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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 17

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^^^^^^^ , E D i f o R I A L s-- · ' ' ' ' · ' · ' · ' . · · · ' · ' ' · · " - ' · · ' · ~ · " ." ~: :-----:·------";----- ,-~...rr-....--:"---.-.-.-.-...:i^~^,..__^:~~..:~~~^~~-~:~~~---~--- ' --...·.·.--.-. - . , . . - . . , - . . ·w · * » w. *j tftufci · »*·...·. , » . . _ . , . _ _ . . · . . , "~ ' · · - - · - - - - · · - . . . - . . _ . . Lend-Leose Future Presents Some Big Problems to U. S. »T»HE time is approaching when * our congress will have to make some rather important decisions regarding the lend-lease program. First, It will have to decide how to adapt the plan to changed conditions -- possibly to post-war situations. There is general agreement on the iact that there must be a lend-lease program -- or something like it-- for some time alter hostilities have ceased. In our own interests, it will be practical to aid some ol our allies in their rehabilitation programs after the war. Radical forms of government are nurtured in a climate of economic distress. The difference will arise over the extent of the aid and how long it should be continued. The biggest problem will lie in making certain that lend-lease is not permitted to penalize sections of American economic enterprise. QNE enigma has already risen v in the form of a proposal to suspend the restriction against Britain reselling lend-lease goods Discussing this proposal, the Christian Science Monitor recently stated: "As the end of the war approaches^ it becomes clear that there will be a surplus of some lend-lease items in British hands. American objection to resale of these goods would probably not n i . m = urm °untabler .agreements t ? n be worked out to shift the title of these items from American to British hands. 'It would be more economical h pe Til ^'P* to - market th «m abroad than to require their re- shmment to the United States. Endless detail would be involved in an American effort to take QN the other hand, there are T"'potential dangers in allowinj beneficiaries of lend-lease to re sell the items furnished them There was good cause for inserting^ the restrictions in the existing Congress is going to have to carefully weigh the proposals re- HIGH TENSION LINES! Look Out /tSSfiR, Below ·Vrefc A year ago the Russians were asking about a 2nd front. This year the same question is being asked--and addressed to Moscow. "fr ft * Though tough, the new ration restrictions, you'll agree, are not half as tough as living in a foxhole and being shot at. * " * a In those. Jan. 1, envelopes-those with a cellophane window will be found-another reminder of Christmas. we should-- or could-- aid in restoring worldwide political and economic stability. too Don't Overdo It "£)ON'T smother us with ,,, much love and affection' writes a frank and puzzled returned war veteran in the Saturday Evening Post, "especially gamzed love and affection ' "A little paternalism goes a lone way and we're already bewildered and annoyed by organiza- ?°^ «? r veterans) springing up alt over the country. Everyone and his brother, it seems to us wants to have a hand in the excitement before the hour is too "Have fun, but don't parade your second-hand thrills in our presence; This may Eeem brutal tarn, but you may as well have it with the bark off." This reaction may not be typical, but it does point up a problem veterans groups should co sider carefully lest they create resentment that will defeat « laudable purpose. The first American volunteers were scarcely in uniform before existing organizations began planning for their recruitment at war's end. Many new ones since have been born, the latest just the other-day in Kansas ,City. Because the ones which fail to attract substantial World war II membership are likely to go into eclipse, the competition is keen. Such competition can be more detrimental than beneficial to the ^erviceman's rehabilitation. That -danger, therefore, demands that veterans' societies, for their own and the serviceman's g o o d , do their utmost to work in harmony rather than rivalry, and to hold the number of new groups to a minimum. con- Future Germany A MERICANS always find themselves puzzled when they try to , think about Germans. They have known Germans as friendly, clean, hard-working, intelligent! good neighbors, with a trend to the scholarly among the higher classes. Now they are confronted with nazi armies guilty of atrocities almost beyond belief. The younger ones have been turned into fiends. How did this come about? It was done