 Children of mothers who could do plain sewing for tuition will be glady received. THIRTY YEARS AGO Menno Snider, who wears the big" star at the police department, Friday morning said he could hold his temper but a little while longer. He threatened bodily violence to newspaper reporters f they did not quit publishing facts about the criminals who were yet at large in spite of the existence of the police department lere. McArthur Bros, and A. M. Avery of Mason City were both prize vmners for the 10 best ears of com of any variety, professional, at the state corn show held at Ames yesterday. TWENTY YEARS AGO The selection of a new mayor f the city, to serve out the unex- "«£ term of the late James H. McGhee, who died Monday night, nay be announced sometime dur- ng the coming week, it was f 3 TM?^ todav - - - · states nat the 2 remaining commission- rs must appoint a successor but oes not fix a time limit within vhich the appointment must be ~iade. Hundreds of Mason City resi- ents will likely be affected by a ew ruling of the internal revenue ureau, holding,that employes of municipalities are not exempt from federal income tax. . . . TEN YEARS AGO Temperatures which touched a bottom of 9 degrees below zero in Mason City greeted the new year in Iowa Tuesday morning. Two hundred families in Mason City received gifts and cheer from visits of the Social Welfare league during the Christmas week according to Mabel M. Blaise, secretary of the league. Five hundred children and 75 adults also received gifts. The office also cleared 256 baskets. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center BIT KODACHROME A white house, a small house To be my abode, A red barn, a big barn Set close by the road; A green lawn, a nice lawn J For children to play, * A black land, a corn land Where farming w i l l pav; A blue sky. a bright sky And rainbows to flaunt. But gray days or gay days What more could one want? OBSERVING New Source of Bamboo. jMfei note with interest that Sjl* one °f the decisive world ^^ crops and long a bulwark of orient economy, bamboo, is being introduced into middle America as a new ci'op by the United Fruit company at its experimental farm in Honduras. Atherton Lee, director of nesv crops for the company- and former director of the United States department ~of agriculture's tropical experiment station in Puerto Hico, predicts that the crop "will improve the /standards' of. living otthe small farmer in the American tropics, possibly more than any other ; crop, and will cut farm costs and provide increased incomes for small and large farmers alike.'' Bamboo has proved itself to be an inexpensive and durable construction material. It can be used to construct a good, modern tropical house and all the necessary furniture .for the house. Barns, windbreaks, defenses a g a i n s t hurricanes, hillside erosion and flood damages, all may be built of bamboo. It may even be used to construct inexpensive rural water and drainage systems. Bamboo canes already are used to reinforce cement. One species has a standard strength test of 52,000 pounds per square inch as compared with 60,000 pounds for good quality steel used for the same.purpose. Other species may' be even stronger. . · - Motor Traffic Plan I was interested to note that one of the chief postwar projects for Denver, Colo is a system to distribute motor traffic entering the city to outgoing arteries and to business and residential sections without overcrowding existing streets. Mason City has several bottlenecks of this character that are getting consideration in the postwar planning program. On Oshkosh Tox Plan ; can imagine , that other cities will be watching with interest the experiment in collecting municipal taxes m 4 installments now under way at Oshkosh, VVis. A maximum of simplicity and a record of fine results are claimed for it following its use, with certain changes and modifications, over a period of a dozen years. Under the Oshkosh plan, 25 per cent of tax payments are due ev- sry other month commencing with the first quarter due, in January and (he last quarter due not later than July 31. Figures on Oshkosh's experience under the installment system snow a decline in tax delinquency from 5.48 per cent in 1940 to 1 7 per cent in 194$. Real and personal property tax collections in 1944 totaled $1,523,661 out of a complete tax roll of $1,550,519 to attain the 17'per cent delinquency figure. For the first time in Oshkosh's history personal property taxes, amounting to $303,440, were collected 100 per cent. \ --V-- "No More Afraid" ; am pleased, to pass along a g a i n t h i s New Year's g r e e t i n g in verse form from Fred D. Cram of Iowa State Teachers college, former -well- known Mason City school man: . The people-- Tfaal is the word Politicians, stiftsmtn, potli, ind all between Mar well learn and never Dnltirn. ' The people-- . They are educated. They are trained to do iklllful work. Sweuf and blood ana lean terror* for them. The; ahiinfc onlr at ilarery. Tb« i people-The? art Iniplred. They are no looter afraid of rboiti, Nor devlli, nor iodj, nor holy men. They fear only themselves. The people-Respectful they Only of hlra tblnu, noble tbinu. They aspire, Ihty climb, they pray. The sky it theirs, and the earth. Ana all the waters. And the sir. tbt people-Boundary lines, to ihem, Are conneetlnj links", not barriers. They shrink Irom llmllinr lam. The ra!e» they frame Spetk Htf, ant liberty, and hope For belter laws to come. The Day's Bouquet To MRS. FLOYD JOHNSON^ for accepting the important chairmanship of the Red Cross blood donor campaign to be held here the week of Feb. 5-9 for : the purpose of gathering plasma for the treatment of American soldiers on the fighting fronts. We know Mrs. Johnson will have the co-operation of everyone in this important campaign. Meson City Glebe-Gazette _An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPEB ^S?"* 1 Every Week Day by the GtOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHINC CO " S . AdvertUIni «,r. Wednesday, -T--- Jan. 3, 1945 Entered as sectmd-clasj ' matter April 17, 19^0, at the postoHlce a Mason City, towa. under the act ot March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. . Th. Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for recublication of all ne»-« dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited in this paper and also-the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Maion Cify and Clear Lake b- jear lift Mason Cllr and Clear Lake br week. 3a* Outside 100 Mile Zont--Per year *106 months S3.SO; 3 months 33; l month *l' Outside Mason Citr «n« Clear Lake and Within 100 Mile, cf M.iou Clly and o". side of the Carrier Dlitrictj of Maaaa City and Clear Lake: *»··« Per year by mail j 7 0 o By mall 6 month. . . . * 3 7 S By mall 3 months ... . . tiro By mail 1 month "" » 7a To the wishes at the peopla-- Volclnj hla-h wishes, for tomorrow LOOK--TM ST1U. CURIOUS A80UT PINDINS YOU HERE A PBSONER OF THE JAPS' I HAVE A FERJN3 THAT'S NATUKAL..1YOU MUST HAVE SEEN PLENTX OF fflRlS LIKE -ME/ 1-V/A GKATEFUL FO* YOUR HELPlkS ME--AND-- VVclL TVWfffe ALL/ WE'RS ON ^^ iVAV/ NOTH1SS THE NIPS HAVE, WILL STOP PiCfCISS UP YOUR PAU SCOKHy, WITH TrilS USED TO HAV1NO A EK'--THiS \S WEU-. IT NEVER GOT THERE 1 I'UL BET -OU TO MAIL IT' \VHAT A MEMORY MCXJ HAVE! S THAT SO?AS I RECALL 7H5 OCCASION X3U WERE GOING OUT TO MAIL A CHRISTMAS OHiGOSH! 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