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E D I T O R I A L S -"This Way, Private Jones/' 1944's B Serviceman's Editorial r-LOBE-GAZETTB readers, we *J feel sur4, will find an interest in this editorial by Ed Ainsworth, editor of the Los Angeles Times. It. was r a t e d tops for 1944 fcy a special board of judges in a nationwide editorial contest sponsored by the American Legion. Except for being edited in a spot or 2 for timeliness, it is reproduced here in lull, as follows: "no forth to meet the shadowy *J fulurc . , . with a manly heart," The confusing thing about history is that it keeps on happening all the time. Mankind gels no rest period between rounds. Destiny has no timekeeper. If we mortals could take a breathing spell between crises, we might leisurely look around the .horizon, get -our .bearings and ' quietly chart our path to%vard a safe haven. But there is never time, The cornerstones of peace .always have to be laid amid the thunder of the guns. And now The American Legion, recognizing that truth and with "Foresight" and "Common Sense" on its banners has mobilized ail its vigor and power-and practical experience in a supreme effort to arouse the United States in time to meet and survive the staggering impact of a returning peace. AACHEN men go to war they do not all go at once. Many remain at tasks on the home front until they are needed. Civilians constantly are fed into the military hopper.'And then the "reverse process sets in. Some men are wounded. Others develop, physical defects. Thousands ' begin exchanging uniforms for overalls. The shadowy boundaries of "war" and "peace" can not be defined! Each condition merges into the other; in effect, one has begun before the other slops. At this moment," the U n i t e d States, hurtling along toward' the climax .of its war effort, -..vith every energy geared for the final massive strokes for victory, is beginning .already to feel on its sweaty face the first fannings of the wings of the Dove of Peace! These cannot be ignored. They will before long grow to be as important in their effect on our future as the very victory at arms which we now so ardently and desperately seek. · THIS is the challenge the Legion I has moved resolutely forward to meet. AH along--'before WE went to war and since we entered it--the Legion · has kept fighting for preparedness' and American fundamentals. Now it has concentrated into one compact form for a;specific purpose all,its acquired wisdom gained in 26 years as the world's largest unified group of former servicemen. The merging back; into normal American life with the least possible friction ol the n,000,000 soldiers, sailors and marines who will be returning. from this war. The Legion's "G. I. Bill of Rights"--a 10 point program ot benefits and, education . . . designed to fit veterans back into normal life--is now the law of the land. Its general provisions, with specific enabling acts to be passed upon later by congress, form a commonsense approach to the whole perplexing field of veteran relations. THERE is_no denying the dangers ^ of upheaval embodied in the refurn of. millions of- fighting men seeking jobs and opportunity. It is fortunate for these new veterans and for the people at home that the Legion stands as an interpreter, intermediary and friendly counselor for both. The Legion knows war because the bulk of its present members fought in World war I. It knows peace, and it knows the dangers of peace, because for 23 years after "Armistice day" and before Pearl Harbor it battled the lassitude, indifference and isolationism which blinded us to reality and led us unprepared to the brink of the new catastrophe. The Legion also knows through bitter experience the tangles that home folk and veterans can get into over bonuses and kindred benefits. It has been through, the mill. It has learned that impetuosity is not always a good weapon. It has proved it has learned the everlasting value of sanity, fairness and forthrightness. It knows and it stands up and says the United States can survive as a republic only on principles of genuine free enterprise. It has learned to beware of short cuts to Utopia. It has fat horse sense .above gold bricks. THIS is a 3-wa.v blessing. It is a A blessing to the present members, who have learned the hard way. It is a blessing to World war II veterans, for whom a stable rallying point is provided. It is a blessing to the nation, which can hope by this means to avoid a repetition of unfortunate disagreements o£ the past. The muslering-out figures prove that the Legion has acted none too soon. Already about 900,000 members of the armed forces in this war have been honorably discharged. A great number of these -- more than 100,000 -- already have joined the Legion. Whole posts--of which the Legion now has a total of 12,000--are made up of World war II veterans. They will continue to join ; in increasing 'swarms. The present record Legion membership o£ some 1,100,000 will be multiplied The President's Message Bianyfold. Waterloo Courier; *1 'THE "WHIZZ" KIDS' imyiuiu. "aicnuo Courier; There was And this can be a growing bene- "wch that the president signifi- t- trt * i n 4 ? xiilnl -r-t nVn'ii;*.. ' Cil Hi] V rfiH llClf -CT1V T-Frt »r^,,_ -_ .. fit to national stability. _,,,,, T . , --vi«ciiiauoii ior recent reverses on ·THE Legion already has sea- the western front. He did not ·*· ive soned leadership, . ive any background material on the Russian-British thusiasm, renewed vigor and fresh «L" JU me war : board is treated ideas because they will be in the a great majority. The combination -- - -- ""* u i^ I L C U U e t l sliS traitor while a labor leader wiio c,-.