by education and propaganda. Germans were told even before the last war that the fatherland was "ringed by foes" They have been told this and other lies still more strongly in the last 11 years. The young have been taken from parents who still held with kindness and decency, and taught to worship the unjust and warlike fuehrer instead of a just and kindly God. Everything has been done to harden them and make them cruel --with success. But what man has done man can undo. There was a time when Germans loved freedom, when they were kind and friendly. A new generation, now in babyhood or still unborn, can be trained as rightly as this one was bent wrongly. It CAN be done. But it will take long, persistent and extremely intelligent effort. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. PAINLESS PROCESS T AST MONTH, on December *-· 11, in Hartford, Conn., a distinguished group of dentists and doctors celebrated the 100th anniversary of the occasion when Horace W e l l s first administered laughing gas--nitrous oxide--to produce anaesthesia for the extraction of a tooth. ^ he P la ce and the occasion are fitting. Horace Wells was a Hart- tord citizen, a dentist, and it was m Hartford that this important event m the history of surgery and dentistry occurred. The circumstances of the historic event are that as early as August 1840, Dr. Wells had been thinking of the possibility of this and said to Dr. L. P. Broekett, of Hartford, that he "believed a man might be made so drunk by the inhalation of nitrous oxide gas or some similar agent that dental or other operations might be -performed on him without any sensation on the part of the patient." He made no practical application of his idea, however, until on Dec 10, 1844, he attended the lecture of one Gardner Q. Colton. Cotton was one of a set of familiar figures in the early days of our republic He travelled from city to city giving a lecture and demonstration of chemistry. Chemistry was then* a very young science indeed. It had not been harnessed by industry nor to any extent formally introduced into university education. Its phenomena, such as the production of a gas when 2 liquids were mixed together, or a solid precipitate when 2 liquids xvere mixed together, were considerd to be mysterious and interesting much as mind reading and mesmerism are considered now but nobody saw any practical application of them. Colton evidently gave a good snow. One ot his stunts was to have members of the audience come up on the stage and he would lave them inhale nitrous oxide augning gas. They went into gales of laughter, and cut' up and cavorted about the s t a g e The more dignified the subject was, ne more fun it was for the audi- e " C £ £ ne o£ the subjects on the mght Horace Wells attended hit his foot against a chair and received quite a severe iniurv but avowed that he felt no pain! Horace Wells acted on this hint and the next day he and Dr. J. M uggs, the.dentist who is fespon- u-^ fo - r desc nbing Kiggs' disease, which is pyorrhoea, obtained Mr Alton's assistance and admin- stered nitrous oxide to Wells Dr tiggs then extracted a tooth" \hen he awoke Wells cried--"It did not hurt me more than the prick of a pin. It is the greatest discovery ever made." Horace Wells afterwards went 0 .,?°, st ? n to demonstrate the method, but failed to keep the pa- lent anaesthetized. He returned n disgrace, at least in his own yes, to Hartford, and later in Vew York committed suicide in espair at what he considered the allure of his idea. His credit is now properly as- essed, however. It is true t h ' a t years before, in Jefferson, Geor- "!?· Dr - Crawford W. Long-gave tner for a surgical operation, and fte worldwide use of anaesthesia n w e J;° Horace Well ' s Partner, ? r M^; T 'P- Mort0 "' who, in 1845 publicly demonstrated it at the M a « ach "?etts General hospital, Boston. The anaesthetic controversy is an unhappy one. All deserve ?h edlt ',. H ?!? ce Wells « muc h " 'he rest. The idea was in the air 100 years ago and many men had a part in perfecting it. There are newer anaesthetics noiy and a great perfection of an- aesthetic technique. But for selected purposes there is probably none better than Horace Well's nitrous oxide. