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February 11, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 8

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8 Friday, Feb. 11. 1944 MASON CIT* GLOBE-GAZETTE Moral Effect of Beachhead Fight Great ' By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst :The "fierce struggle for the An4orNettuno beachhead, south of Rome,-looks as though it might become one oE the sensational ·battles ot the ·war .-- 'and a bloody one. It isn't .great ih. .the 1 sense that' it can be decisive, whichever side w;ihs. It's.' i in p o r t- ance lies in no small degree in its moral effect. ': - i- :· The enemy's ----^.^^«« Violent attempt MACKENZIE to annihilate 'the Anglo-American: force in- the big beachhead is part and parcel of the delaying psychological war which Hitler is waging in'an effort to gain time. He hopes by this to get some lucky break. · We see- the ;same thing on a monumental scale in the Dnieper , bend;on the Russian front. There the^nazi all highest has long been risking haLC a million men'in a fantastically" dangerous holding operation which is more than half political. He's protecting the gateway to the Balkans to prevent a revolt among, his satellites there So it Is with the Anzio-Nef- .tuno beachhead. Hitler needs a spectacular victory to impress wavering supporters and hand Ms stricken people a ray' qf hope. He must persuade friends and foes that Germany is still a mighty power. The stage setting is perfect. The allied force is almost at the gates of Rome, after a triumphant amphibious invasion. which centered the eyes of the world on the scene. If the fuehrer can smash us, his propagandists can bjoiv the feat up into a victory as high as the Alps. Official reports say -we have been .holding our own. However, the position is difficult for us. The tor Furniture,. Wood work with DUCO The Easy to Use Enamel BOOMHOWER : HARDWARE* Germans, who apparently possess numerical superiority, are on high ground which overlooks the beachhead. They're flingirig everything they can; get hold of at our men. Still, we have air superiority-an invaluable asset--and a naval fleet off shore is backing us up. Officialdom expresses confidence we shall win.the day. HITLER IS TRYING TO IMPRESS FINLAND One of those whom Hitler is trying to impress .with a beachhead victory is little Finland. The Helsinki government is burning midnight oil over' Secretary of State 'Hull's warning that the Finns must quit Hitlerdom or their blood will be on their own heads. What (he Finnish covernment must recognize is that this is the showdown. .Only a quick peace with Russia can help Finland--if indeed it isn't too late already. The German withdrawal from Leningrad, clear back into Estonia, has opened the way for a soviet offensive against Finland. Red Star, medium of the Russian army, Thursday warned the Finns that the red forces, not Finnish collaboration with Hitler, would determine Finland's border. That's* blunt talk, and the only possible answer must come from Helsinki--it can't come from any of the allies.. . . . The writing r on the wall seems to read clearly that the western allies aren't going to break relations with Russia over any territorial : questions which thus far have arisen. Washington and London might put in a plea for leniency towards' Finland if she were smart. and quit'now;,' but they aren't going to war over the issue i 11 Pies Missing Fort Dodge, (/P)--Eleven out of 17 freshly baked pies, intended as refreshments for members ol the Hawley school Parent-Teacher association mysteriously disappeared from the school here Thursday night as Police Judge Elmo McCormick addressed members of the organization on the subject of "Juvenile Delinquency." The pies, baked by mothers of the 6th grade students, were left in the school kitchen while Judge McCormick spoke. A group of high school boys is sus- pested of the theft. Cookies hurriedly purchased from a downtown bakery supplemented -the reduced pie rations when refreshments were served. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. More Comfort Wearing FALSE TEETH Here is a pleasant way to overcome loose plate discomfort. FASTEETH. an Unproved powder, sprinkled on upper and" lower plates holds tfcem firmer so that they feel more comfortable. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeJiDg. Its alkaline (non-acid). Does not sour. Checks "plate odor" (denture breath). G«t rASTEETH today at any drug store. THESE TIMES WOMEN are LEARNING that LOW HEELS have a definite 'place in the activity of nearly EVERY INDIVIDUAL They're learning, too, that tHe good ones sold at this store are the best investment and are the most certain to last between RATION COUPON DATES Special effort, is made to secure soft pliable leathers in these every day service- styles and we show them in either leather or composition soles. 