-- -- . j -- -- j . ~..~ ^...-...^v.*,,. does the same thing is meeklv al should provide the United States lowed to win his point. But it was with an irresistible force for pre- the kind of report thilt we have paredness and traditional Ameri- come to expect from the president -- ! -TM a nd it contained much that was canism. The Legion has made this pos- reassuring sible by acting now, in wartime. lol ' ma ' we The benefits will be reaped? by re- Winter Safety turning servicemen and the public later, in 'peacetime. This way. Private Jones! Your Health By Logan Ctendening^ M. D. DIET IN DISEASES A CONSTANT ps-oblqm with the modern scientific dietitian is \ho\v to furnish a balanced diet for tho_se patients who have diseases which are controlled largely by limitation'of foods. For instance, The diabetic patient is required to reduce arid limit the amount o£ starch, sugar and-, carbohydrates. So he is likely to ask--"I have been told that I should get a daily supply of vitamin C out of orange juice or other fruit juices, and a daily supply of vitamin B from cereals or whole wheat or certain vegetables, but here I am not allowed to take fruit juices because they are so largely composed at pure sugar, and I am forbidden cereals and bread, so where do I stand?" The difficulties are more apparent than real, but still confusion is likely to exist in the patient's mind at first. The situation is even more complicated when dealing with children with such chronic diseases as diabetes, nephritis, allergy and heart trouble because we not only have to keep the child in ordinary The mistake that the meal planner is most likely to fall into is not to give a child enough food--riot to supply enough calories. An average adult of 150 pounds at ordinary activity can get along with 1,500 to 2,000 calories. An active boy of live will use 1,500 calories and by the time he is ten he will be using 2,500 calories. The peak of caloric requirement is about 16 for boys or girls'when they use up about 4,000 calories. No wonder they eat between meals; nature tells them to, . I say the difficulty of supplying this to the child with a chronic disease is more apparent than real because the disease of childhood in which caloric restriction is most likely to be imposed is diabetes and when insulin is brought in as part of treatment any amount of calories and any kind of food may be taken. The protein requirement of children is higher than adults--naturally because protein is the element of which flesh is made and the child is growing. An adult needs from one to two grams of protein per pound of body weight, but in a child from the ages ol 11 to 15 the requirement is 2 to 3 times that. This problem affects the conscientious meal planners cians--"The .patient is more important than the disease." Enough protein for growth won't hurt kidney and heart diseases. bone, and nervous tissue. Jlilk, wa , . , - n r - , 1 n-,n ,., 11 c o n t l n s «H X I T Per c e n r g n salt will result in more harm than vation: "If we are going 3CUte Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints l~rom Our Exchanges There was cantly not say. ~" · ···** tiuj . j.i\; otivu J1U explanation for recent reverses on -- _ _ ..~ U n.._ u · 14 »i,« i LUUL Wel reassuring i£ little that was in Hampton Chronicle: The time of year is at hand when higluvav promote ions to talk safety, safety, and practice saf the snow and ice on the ^aus cars can easily be turned around in a hurry, and 1 car hitting another ear in such cases is an easy matter. But the results ;»·» "~ so easy to ruined cars, , ,,. ,,,,,,, tK undertaker has to be called. i l a v safe, drive carefully on these winter, slippery roads caused by snows and sleets. 2 Too Ulany Marshall town T i m e s-Republican: Tuskeegee institute of Alabama reports 2 lynchings in the United States in 1944 which is 2 too many as the law should always be allowed to take its course We may take satisfaction, how- over, in comparing with former years. In 1935 t h e r e were 20 lynchings in the United Stales and there have not been so' many in any year since. Debit ' Sioux- City Journal: Enter another debit against the Germans, who talk of their honor -as soldiers and without knowing w h a t it s. 'Americans who knocked i nazi tank on the ' found Red Cross ,.^^5^ meant for,their comrades in possession of the crew. Surely 'the Germans weren't using tanks for Did You Know? By The Service NOTE-- 8u«r» availing themselves «f this service riy questions of fact -- ucjt counsel -- should sjgw tbeir full name and address and inclose 3 e e n t i for return pmtfse. Address Glole-(J»etle Inrortnallo'u 11 u r c a u. IVasUiujtoii, D. C. What is the origin of the saying "knock on wood." Some authorities attribute the origin of knocking on wood to the ancient religious rite of touching a crucifix when taking an oath; others, to the touching of beads, ol the rosary when praying. My husband, a major in the paratroops of the army will be 38 years old next March'. Will he then lie over ase for Ills rank and be released? The service age (service with troops) for a major in the army is 47. Therefore, your husband will not be over age in, grade when he becomes 3S. If a soldier is killed while overseas, is the notice sent to his mother or to his wife? The emergency addressee; the person designated by a soldier as the one to be notified in case of an emergency, is the one to whom the war department sends a tele- :ram. Wtat du the letters A. T. F. mean hi