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February 18, 1944

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E D I T O R I A L Time for Bricker to Breok Silence HlE'VE gone through a large " sheaf of publicity material from the Bricker lor President headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, to leavn what his views are on the question of building a lastin. peace. We found much about his views on economy, government efficiency, the evils of bureaucracy and productive scarcity and the other items on which there is all but unanimous agreement among republicans. But not one word on this most important question that now confronts the world--more than that, the most important question that ever faced the world, Mr. Bricker's only current comment on this was contained in an interview during his recent campaign trip to the national capital when he stated: "America should take her place in a co-operative organization among sovereign nations--but we want no central world authority over us." We're not accusing Mr. Bricker o£ being an isolationist. But we are saying that these are words frequently spoken by those who are isolationists. Somewhere along the line, if Mr. Bricker is to become a serious contender for the republican nomination, he is going to has - e to. spealc out on this subject in more than a negative way. The people of America are in no mood to take a "pig in the poke" as they did 24 years ago when the nomination ot Warren G. Harding, also of Ohio, was brought about in a smoke-filled Chicago hotel room. In triat contest there were 2 strong men--Gen. Leonard Wood \ and Gov. Frank O. Lowden. Both had made their positions clear on all debatable subjects. Mr. Harding had pursued a hush-hush course. He hadn't voiced any well-defined views on any subject. That's why he made such an appeal to the p_arty big-wigs. There are too many indications that John Bricker is trying to repeat the Harding performance, on the theory that "just any republican can win this year." That's a' hazardous assumption. .It's time for him. to break his silence on foreign affairs. A continued silence will invite the assumption that he either isn't informed on that subject or, worse, that being informed, he lacks the courage to speak up. Mr. Bricker is being pretty generally pegged as a 1944 Harding. Only he can -change that label it it's incorrect. A Newspaper Right THE New York Daily News, one ·*· of A m e r i c a ' s newspapers spending half of their waking hours trying to drive a wedge between United States and Britain, has found an English newspaper which expresses a hope that President Roosevelt will be re-elected. It happens to be a provincial newspaper of no appreciable influence. Since Britain has a free press, it certainly is within tKc. province of an English editor to give voice to such an opinion as this. When Winston Churchill replaced Neville Chamberlain as Britain's prime minister, most American newspapers expressed satisfaction. We did and it would be surprising if the Daily News didn't also. It would have been just as fair --no less unfair--for a Briton to say that Americans were trying to run Britain's politics under that set of conditions as it is now for an American newspaper to level such a blanket charge at Britain because one or more newspapers exercise their freedom of the press. \ Argentina Unchanged A N indication of Argentina's in** tenfions toward the allied cause can be read ir; the revival of pro-nazi newspapers in Buenos Aires 10 days after the Argentine government's break with the axis. \yhen Argentina was forced to break with Berlin and Tokyo, Hitler's mouthpiece in Buenos Aires--El Pampero--was temporarily suspended. Now this nazi newspaper has been revived under a new name- El Federal. It's under the same management, and is still singing Hitler's hymn of hate. Until there is a real Hitler housecleaning in Buenos Aires, Argentina is still axis territory. Argentina's shotgun wedding to the allies hasn't handicapped Hitler any so far. Aggression Penalty TF A practical way could be found * to make the plan operative, it might be a good idea to make aggressor nations restore all cities destroyed by them in bombing. That seems to be what Russia has in mind with respect to Germany. There's talk of a vast labor army from, the reich after victory has been achieved. The Russian, of course, places no importance on money. His measuring stick is labor and production. This restoration of destroyed property approach would be a substitute for the financial indemnity plan which proved such a monumental failure after the last war. Maybe the Russians have something. AND SO THE POOR DOG GOT NONE! Look Out Below A smear against Senator Nye is claimed in North Dakota. We don't get it. The truth about this particular gentleman would be ever so much more devastating. * * * Anybody who expects whole- souled support for the allied cause from Argentina's fascist government is doomed for disappointment. Your Health By Logan Gendening, M. D. HOME ACCIDENTS YESTERDAY WE tried to point out how to save time of the overworked doctors in civilian life by giving some rules to decide whether an emergency existed or not. We discussed yesterday what might be called "sickness," natural sickness, acts of God--like fever and earache and the acute abdomen. Today we will take up the man-made emergencies--accidents and injuries. Burns are the^most frequent of :hese. The