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Important Questions Waterloo Courier: Will the typically Prussian strategy of frightfulness succeed? We will leave the answer to the armed forces which must pay the price. But it is becoming: increasingly clear that anything less than unconditional surrender would only permit the Germans to unleash a few years hence another and more terrible war. Might not a high price now actually seem like a bargain compared to the cost of repulsing future German aggression? Unpopular Lame Duck Marshalltown Times-Republican: Sixty-seven lame ducks will not return for the 79th session of congress. The most unpopular is Ham Fish, who had been elected many times in the district in which Hoosevelt lives. Fish has been one of the worst bores ever sent to congress. Even his republican colleagues welcome his democratic successor. Speed Limit Atlantic News-Telegraph: The move to establish a national speed limit of 60 miles an hour could be improved by making the limit 50 miles an hour and then building cars which would not go faster than the legal limit. There is rarely any need for traveling at high speeds. Most of the speeders drive at top speeds for the thrill they get out of it, rather than from necessity. Protection?^ Sioux City Journal: Some mem- say they want , /· - -- Hed in the chamber because they have difficulty in hearing w h a t is being said. That will be all right with the rest of us, provided they do not insist on forcing us to accept amplifiers. If this is a democracy we surely ought to have that much protection. Youngsters In Jobs Davenport Democrat: Viewed from a national standpoint, the problem occasioned by 'teen-age youngsters dropping their school work to accept remunerative jobs is exceedingly serious. It is estimated that 3 million boys and girls throughout the country are now working, Keep 'Em Rolling Dubuque Telegraph - Herald: Sometimes it is difficult to remember that a little bit more war- required waste from every Ameri- fnn lritni£n it«:ii -- * i __ _ microphones installed Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOK'S KOTE-- Beidcri jviilinr thenuelve, of tbl, itrrjec tar tinntlaas «f net-- not couniel-- ihould ilrn their foil i»u« tnd »4dr«. tad to,!,,, s J . « ° l I" rtlurn post ( e. Addrcil' Ha» anyone ever discovered the secret of the extreme hardness of the mediaeval Japanese sword? The method of hardening still is not known, and is, probably, the only "lost art" in metallurgy. This type of sword has been describee as the world's most efficient cutting weapon. What is the Indiana ballot? It is a form of secret ballot used in 28 states, in which names ol candidates of different parties are printed in separate columns with the party name and party circle and sometimes the party emblem at the top of each column. How many microphones have to be used in putting on a larre radio show? Three to 6 microphones may be US6Q. Does a tumbler pieeon ever kill itself by its antics in the air? Occasionally one may lose control and kill itself by crashing Can an American join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police? Applications for engagement in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are accepted only from British subjects who are resident in Canada, between the ages of and 30 years, and single. Are members of the navy nurse « , with their uniforms? The changes in uniform of the navy nurse corps, recently approved, include beige hose to be worn with the nurse's service dress white uniform. Since "limited service" for enlisted men in the army has been discontinued, what is the proced- Ff ta e c s e ° r thos e who are o Deiow the physical standard? W - h ? is found ' rmnimum physical belr t below the standards as to be dt^ualfflSf for any reasonably available assignment is discharged because physical disability. £ "/!£!* ^ Say that ' shi P s per hour?" The "per hour" is superfluous since the term "knoi" means nautical miles per hour What were the names of the 2 fiorses presented to General Grant by the Sultan of Turkey? Leopard and Linden Tree. REMEMBER^ FORTY YEARS AGO The meeting ot the "Wosgle- bugs" at Miss Edna Temple's Pri- oay evening was considered i great success by all present Om of the novelties of the evening wa the experiment of putting shingl SfJ* mt? ^ a " alrBady Ml tfaa o water without running it over It be dropped in without any water running out. w^ 1SS *? ecil Millj ean entertained Wednesday evening in honor of Billy Himsel who leaves today for Kan.