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MASON CITY GLOBE GAZETTE t AAL , ni IT ^^EvVry^eer^r/f,. L U U H UU I - 8ELOW MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1943 Every Week Day by the ,,. ,,**AJON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 131-123 East SUU Street Telephone No. 3800 "Voice of Experience" Entered as second-class mailer Apiil 17. J930. at the nost- cl/Jce t Mason City. loii'a. miter tiie act of March 3. 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS - .... Publisher W. EABL HALL - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager ' MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS _ Trie Associated Presi It exclusively entitled to ttie use tot republfcalioti of all news dlspatcrieu credited to it or not otherwise credited In tills paper and also thi* local news published iierelo. FULL LEASED WiKE SERVICE BX UNITED PRESS MEMBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Zes_Moines news and business offices at 405 Shoos Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Alason City and Clear Lake. Mason Ciiy and Clcai Lake. oy thfc vear StOOO bv the week . $ 20 O U T S l l l t ItlASltN ( 1TV 4 N I I CJ.KAK L A K E AM) WITHIN IU4I MILLS OF MA£OS CITY Pei year by carrier . SIO.u') By mail t uionlhs S-'t-'s Per week by carrier .5 .20 By mail : monlhs SI ~5 -Per year by mail, ---- S (j.OD By mail 1 month. . 5 .60 OUTSIDE 100 MILE Z O N E Per yr. StO.OO 6 months 55.50 3 rnontlis S3.00 1 month $1.00 Modern Santo Clous /-jKFlCIALS, faculty and students or North west^* ern university have abundant reasons to believe there really is a Santa Clans. Their institu. lion within the past week has received an endowment totaling 20 million dollars from the Walter P. Murphy estate. And that's a lot oE money, On the Northwestern campus today there is . a magnificent building commemorating Mr. Murphy's philanthropy. This is from an earlier gift from this Chicago businessman, who moved about so quietly that he was only slightly known among his own associates in the marts of trade. In view o£ the record since the beginning of the present century, it has seemed that on occasions the American people have done a lot of unnecessary worrying about "the concentration of wealth." Philanthropy has attained a magnitude in the United States unapproached in any other country in the world. Hundreds o£ millions of dollars of the Rockefeller wealth has been poured into research along medical and other lines, conferring untold benefits upon the people of the earth. The University of Iowa hospital, unsurpassed in the middle west, was made possible by a Rockefeller foundation grant. Carnegie foundation was established in the early beginnings of the era during which America's men of great wealth turned much of it back lor public purposes. In one lump sum the late James B. Duke set aside 40 million dollars for the establishment of a great university in the old south, · where educational institutions were lacking. The days of concentrated wealth seem to be pretty well at an end. Mounting taxation, existent and in prospect, make it unlikely that any more Hockefellers, Carnegies or Dukes will be spawned within the next few decades. Whether this is good or bad remains for the historians of another day to say. Our own notion, however, is; that the great fortunes referred to have been turned to a . greater advancement of civilization than would have been the case if the wealth had been spread out among the great masses. Performance of (he American buying public in the current canned goods rationing prospect may determine whether iu the future the emphasis is to be on "co-operation" or "crack-down " * » v Historians may record that Hitler's one greatest bonehead play of the war was when lie stole second only to find the bag occupied by Joe Stalin * * a Many are finding that one of the most precious possessions of the hoine these days is a 16 year old child who doesn't drink coffee * * * It probably would be an economy if lame duck congressmen could be taken care of on a pension basis rather than by fat jobs * * * A Wisconsin editor has discovered that many girls think U's folly to be wives when' sweetheart clays arc such bliss. s * ~ Whatever shortages may develop elsewhere it can be predicted there will be no lack of hot air HI congress. h lately No Trick Peace This Time tlTHAT THE coming months of war bring to us ·* in 1943 will determine the course of American history for hundreds of years. Before us is the choice: COMPLETE CRUSHING OF AXIS TYRANNY FOR ALL TIME OR A TRICK PEACE SUCH AS HITLER IS NOW BREWING FOR US. With U. S. forces pounding for a decision at the drawbridge front of Europe -- Tunis -- and our Russian allies steadily rolling back the Hitler hordes, we must make a grave choice. We must decide whether to sacrifice a million men to smash Germany by driving all the way to Berlin, or accept a frameup armistice again. It's not an easy choice. What we do in the months ahead, when a defeated Germany tries to bargain, will determine our fate and future. The crisis year of the war is over the threshold. We enter 1913 with high-sounding resolves not to give up the fight until the Stars and Stripes, the Union Jack, and the