4.00 4.50 5.00 Nichols Green "Where the GOOD SHOES Come From" Be sure to Buy your EXTRA WAR BONDS before the 15th ,/t Ohio Judge to Speak Sunday at First Christian Church To Discuss Relation of War Conditions to Juvenile Delinquency Judge Fred G. Bale, Columbus, Ohio, one of the nation's foremost authorities on juvenile delinquency, has been booked to lecture at the First Christian church in Mason City Sunday at 7:30 p. m. Announced to speak on "Tomorrow's Citizens," Judge Bale will discuss /the relation at war conditions to youth problems. Juvenile court records, FBI reports and his own experiences while a juvenile court officer will be referred to by Judge Bale in his discussion of the recent startling increase in court cases involving teen-age boys and girls. The lecture is open to the public without admission charge. While here Judge Bale will speak at the high school on the principles at successful living in :he modern and postwar world. * Judge Bale's 5 month statewide tour, is .spousored .by .the .Iowa Anti-Saloon league in co-opera- r are AT AIRMEN'S NEW REST STATION--These 2 photos were taken at the new air force redistribution station in Atlantic City, N. J., where' battle weary airmen relax before they are reclassified and sent back to combat. Enjoying a stroll .along the beach with his wife (top) is Lt Thomas B. Dyer, Ann Arbor, Mich. At bottom, the former Esther Hasman hands a piece of wedding cake to a sergeant after her marriage at the station to Tech Sgt Harry,, Warm (center) of Brooklyn, N. Y. Investigator Bathes With 200 Miners for Answers , St. Louis, (U.PJ--Ed Doody. pro-* fesslonal interviewer lor surveys, reports some of his occupational hazards. that once he took 50 showers a day to get answers to some questions. A client wanted to know _ -, ... _ __ coal, miners' opinions on a long McClain, 23, ' Burlington * Iowa" list of questions. Doody tried ap- bootlegger, told Des Moines po- proaching miners as they came lice Friday that there are Bought in Chicago ' Des Moines, (U.B--John Lewis out of the mines, and was met McCIain was arrested Thursdav with 11 cases of Illinois seal whisky in his car. He said he had brought if here from Chicago where . h e obtained · one of the bootleg gas ration books. The whisky was destined for a tavern owner here where sale of liquor by the drink is illegal. The French port of Dunkerque gets its name from an old kirk that was built on its sands. f. i · or* o Itching Skin? Stop Scratching!-Here Is Quick Ease and Comfort Now. that clean, powerful, pcnctratinc Moane's Emerald Oil is available at drug stores tnousands have found helpful relic/ from the distressing itching ana torture of rashes, eczema poison n-y and other externally caused skin troubles.' No! only does the intense itching, burning or stinting quickly svibside, but healing is more quickly promoted Get an original bottle oE Emerald Oil.-- Greaseless -- Stainless. Money - refunded, if.not satisfied. OSCO) Dmf C» with fatigue and--profanity. He signed gasoline ration books can tried going to their homes--and be bought for 3 cents a gallon found them sleeping,, at work or Tuifm^tn TMo,- ..u..,...*..^ m, , eating. A company official told him that the miners relax in the 30 minutes it' takes them to scrub (he:coal dust off (heir bodies under showers. Doody went into the showers. Four days he showered: He came out with a clean beat- answers from 200 miners. And speaking of showers, Doody says that the only question in his surveys that's always answered the same , is, "How often do you bathe?" · Everybody, it seems, bathes daily. '.· . Once a war plant asked Doody to find out where -safety, signs should be posted to reach a maximum number of "workers. As the interviewer entered the plant, he had with him-his counting machine, a little gadget carried in the palm of the hand. He was going to stand in corridors and in nooks and crannies to see where workers congregate. Fearing that Doody 'would be suspected as a nazi spy. the management took the gadget away From him. They figured it even looked suspicious for him to stand around uith pad and pencil and mark down · numbers. Doody ended by counting on his fingers. His report said that 75 per cent of the signs should be posted in the powder rooms. Sometimes Doody has to go around (o the bars to see what radio stations the boys in the back room-list en to. Of course, he has to drink a couple of beers to be one of the boys. · . But Doody always curls up and ;oes to sleep when he drinks beer. · . Especially since the war started, dog food - manufacturers' have asked Doody to find out wha( dog food is the most popular. As a man of scientific spirit, Doody roes to the dogs themselves. He mpanels a "consumers' jury" of mongrels- Be praises the simple co-operation of his subjects. "They either like the food or they don't." When a dog gels temperamental n the presence of an investigator, md indicates that.at that moment 1C wouldn't touch a rare sirloin, Doody simply crosses the dog off his list. But there's one thing that snaps Doody'5 p a t i e n c e . Sometimes, when he's making phone call surveys some, wise guy says, "Hey, how do I get » snap job like yours?" .