*, TM,, The evenirg W J en f and refresh- TM , - ments All the girts are glad that Miss Milligan afforded them William. . to say farewell can kitchen will get more supplies to the fronts faster, save lives, and end the war a little sooner. But it s true. So keep 'em rolling. Conspicuous Sioux City Journal: The inter- American parley called by Mexico to consider questions of international importance in the western hemisphere made Argentina quite conspicuous as she was left off the invitation list. ^'.finition Decorah Public Opinion: Christ- rn ?.? Cheer-. That which cQme _ ivith a flutter of angels' wings and goes with a swallow of bicarbon- THIRTY YEARS AGO Over a score of persons m c t death suddenly, by accident or foul play, by their own hand, or under suspicious circumstances making investigation necessary in his county during the past year according to the records of Coroner W. E. Long. Antioch Commandery of the Knights Templar has named the committee to have charge of plans for the annual Charity ball W L Patton i announced those appointed o s J- ^ Irons, George Dieckman, S. B. Drake, George Feldman, .1. r ' Fred p - Wilson, W and George Penson. " OBSERVING Smallpox at New Low am gratified by the announcement just made by the Iowa department o£ health that our state in 1944 completed a 3-year low level in the reporting of smallpox cases. The total of 83 cases reported during the period 1942-1944, according to the department, is the lowest for any 3 year span since reporting of cases was instituted on a general scale in 1908. Two reasons which the department labeled as "good on the one hand and bad on 'the other" account for the "continuing low level of this disease during recent years." "The good reason," the department declared, "is that Iowa has seen an upsurge in vaccination against smallpox in recent years Credit for this goes to the doctors of the state and to the educational efforts of the schools, newspapers and radios, and the various private and public organizations which have participated in anti-smallpox campaigns." "The other reason," it was added, "is simply that Iowa had so much smallpox in the past decade that hundreds and thousands ol persons became immune to the disease by virtue of the fact that they had already had it." The department did not attempt to assay which factor carried the most weight in main. » . . - - - - - - ·- -- - Q » . V 44.. tiiciiii-- taming the low occurrence level of this disease, but it was brought out that "universal vaccination is the only preventive presently known that will keep smallpox down in the future." .1 " T . he J? ast 3 years demonstrate the truth that this disease ultimately can be wiped out," the department said. "The thing to do now is to keep on vaccinating against it." Actual case totals during the were 25 eases in in 1943, and 34 in 1944. y Model Resolution! hope your new year's resolutions were at least roughly similar to these passed out as a model for members by the Mason City Lions club: To be so young that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet, 4v, T .° imake a11 your Blends feel that they are worthwhile. To look on the funny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only of the best to work only for the best, and to expect only the best- To be just as enthusiastic about success for others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press onward to greater achievements in the future at =n W « ?ar a checrful countenance at all times and to h ready for every living creature you meet. To nive so much time to the improvement o£ yourself that you have not time to criticize others To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble --V-By Way of Reminder rather like (he suggestion contained in one of our exchanges that "just to keep ourselves reminded of our obligation--which will not end when the victory comes in Europe--maybe we should place a sign before us in our place of employment that we can see every time we come in or SO out." A sign something like (his was proposed: . JOHNNY JONES LEF T THIS DEPARTMENT TO FIGHT FOR HIS COUNTRY WILL STILL BE ON THE JOB Ki THE PACIFIC _ "GlrriNG THE JAPANESE WHEN THE WAR IN EUROPE LET'S ENDS. STICK ON OUK JOBS UNTIL JOHNNY HAS FINISHED HIS. _V-Information, Please! 1. What food is most extensively used? 2 What is the largest Spanish- speaking city in the world? 3. What inland body of water in Asia is saltier than the ocean? ANSWERS: 1, Rice; 2, Buenos Aires, Argentina; 3, The Dead se; The Day's Bouquet To THE EMPLOYES OF THE ¥£SON CITY TENT, AWNING AND CANVAS staying on the job 7 days a week rilling an emergency order for squad tents which are used for hospital tents by the armed forces. Most of the employes are women who have husbands sons or near relatives in the service I.EE F. LOOM1S . W. EARL KALI, ENOCH A. N O U K M UOYD L. GEEK Moson City Globe-Goiette An A. IV. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the GLOIU'-GAZETTE I'UULISHIS'C f'O 121-123 East Slate Street Telephone 3800 · . Fublliber M»nailnr Editor . City Editor . Adverllsllic M|r. Thursday, Jan. 4. 1915 Entered as sccond-rla-j matter April [7. 