Hammer and Sickle of Russia are raised over a battered Berlin. But another 10 months of casualty lists and war privations MAY weaken our determination to fight through until the end. If we are not awake, we 'may discover that our diplomats have snapped up a phony peace again, and in another generation the German master race will embark on another drive for destiny. We'll be a lot wearier of the war then than we are now. Britain, all but bled white by four years of war and bombings, may want to save the pieces as it did in November, 1918. This will be a terrible decision to make in 1D43; but on that decision depends more than a few decades o£ peace, more than America. On it will depend freedom or slavery for the human race for centuries. * * * Tops for Those Lights TJARKER HOURS are faced by this nation. Dim- outs to protect coastal shipping arc in effect on our Atlantic and Pacific shores, but the switch seems about to be thrown on the say, white way which is the rest of this country. The power division of the war production board is reported drafting an order banning ail ornamental lighting. The glow of the neons boosting everything from bread to beer and the dazzling spotlights showing on store window models will go out i£ the order comes in. This order, expected to be submitted for approval o£ Donald Nelson, WPB chief, about Feb 3, would extinguish display and decorative lighting such as signs, store windows, and marquees throughout the entire country for the duration. Fuel conservation is its underlying purpose, according to a report in Business Week. There also is supposed to be growing complaint about brightly lighted stores and streets coming from homes made cold by fuel rationing, Like other restrictions, this probably will produce a wave of protest. The protest will have httlc justification if the plan will do what its sponsors claim-- cut coal consumption of utilities -.000,000 tons a year, or approximately 5 per cent, and make even more significant cuts in consumption ot gas and oil. u k you ' re cut dow " °» f °°d you somebody who's been in California * * * th ' S l Square P' es because round ones much packing space! PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Danger of Land Boom Northwood Anchor: Recent sale of a 730-acre farm near Sac City at a price of ?200 an acre to^ eS ih he Cherokee Times to wonder if we are to go through another land boom such as resulted so disastrously alter the first World war. It is to be hoped not. If a boom does come there will be many more people ruined than enriched. iarm land is worth just what it can earn in fair interest return after labor and all other "e^t" mate expenses of operation are deducted Aside from some properties which are bought at' a high S« e nf{* Senftltn ?, nt ? 1 reas °"s « to provide a home regardless o! initial value and upkeep, farm land purchases should be based as the value ofVthec busings is. based. And that is the probable percentage of return on the money put Irito it. Anything else is gambling-- betting that someone w, U pay more for it. And there Is alwaysin that sort of speculation a last man who loses-many times goes bankrupt. The Rumpus Over Rationing- Aigona Advance: People who stop to think it out cannot be so sure that this rumpus in the midwest over gas, fuel oil, and other rationing is Justified. Certainly no one possessed of com- Stnn/ri frf th antS *° SeC ° Ut " armed forces h *" di capped for the means of war because we at home are unwilling to accept the inevitable conditfon! imposed by war. Gad. sirs, would you brazemy 7 U r o y °'" ycur TMghbor's bov to be thB want Hoover's Ability Being: Passed Up t T H ^ t h a t reason u s e x Question - , , , Hoover is recognized without question as the logical man to have had charge of the job given to the New York governor. Greet the Boys in Uniform You Old Flatterer. Ward: . , .. Congress a Bulwark Against Bureaucrats Highest News Story of 194' in E u i o ^ w i t h h " ° C second font m tuiope, with the landing o£ American and English armies in northern Africa is given firrt Place by many who are making the list? DC Scversky's Predictions Borne Out A SuRsestion for Post-War Germany to * through untold privations and sufferings. Graveyard of Japanese Fleet Waterloo Courier: The waters near the Solo- Editorial of the Day BURMA BEST FITTED FOR SPEAKER Lester Benz in Sheffield Press QNE of the first jobs to face the new Iowa legis- y lature will be that of selecting a speaker o£ the house. Tms is one of the most important offices m the state and much of the success of the maTfoATc 1 onice" "^ °" Ch °° Sing ""= right Hr,n LCa TM nSD candidate for the spcakership is Henry W. Burma of Allison who was elected for a fourth term as Butler county representative last fall, Burma is perhaps the best qualified for the speakership of any member of the house. The speaker o£ the house must have a broad knowledge of the important needs of the people ot the state. Burma's experience gives him this qualification. Iowa is primarily an agricultural state and a majority of the house will be farmers. Burma is a successful farmer of long experience, owning and operating several farms in Butler county. Public service is not new to the Butler county