medical profession has lad an enormous experience late- y in the treatment of burns. The Soston Cocoanut Grove fire and Pearl Harbor provided some of this, but also the now very frequent incidence of burns in war industry. A large number of new methods and the theories have jeen advanced. So-many in fact :hat a recent reviewer said he was going to \vait to make up his mind until such time as the existing 84 methods o£ treatment had been 3oiled down to 3 or 4. These experiences taught the importance o£ plasma loss, and ;he effects of the general condition of low blood protein resulting. Treatment of shock by the use of plasma transfusions, as well as getting fluid in the body by sugar and salt transfusions, and keeping the patient warm have come to be considered the conditions needing attention first, even before local treatments are instituted. The new local treatments are many--sulfanilimide powder, sulfanilimide in mineral oil spray, gentian violet spray and boric acid dressings. But these are the problems of the surgeon after he has arrived on the scene. For the home emergency, the housewife need not depart from the old idea that the burn should be covered with some oil or grease. Preferably it should be surgically aseptic, but if the burned one is screaming with pain anything will do. The National Research Council recommended--"All burned surfaces, except the hands, face and genitalia, should be liberally coated with a water-soluble jelly containing 10 per cent tannic acid and 5 per cent sulfadiazene. Burns of the face, hands and genitalia should be covered with a water- ;oluble emulsion containing 5 per cent sulfadiazene." Those should be provided in your home emergency medicine closet, but it they are not vaseline will have to do. :f the vaseline has been dispensed n a collapsible lube it will be sterile. Surgeons have classified burns as of 3 degrees, but all the home emergencies need to know is the depth and extent of the burn-he amount of skin destroyed. For .he small area burn, the above emergency treatment is satisfac- .ory. For extensive, deep burns put the victim in a bathtub filled .vith lukewarm water. The water will protect the burn from the air, just as well as the vaseline. Cut the clothes off the burned area: do not try to pull off clothing that is stuck to the surface: Cut around it. Do not try to medicate the water. Wait till the doctor comes. Injuries due to falls, slipping, etc. The important thing is to determine whether there is fracture or discoloration. The usual attitude of the home first-aider is to say-"Oh! It's just a sprain." That is wrong. Assume the worst, and eliminate fracture or dislocation first. The fracture victim usually feels the bone break. There is loss of function--the hand or foot or arm or leg dangles or will not bear weight. Swelling with fracture comes on rapidly. It convinced you are dealing with a fracture do not pick the victim up or attempt to move him. Put a pillow under the injured member and call the doctor. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Circumstances Alter Cases Britt News-Tribune:' Circumstances alter cases, someone says, in remarking that over at Garner a woman had to die to get her name in the papers; down at Klemme a storekeeper couldn't take down his Christmas decorations because someone borrowed his tall ladder; and down at Dysart a woman just could not enjoy the sermon of "hell fire" with her shoes on. It made her feet burn so she took the shoes off. Then when she got down off those high heels she was so low she had to sing the closing hymn in bass instead of soprano. Dolliver Opposes Gilchrist Sv/ea City Herald: The hold ot the venerable Fred C. Giltfhrist of Laurens on the voters of the 6th congressional district may be seriously challenged this year. One avowed candidate for the republican nomination is James J. Dolliver, Fort 1 Dodge attorney. Mr. Dolliver is a former state commander of the American Legion. He is a nephew of the late Jonathan P. Dolliver, famed U. S. senator, also from Fort Dodge; Be Ready for the Peace Eagle Grove Eagle: The income tax setup in Iowa should be-kept until a few years after the war. The state of Iowa should remain solidly solvent. The war found Iowa one of the few states which had its house in order, debts paid and a substantial sum in the bank to write checks on. We do not know what the state's need for money will be after the war is won. Iowa's Airplane Deaths Burlington Hawk-Eye Gazette: The state department of health reports that 75 persons \vere killed in airplane crashes in Iowa in the last year. AH except 2 of this number were in training -in the army and navy. Multiplying this record by those who went to their deaths in other training areas, the total fatalities will equal a figure we don't like to think about. Inviting; a Fourth Term Clarion Monitor: With the republicans bungling around trying to whip out o£ the party everybody not reactionary and isolationist, and with the new deal handling the vote oE the armed forces along with organized labor and the solid south. Franklin D. looks like a good bet for a -3th term. Proud of Marion Olson Clear Lake Mirror: Marion Olson has been a public servant of whom we can all be proud. We hope he will serve in Cerro Gordo county for many years to come. What is the inscription on the sword ot honor recently presented to Stalingrad? "To the steel-hearted citizens of Stalingrad--the gift of King