1930. at the postofflce at Mason city Iowa, under the net of March 3. 1879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. T|. Associated Press | s exclusively entitled to the use for rcpubllcallon ot all news 1 5S, tc 5 e ? crcdiled '» It "· »ot otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Uk« by year. S10 Mason city »nd Clear Lake by week Oulsid, loo Mile Zone--Per year' S months ~ ' ye month Si! 3 months 1 C " y " nd n 100 Miles of Maion City .nd Outside of the Carrier Dhlrlcls of Mason Clly ana Clttr. Lite: Per year by carrier ................ J1000 Per week by carrier ..... ; ..... '· Per year by mall ..... ....... * I'M By mail 6 months ..... * 3*75 By mnil 3 months ........ "" 5 2 'oo By mall 1 month ......... " J 79 TWENTY YEAES AGO The federal bonus certificates for the veterans of the World war are beginning to arrive in Mason City. Among the first, if not the first, to arrive at the local post- office was the certificate of Howard A. O'Leary, adjutant of Clau- Le"",TM e " P ° St ° £ th ° American Editorial of Day BASTOGNE: AMERICAN EPIC CHICAGO SUN: Bastogne is a *·* bright new word in the lexicon A i"^ ri . can military heroism. Belgian road junction town was of such strategic value in the Crerman attempt to reach the Meuse that von Rundstedt could hardly choose to by-pass it On pur side, the realization that Bastogne must be held was accepted gallantly from topmost to lowest ranks of its defenders. The spirit of against which the 'the garrison, Germans turned loose everything they h a d ' was embodied in a reply of one of its officers to a demand for surrender: "To the German commander. Nuts." No less courageous were the 3d army units which drove to the rescue. WTien Maj. Gen. Maxwell D Taylor completed his 3,500-mile dash by airplane and jeep from Washington to besieged Bastogne --the last few miles through enemy lines--he had no need to echo the words of Gen. Phil Sheridan after the latter's storied 20-mile ride. The Civil War leader told his troops, 'We must face the other way.; The men of Bastogne, including the wounded, had never stopped facing the right way. With the personnel entirely changed and a woman adding her charm to the atmosphere of a place where women seldonvtrod before except to trudge on through to jail, the sheriffs office today got down to the routine of its varied duties. Among the first acts of Mrs. B. B. Thomas, the office deputy, was to issue permits to carry STM s , *? THarr y V. Homrig and Frank A. Law, the other deputies. TEN YEARS AGO St. Petersburg, Fla. Immigration f"^H^l^ ayv °^ dd ^ da y.£ clear ,-,, * j - » young Japanese arrested after he was found taking photographs of the harbor in which a United States warship lay. ine man could produce no ports. Contracts totaling y 5100,000 for the n e w M 0 n o n ery Ward business block at First and South Federal avenue will be let to the following Mason City firms: Rye and Peterson, I d e a l Plumbing and Heating company H. C. Determan, Ray E. Pauley company. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center POWDER PUFFS Once corporals barked at raw recruits, Wipe off those smiles, you hick galoots!" But with the WACs, one now supposes, Its "Wipe t h a t shine from off your noses!" r avs 'B THESE BOAT B3VS KNOvV THSE sJOB / I CHECKED SCOBCHV'S LOCATION AS HE BAILED CUT.. LET'S HE'S STILL' STILL NO SIM OF A RESCUE, SCORCHV...VOU DON'T T TH=V THEYU. SHOW !..-ITiSTHE NIPS, WE HAVE TO WC ABOUT/ SCOKCHYMP sjzy ~ JAS CM A SMALL PAC/FJC JSiAlVO - SHUX.MUGGS.DOMT WORRY 'BCUT THET-- EC YEW LET ME PLAY AH PROMISE NOT TO ROUGH YEW f 30YS UP ANY MORE THIN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY SAY THE TORD AND I'LL TRY, W LET IT GO T BUT WLl GET NOWHERE.AMD? KNOW WHEN YOUR COSTS WILL MOUNT. 1 I'M LtCKED: H M ? MCCALL MADFME HEDGE! SMARTER THAU I TriOUQHT. WAS THAT DENT MADE BEFORE THE ACCIDENT OQ NOT? I'D GIVE A LOT TO KNOW , HOW HE COULD WHAT 0!FF DOES DAT MAKE AS I DO/THAT THIS IFWECANHANITONHIM? MAKVrOODISM'T LL RIGHT,MEN- -y GEE,LUCAS' PL-9CE YOUR KOR5E5J DO mi THINK TAIL TO TAIL, RIDE /SIR OAKY HAS TEW PACES, TURM £ A CHANCE? THAT'S RIGHT-WOW OWE-- TWO- MO-6UT THERE fe ITHW'T GCiH THIS FIGHT, jfjTO BE MUCH $ DUKE? -CM TIRED/CALL MIGHT AS WELLTl?/ OH, BUU MISS ALtEN ,-youcAw EKJG43EDTC GOINSTO MAf?f?/."HOVMLL VINNE-'-LETHER ON MY WEDDING DIKSS, WHILE THArSV.HAr IMCUEIOUS ID FIND our.!' WHY ALL THESE SPACE "HIPS.TfMAK! IF THE FIRST WE SEND OUT DESTROYED BY 50ME FLYING STAR FRAGMENT - -I, WLL SERB ANOTHER ANB STILL ANOTHER ANb SO OK TttESe ARE* OtTHXA Gl/LlY, THE DEVIL'S ISLMD pas's-

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