legislator. Before entering (he legislature six years ago, he was sheriff of his home county for Seven terms. Burma's experience and record prove his fitness for the EDeakershin o f - t h o h'ouso 1 REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO On and after January I, the undersigned physicians of Mason City will charge SI 50 for each professional day visit and $2 for each professional night visit in Mason City: C M Swale T T. Blaise, C. H. Cogswell, F. G. Murphy, J. E* McDonald. C. H. Smith, Stella M. Mason G C Stockman, E. McEwen, Shorland Harris w' L' Stearns, A. L. Wheeler, A. L. Dakin, ' Charles Marston, W. J. Egloff and A. T. Huxley. THIRTY YEARS AGO Electricians are now at work in the courthouse placing new key sockets for the electric light globes m place o£ the old style holders The new sockets will be installed in all the corridors waiting and jury rooms. In the past it has been practically impossible to keep an electric light globe in the building more than a day. The Young Peoples' dancing club held a' very pleasant dancing party at the Commercial hall on Thursday evening. There was a large attendance and a very jolly time for all. TWENTY YEARS AGO Frank Woods was installed as president of Harmony Branch No. 471 of the Letter Carriers association Wednesday evening when the branch met at the Chamber of Commerce. Walt Wilson installed as vice president; Joe Ersland secretary and treasurer and James Bracken, sergeant at arms. A surprise was given those assembled when Dean Boulirt and Harold Mayne served them coffee and pie a la mode. A pleasant social time was enjoyed after the business of the meeting had been concluded. TEN YEARS AGO Carleton L. Stewart, director of the local high school oand and orchestra, left Wednesday for Urbana III., to attsnd the national high school band clinic. Selections which are listed for the national band concert will be studied Mr Stewart will return Sunday. i T » hC ?. com P leted tl'c slicing of beets at the plant of the American Beet Sugar company Tuesday but the completion of the process of converting the last syrup into sugar will take another week or ten days. E. C. Moore, the manager announced. The plant has had an excellent campaign with other conditions on the whole favorable, Mr. Moore announced. IT'S ODD BUT ITS SCIENCE By Howard W. Blokeslee · Wide World Science Editor WATTS IN WAVES MEW YORK-Here is one Jules Verne never *' thought of. It is an electrical wave in water "^ '" S ° mE fllturc war to de{cc t GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. RHEUMATIC FEVER 117E ARE coming into the time of year when " acute rheumatic fever, or acute inflammatory rheumatism, is likely to prevail. How much climate has to do with this infection is debatable Some observers think that it is distributed pretty well over the entire world, irrespective of climate, and that m temperate and warmer climates It^f m i - t!" ° tld ° £ a slj s htl - different lorm from that which occurs m cold and wet climates It is certain, however, that along the Atlantic seaboard and the northern states and in Canada (there are more severe cases of i rheumatic fever than in the southern states and those parts ot the country with temperate climates. i The 'infection is particularlv likely to afflict children and while it is called acute rheumatism, which would indicate that it causes inflammation of the joints, many cases do not show any pain, redness or swelling in the joints at all, but simply come down with a generalized fever. The disease may run ils course in this way and the child Dr. Clendeninff may appear to recover within a week or ten days without having had any joint swelling.. The thing that makes rheumatic fever so dangerous is that it affects the heart and may leave damage which will not appear to have done any harm until many years have passed. Some physicians are of the opinion that dietary deficiency predisposes to rheumatic fever infection. A study of a group of patients who had acute rheumatic fever compared with a group o£ normal school children showed that the dietaries of the rheumatic fever patients were very low in foods that supply vitamins A and D, and the minerals--especially calcium, phosphorus and iron. There was also some deficiency in proteins and an excess o£ starches -- especially refined sugars. Their diets showed a restricted use of eggs and a long-continued use of butter substitutes. Another factor is exposure to the sun. This would be a secondary climatic factor, but evidence goes to show that in those groups with a high percentage of rheumatic fever, daily exposure to the sun has been at a minimum. These lessons are very important for al] parents and guardians of school children. They should see to it, very carefully, (hat during this particular period in the year the children are kept warm and are not left with wet feet or damp clothing after exposure to storms, and that they get a good supply of nutritious foods and as much sunshine as possible. Questions and Answers E - C.