eorge VI--in token of the homage of the British people." Why was Handel's Messiah first performed in Ireland rather than England? The Duke ot Devonshire, then lord Lieutenant of Ireland, invited Handel to visit the Irish capital and direct a performance of one oE his works for charity. How many slices of bread does he average person eat in a. day? About 6 slices. What is the origin of tobacco auctioneer's chant? It consists ot jargon devised by :he auctioneer for speed. Please describe the flesh-pot mentioned in the Bible. It was a bronze vessel with 3 legs. What was the best record held the professional billiards champion, the late Tom Newman? A break ot 1,370. When did the first air raid on Malta take place? June 11, 1940. Where were macaroons first made? By an order ot.nuns at St. Emilon, France. How long was Britain ruled by Rome? 400 years. Can a man beat a horse in a bona fide race? Several men have beaten horses in 100-yard dashes from standing starts. No man has ever beaten a horse in a longer race. What is the origin of the button hole in the lape! of men's coat collars? Originally men's coats had collars which were turned 'up around the neck in bad weather and buttoned. What are the ingredients of Eau de Cologne? The original formula included flowers, herbs, spices and drugs steeped in alcohol, distilled and mixed with vegetable essences. . .Have many soldiers in the tropics died of snake bites? Casualties from snake bite have been negligible. What is the extent of illiteracy in India? More than 85% of the people are illiterate. Who was Moll Flanders? She was the heroine o£ a novel :y Daniel Defoe, the author ol Robinson Crusoe, When was the Chinese ring- necked pheasant introduced into this country? In 1880. Editorial of Day WHEN' PARENTS FALL DOWN Maurice B. Jones in Allison Tribune: Announcement is made by the Parkersburg town officials that our neighboring village now has a curfew Jaw in effect. It seems too bad that a town should have to lake such action, for after all the responsibility of control of the youths affected by such a law is with the parents. They are the ones who should have control over their youngsters at the "play" age, and a town putting into effect a curfe\v law is an. admission that the parents o£ the. children within the town do not have sufficient responsibility to make the little ones behave. The prevalent idea that youngsters should be allowed to do practically as they please since before long they will be serving their country is pure, tommyrot, and the army officials would be the first to call it that. Army discipline, essential to the safeguarding of lives as well as the winning ot battles, is much more easily accepted by the boys who know something about having to obey orders at home than those who have come and gone as they pleased. If the parents fail in disciplining their children, city fathers are to be commended for establishing such control as is nbcessary. We all know that good citizens rarely ever develop from those who "run the streets." Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Readers *v»llhi r themselves of thfs serrtce for quetl*ns of fact--not c* urns el--bhould »Ij;n their full name aud addttts mitt tnctaae 3 ft nit f*r return peslmce. Addres* GI0b«-GtieUc lu format ten 0 u r e a u, Frederic J, Ilaskln, Director, Washington, i. C. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Rockwell · Phonograph: Brother Muse of the Globe-Gazette advocates making a hustle for the Des Moines, Iowa Falls and Northern railway. Mason City is the best town in northern Iowa and should have the road it there is any such a thing. At the state meeting o£ the Master Plumbers' association held in Dubuque last week, John T. Garvey o£ this city was selected as a delegate to the national convention to be held in St. Louis in September. THIRTY YEARS AGO A meeting of tbe stockholders of the American Steam Laundry v;as held last evening and the financial affairs of the firm were placed on a more substantial basis. Lee Bailey was made assistant manager with Sam Foster remaining in the position of manager. James Irons of the Crystal Lake Ice Fuel^Co. has been requested by a representative of the Curtis Publishing Co. to prepare a series of 3 articles on the ice industry for the Saturday Evening Post. TWENTY YEARS AGO Members oJ the city council have been discussing the matter o£ a city comfort station, an improvement they feel is sorely needed but one for which they say a central location is absolutely necessary. In the annual report of the Ladies Aid society ot Holy Family parish from March 1, 1923, to Jan. 1, 1924, the "total balance cash in the bank is 51,856.60 according to figures recently compiled. The receipts during the past year including entertainments, offerings and bazars, amounted to 52,974.81. TEN YEARS AGO William E. Miller, postmaster at Mason City from 1896 to 1900 and later city commissioner, is now connected with the Pasadena Com- munitj' playhouse, according to a letter received here Saturday by one of his friends. Probably the oldest auto operated in this county is a 1912 Ford which has now been registered for the 23rd time. The car is now owned by Chris Swarner, 629 Georgia avenue S. E. Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center GUEST DAY Leonard C. Lee of Des Moines POETS It is far at alone, the world haldj «ot rompleltncM. H Ixrishc* on UK i(* beauty and Its Mveelne**. For u the flowers blossom; for n« the *Vies are blue, for nj the ailrer tnftOttlifht *nd the sparkling morning dew. Our tire* are crowded rich *nd full; n* OBSERVING Our Playgrounds Program ^doubt whether anybody ii could look at the statistical table on juvenile delinquency cases handled by the Mason City police department in the past 9 years without concluding that the summer playground program has been abundantly worth while. Here is the story told by that table: In the 4 years prior to the institution of the summer playgrounds on a community wide aasis, the number of juvenile delinquency cases handled by the police averaged 227 a year. In the 5 years since the advent of the summer playgrounds on a community wide basis, the num- aer of juvenile delinquency cases handled by the police has averaged 56 a year. Stated another way, juvenile delinquency cases involving the police department has been cut down to almost exactly ',4th their pre-playgroimd average. In 1935 these cases reached the record high of 354. The following year they totaled 340. This .year -- with 2 months more to go -- the total has been only 19. I'm not, of course, saying -- or suggesting-- that the playground program has been wholly responsible for this improved showing' Neither am I suggesting that the problem has been solved. But I certainly am of the opin- wigh my mother wauftf g«t it Into h«r head that uied f»t« are to b. «nt to UM butchtr and ' l^net directly to m«!" ion that (he playground program has been extremely important in the whole picture--so important that it should be retained at all costs, and strengthened in any way possible. --V-The Generous Husband r ^ the other day about j^a husband who after a year of married life complained rather bitterly to a friend that his wife was nagging the life out of him. "It's money, money, money all the time," said he, "All'I hear morning, noon and night, is gimme, gimme, gimme." "What d o e s she do with so much money?" asked tKe friend. "She doesn't do anything with it," said the husband.' "I never have given her any." Robert Quillen offers the opinion that while there mav'be quite a few of this kind of husband, he can't be accepted as typical. "The average American husband," he contends, "is a bighearted guy, who wants his wife to have 'all the nice things that other women have.'" And his final bit o£ advice to a daughter of marriageable age: "If you get that kind of generous man, give him a chance to be generous. And remember to say: 'Wheel You wonderful man. You're so generous!' Give the poor guy something for his money." V Information, Please! 1. The capital of New Mexico is Albuquerque, Gallup, Santa Fe, Roswell. 2. "Something of Myself" is the autobiography of Rudyard Kipling, Robert Louis Stevenson, George Bernard Shaw, Noel Coward. 3. The scent used in soap which smells like lemon is Geranium Verbena, Lily of the Valley, Gardenia. ANSWERS--1. Santa Fe. 2. Rudyard Kipling. 3. Verbena The Day's Bouquet To LOWELL "BUD" KOCI OF GHAFTON-- for performing with distinguished valor in the recent Tarawa landing action in .which he was among the 20 survivors of the first wave of 700 marines. Pvt. 1/c Koci, at home for 3 weeks while recovering from an arm injury suffered while on sentry duty, is wearing his laurels with admirable modesty. All power to you, Bud! Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER «a on 3 "'" EVCIT Week Day by " C 121-123 East Stale Street * Telephone 3800 Friday February 18, 1944 LEE r. LOOM1S - - - - Pubii.htr " W. EABL HALL - - Mlll» t hlr Editor K.VOCH A. XOEE.M - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Mir. Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930, at tile postolfice at llason City, lou-a. under the act of March 3 1879 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Th« Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication ot all news dispatches crediied to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and also the local news published herein. , SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City and Ctear Lake by year, $10 Mason City and Clear Lake by week, ·'Oc Outside l«l Mile Zone--Per year, S10; 6 months S5.50; 3 months S3; 1 month 51. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake «od Within JOO Milts of Mason City and Outside of tile Carrier Uiatrictj of Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year bv^casfler SIO00 Per week by carrier s .:!» Per year by mail , 57.00 By mail 6 months ..S3 75 By mail 3 months s "'t By mail · ' ' Olh Inve and and o i e . er* are h»rn, mint, anil rfir, but only p»t\3 really HTC. WHX. HE'S SORT OF A MOVIE VERSION OF A POCTOK, 6IS, BLOUDE, RUGGEP LOOK ING... QUITE CHAKM1N6.' THINK YOU COULD GO FOR HIMiGiKS? SOUNDS LIKE VOU'VE'WENT, 1 PAKLING / WELl.'F nil HEUMOU FOKEET SCORCH' SCORCHY ? UH-UH FRA1P HE'LL. 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JESSE* BUTTE?'] MEBBF WE CAM RUN THE DUKE OF BOVIW OUT OF THIS BUSINESS ALTOGETHER/ (HEY-"WHAT GOES SHE DOESNF KNOW THAT fVE FALLEN FOR HM.pNSELF" --BurTHArO BE LOWOOWM TO SNAKE VCXJ(? Girat FCIENDS BOV rTaiEND AWAY £0 THERE'S NOTHING TO rx,6uravE HIM THE BRUSl-KDFF* REM5MBER WU PROMISED-* THE JEfJ Mi/lures, ARE UP, iAD!---n£ COLOHBL JMIVTS . DICKIE, HE'LL TRY VOU OUT A Mli/TA/?Y MAP SIT DOWN AT THAT ORAW AM AZIMUTH OF 20(' SAY mis $ w VAY u SOLOfBRS 'APIS FlfJOlfJ' THSIR WAV ^RCXJtJO. ALL W BOY, WtfAT A

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