£asl Liverpool, Ohio, CU.R)--Sgt Castor oil is used as an indus- rial lubricant T-\ B of places" -- 'a lot in Chicago where un- JUDGE f./G. BALE PREVIEW GIVEN BY BRICKER Ohio Governor Outlines Stand of Many Issues Washington, (/?)--Big, smiling John W. Bricker, who is govenyr of Ohio and wants to be president, took a curtain cue for the 3rd act Friday of what his friends were frankly billing as a critical Washington preview of the man they think can win the republican nomination.. Given an unofficial once-over by the capital news corps at a press conference and the applause and cheers of a republican crowd at a Lincoln birthday banquet Thursday night, Bricker Friday f a c e d another curious-minded group at a National Press club luncheou. Confident he was passing muster, Bricker supporters already were congratulating themselves on having put on a good show for the 3rd-term governor. They made plans to send him oft next month on a trip to the west coast where a potential rival. Wendell Ii. Willkie, is the current political attraction. Speaking for the group that would like to see Bricker nominated at Chicago in June. Senator Taft (R.-Ohio) said he thought the 50 year old governor had made a good impression. Bricker left no doubt where he stands on some of the big issues of the day in his banquet talk and at his press conference. He struck out at labor' unrest, advocating wartime anti-strike laws and dismissing the national service alt proposal indorsed by President Roosevelt as "no answer to this problem at this late date." "The time has come," he declared, "to support the.millions of workers who want io work and quit coddling selfish labor leaders election." He chicled the democrats for having "only one candidate"-presumably President Hoosevelt-- and voiced resentment that they should attempt to appropriate a "win the war" slogan as their own for the campaign. Criticizing the administration for what he called its "confused program of spend, waste, borrow and tax," Bricker drew cheers in his banquet speech when he said he was "more interested in winning the coming election for the republican pa.rty and in defeating the hew deal philosophy of government than I am in being president of the United States." "In Lincoln's day," he said, "the question was, shall America remain a nation? In our day, the question is, shall main American?" the - nation re- Woman Elected Head of Polled Hereford Group at Cedar Rapids C e d a r R a p i d s--Mrs. Helen Kelleher of Winters et was elected president of the Iowa Polled Hereford association at the group's annual meeting here Thursday evening. The Winterset woman, who had been vice president during the last year, succeeded N. M. Leonard of Waukee. L. A. Jester of Des'Moines was named vice president and Mervin Christenson of Lone Rock was reelected to the executive committee. In a state Polled Hereford show here Thursday preceding an auction Friday, the grand champion bull, a yearling, was exhibited by Ernest Day of Grimes. The grand champion female, a senior heifer calf, was exhibited by H. L. Schooley of West Liberty. One auto manufacturer turned out heavy bomber engines totaling nearly 30,000,000 horsepower in 1943. NON-YELLOWING WHITE ENAMEL For fC/fchen and Bathroom 'O'Brien's Liquid Lite -- * dur-- able. washable, high gloss finish that will not turn yellow. Stays White. Dries quickly. Brushes easily. One coat covers! $ 1 4 5 IlL'l NEW SPRING BLOUSES Here is a group of lovely cotton blouses. Tailored styles with long and short sleeves--that popular number with eyelet ruffle trim--the button-down-the- back style with jewelry neckline. The low price will surprise you. only $ J .98 MERKEL'S BASEMENT GREETINGS - BOY SCOUTS i of AMERICA Merkel's salutes the Boy Scouts of America on their 34th anniversary and pays I tribute to them for their 1 wonderful work in the I war effort. . '· SPRIGHTLY LITTLE STRAW AND FELT HATS TO VIGNETTE A PRETTY FACE AND TO GIVE A GAY HINT OF THE SEASON TO COME! KEEP AND tmo/d: IN WOOL WITH ACHIEVE THE BEST IN STYIE WITH EASE OF SEWING WOOL CHECK Yd. $2.95 Shepherd Check 100% Wool in black, brown and navy. 60 inch. WOOL PLAID Yd. $2.49 A lovely plaicl fabric. 45% \vool and 55% rayon. 54 inch. WOOL PLAID Yd. $3.49 Monotone shades of tan and brown in 100% .wool. A fine fabric lor suits. 06 inch. Also tweed- mixtures of 50% wool and 50% rayon. WOOL TWEEDS Yd. $4.25 New spring coating' in pastel tweeds. 100% wool.

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