--I have a friend who has a large brown mole on the side of her face. She would like to have it taken off. Would you advise her to go to a medical doctor or a surgeon? Answer: I would advise her to go to a dermatologist or to an x-ray man. the British science journal. Nature C 0 i n t S ° U£ at if a liCUlid whi " ch Conducts Lantern Light Lyrics liquid gives rise to an electro motive force which produces electric rents. These c rents, working ..... the magnetic field, then exert some mechanical f o r ccs on the motion ot the liquid. Electromagnetic - h y d r o d y n a m i c waves, he c a l l s them. Water is a _ -- - ____ conductor, and the earth is in a magnetic field, so that oceans supply the conditions for Alfven's electrical water waves. The military difficulty at present would be in detecting them, provided they exist. But if they do, a moving submarine produces some Their existence, Altvcn calculates may be visible to man every time he looks at a suntpot The sun's magnetic field is tremendously stronger than earth's. The sun's burning substances conduct electricity. Alfvcn makes some mathematical calculations to show that his postulated waves are capable ot causing sunspots, in fact arc part ot sunspots. , By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center GUEST DAY Lena Van Dtisseldorp of Thornton MY BOY OVER THERE Only * p i l l o w h the dark of nijht. Knows of the lears 1 shed. l/'nlt%* ir§ a God in the heax-ens lijbt As He watches over my bed. Only another who weep* for her boy Can know of the unshed tears. And of all Ihr indifference I employ To cover my Innermost (Cars. Only a jtep. oft 5tartlei me-I know not what I dream Xj"nl«M that, somehow, there m*y fee Some message of dire mien. Only a sound. In a hour. Then o*ck Inln rny 'i.n«ll T rower And *how a face that belie* my dcitf J wonder, what mtrr riocx it lake To brrak a'« hrart. Thar, A cnnKtant worry, hurl and ache That makes juu IlrJng an ,-»rt? Perhaps it's the courage thai we read In the race of *rar~ fellow-man Thai carries n* an . an we panse ID h e e And hrMses the awful span. OBSERVING When You Criticize interested in Robert illcn's view that gossip in itself is not iniquitous. It's confining' yourself to the mean things about your neighbors that makes gossip bad. "There's no fault in criticizing the behavior of public servants," he writes, "for they act in our name and everything they do is our business. And, of course, we have a right to criticize entertainers and writers and all groups whose behavior affects our welfare. But when we indulge in personal criticism, we unconsciously expose our own faults and ask for trouble. "Do you know the basis of personal criticism? In almost every instance it is vanity. He is humble indeed who can criticize a neighbor's behavior without meaning, 'He is so bad compared with me.' The critic may not realize it, but he always asserts his own superiority. H is a subtle way of bragging. IE you make catty remarks about another girl's taste, you mean to say your own taste is better. And that is where you ask for trouble. "I learned my lesson the hard way when I was ten years old. The kids were jumping rope at recess. Two of them were whirling a long rope and my brother, two years older than 1, was performing solo before admiring classmates. Envy gnawed at my mean little soul and I jeered: 'Look at him. He's as awkward ns an old cow." A teacher turned to me and said coldly: 'You're not so graceful yourself.' '"Her reaction was typical. When you criticize another's behavior, you invite listeners to compare it with your own. And you'd better be good." --V-Feed the Birds that the kind-hearted ' people of this community are keeping it in mind that this winter has been an extremely lough one for birds. Snow and sleet have sheathed in ice not only streets and sidewalks but the trees and shrubs from which our feathered friends normally find their winter living. Bird lovers can perform real help to these hardy victims o[ icy conditions if they will act promptly now to put out feed where the birds can reach it. A handful of crumbs and a feu' chunks of suet will be welcomed and may save many whose usual food is covered with tough ice. And the giver will be rewarded by having many steady visitors 1o give happiness and amusement by their antics. Birds loyal enough to brave our rigorous North Iowa winters deserve a hand, don't you think? --V-To All Parents P want to talk to you, Mr. Father and Mrs. Mother. I want to ask you whether you KNOW FOR SURE that your Johnnie or your Jane are not indulging in that dangerous pastime of "hooking" rides behind automobiles and trucks, on sleds or skates. For the past several weeks, youngsters have been stationing themselves at c o r n e r s and grabbed on to cars as they slowed down to make the slippery turn. Up to the time this is written, no major harm has befallen them. But this has been a matter of good luck. It just can't continue indefinitely. Do you, Mr. Father and Mrs. Mother, have absolute and positive assurance that YOUR youngster isn't engaging in this perilous activity? You say you don't THINK so. But do you KNOW? Have you checked up on it specf- · iically? If you haven't, I suggest you do so at once. --V-Four in One ^ think that without plowing y-through a dictionary you are going to be able to think of a word .of seven letters in which the first two refer to a man, the first three refer to a woman, the first four- refer to a great man and all seven refer to a great woman: ANSWER The word is "heroine." .-The -- IDAVS BOUOUE To THE HOUSEWIVES OP THIS AND. OTHER AMERICAN COMMUNITIES -- for abstaining f r o m abnormal purchases oE canned goods to beat the rationing order which will become effective on these products next month. They have sensed that this course would be neither wise nor patriotic. They're thinking, I'm very sure, of the far larger sacrifices being made by their sons and brothers on the distant warfronts. The almost universal compliance with the government's request will make it comparatively easy to deal with the relatively few cheaters when the time comes. DID YOU KNOW? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE: Far «n «ru«sr la any question of fact write "Mason City (·lobe-Gazette Information B u r t a n , Trederio J. Haskin, Director. Washing, ton. U. C. H Flew* tend t centi poilAf* for reply. Why dees the tail of a certain breed of sheep ;ruu r to such size? W. R. The tail of the fat-tailed sheep, like the camel's hump, serves as a storehouse of food. What is the name of the musical composition that was inspired by an exhibition of paintings? E. F. The ''Tableaux d'un Exposition" by Modesto Moussoi'gsky, Russian composer. Tinder what circumstances was Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C., named? I. Z. It was the stale in which the federal government had up to then spent the greater part of its life. What is the motto of Poland? F. K. The one used on military standards reads, Honor and Country. What (own in Kansas had a petticoat government many years ago? W. N. In 1897. Jamestown attracted nation-wide interest by electing women to ils municipal offices. How Icnjj has Alec Tcmplclon been blind? A. W. The famous pianist has been blind since birth. What does Shakespeare mean when he speaks of the precious jewel in the head of the toad? C. C. The reference is to its glittering eye. Is education compulsory in Japan? P. D. Education is obligatory for children between six and 14 in Japan. Does the marine corps have parachute Iroops? D. J. Yes, called paramarincs. How did the neck verse in Ihc Bible receive tliis name? B. E. Condemned criminals who could recite this verse from the Psalms saved themselves from the gallows. Dn sea gulls sleep? J. J. They seem to take naps while floating on the waves. What was the amount of the largest bet ever made in a horse race? C. L. This record has been claimed for the Marquis of Hastings, who bet 3515,000 on a horse in the Derby and lest. What has become of Dr. Albert Schwcitrcr since the outbreak of the war? SI. E. He is still carrying on his missionary work in Africa as far as conditions allow. What is the official unit of length in the United States? C. B. The meter was made the legal standard in 1866. Who were the parents of Alexandra Dumas? P. E. His father was a general of Napoleon's army, and his mother was a Negress. : How are sizes in hosiery figured? D. C. ft is based on the distance in inches between a point on the toe and a point on the heel. Has the space of a hair's breadth ever been defined? J. V. It is considered to be the forty- eighth part o£ an inch. What does the name Mureen mean? A. M. It is a form of the Irish Mairin, a diminutive ot Mary. How early does a baby begin to think? J. A. Between the ages of 10 to 12 months. What is the fastest continental run ever made by a train? G. D. In October, 1934, the Union Pacific Diesel-powered streamliner "City of Portland" made an experimental run from Los Angeles to New York City, a distance o£ 3,248 miles, in 56 hours and 55 minutes including stops cnroute. Please give the meaning; of Philathea. L, A. It is derived from two words ' meaning "loving" and "truth." Did the Germans make more Hian one sun of the Biff Bertha type during the lasl war? c. J. Yes. They made seven guns or the type known now as the Paris gun, misnamed by many the "Bie Berthas." What is the shortest railroad in the United States? D. T. The Valley railroad, on c mi!c in length, at Wcstlinc, McKean county. Pa. When will the ,,,,,,, Vn ; tcd Nations stamp so on sale? E I The first-day sale is January I-! in Washington, D. C. What President was unable to recognize the melody of the Slar Spangled Banner? C. X President Tatt was' tone-deal and could not recognize the national anthem when it was played. 750 QUESTIONS on American Topics Contains 750 questions and answers relating to the United Slates, its territories- and possessions. How much do vou know about your o\vn country--its history and government, its customs nnd culture, present and past? There s a wealth oE accurate information in this book for every American who likes historic and general facts. Quizzes on the presidents, politics, government, famous Americans, American sports, history, states, possessions--30 different subjects are covered in all. Send Eor your copy o£ this booklet now. Only 15 cents postpaid. Use This Coupon The Mason City Globe-Gazelle Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 15 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of THE AMERICAN QUIZ BOOK. Stiect or Rural Roulc City Slale -. (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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