the adc'.ress of a man serving on a naval vessel 'iii the south Pacific? It indicates auxiliary-fleet ocean tug. For whom was the U. S. S. Dortch named? The U. S. S. Dortch, a -destroyer, was named for Capt. Isaac Foote Dortch, U. S. N., who received the navy cross for general outstanding war activities during the first World war. IVcrc any soldiers discharged in France during the last World ivar? Soldiers in the United States army were discharged overseas during the first World war at their own request when their reasons were considered adequate. What was the first government regulatory agency? The Interstate Commerce Commission, created Feb. 4, 1887. V.'hat is the origin of Hie name Moscow? Moscow is derived from Mosk- va, the name of a river which means muddy water. How d o c s the percentage of women employed at the end of the l a s t century compare, svitli the percentage employed before the present war? In I860 women were 17.2 per cent of all workers. In 1940 the OBSERVING Generals Prefer Milk knaw it's going to be diffi- c u l t to convince our younger generation of this fact, but when 3 top-ranking generals of this war--Clark, Bradley and Doolittle -- return home, they're going to insist on plenty ol milk with their first meal. The Journal of Living polled some of the top ranking officers ol th American army to learn what they would like the first time they came off G..I. rations. Steak is the favorite of 4 of them. Gen. Stilwell wanted pork chops with barbecue sauce, applesauce, candied sweet potatoes, cauliflow- r and peas. Gen. Hodges prefers a broiled T-bone. Gen. Bradley, Swiss steak with tomatoes, onions and peppers. ' Doolittle, a rare steak broiled with mushrooms. And here the youngsters should perk an attentive ear: Generals Clark and Hodges want a crisp green salad, Bradley, grapefruit, and Doolittle, lettuce and toma- *oes. Also, it is a fact that men in the :ombat areas think a great deal of milk drinks, ot chocolate malteds, of ice-cream sodas, of milk shakes, and of straight milk taken Ice cold from the refrigerator. Now maybe the resisting youngsters will change their habits, for milk and vegetables seem to be a requisite to military success. accidents begin to mount and it ° ent ol a11 workers - In 194 ° ^ is., time for 8 safeV^nded^pV! Z^^XTM ^ TM TM*^' 1944. it was 32.9. Where can one find the quotation beginning "I said to a mai wlin stood at the gate of the years' used by K i n s George VI Christmas day broadcast? ion i G a t e of the . ins entitled Year." Japan's Radio Webster City Freeman-Journal: Japan certainly has a wonderful radio service, as it has sunk more American vessels', including war and merchant craft, than America has had afloat. It has also killed hundreds of thousands of American service men, on lanci to say nothing of the naval, marine, sea- bee and others. What a radio! Too Late Lake Mills Graphic: One of the lessons we learn too late in lire is that by the time you get to be important enough to take 2 hours for lunch, the doctor limits you to graham crackers and milk. Manly Signal: Hitler, Mussolini and Hirohito have been seeking a place in the'sun--which is a lot ' nerve for 3 shady characters. Editorial of Day IGNOniNG PRAYER rVTTUMWA C O U R I E R : Each REMEMBER? FORTY YEAHS AGO ·A fox hunting parly-left the city Sunday for a few hours of sport near Freeman and to test the speed and scent of Col. Nichols' new fox hound. A. fox was raised which at once wa; the signal of general excitement incident to the peculiar bay of the hound. . . .The fox, however, evaded the dogs and hunters. . . . In the crowd were A. H. Ranney, Jess Nichols, FreU Stevens and Bunnie Coon. They succeeded in bagging one rabbit. Their friends are trying to tell them this morning that it was muskrat instead of a fox they saw The u-pather man promised L. drop of 20 degrees inside the next 15 hours. The thermometer registered only zero this morning which is some warmer than yesterday. THIRTY YEARS AGO Lovely woman and her greatest secret--her age--are proving the greatest stumbling blocks the census takers have encountered ao far.'For some unfathomable reason the dear creatures go up in the air and balk when" the census man in his most suave tone inquires "your age, please?" The party given last evening by the Catholic Ladies league at the Convent hail was largely attended, and i proved a great success. Fifteen tables were sot, and Miss Margaret Seissenger won the first prize. TWENTY YEARS AGO Papers have been signed and all transactions completed for the transfer of 20 patients from the state hospital at Cherokee to the new home on the Cerro Gordo county farm. County Auditor George Frost stated today. Secretary of the Navy Curtis D. Wilbur has been summoned to ! testify before the house naval affairs committee to explain tire navy's alleged short-comings in auxiliary craft, gun elevation and kindred necessities in event of war. THE BEST TIME TO. PRACTICE SAFETY IS ALL ' THE TIME CERRO GORDO COUNTY - SAFETY COUNCIL Tain't Funny Magee J3*^find myself no more than TSjs^i mildly amused by the news *"" item about a letter which was delivered to a Milwaukee woman even though the envelope contained only this address: "Boer- waukee, Cheesecousin." The completely unfunny, practice of thinking up trick addresses to befuddle and delay our hard- pressed postal workers has little to recommend it in peacetime, less during a war. Close as any morsel of fun is to be cuddled these sad days, mail and the manpower to keep it flowing are both too precious commodities to be subjected to any unnecessary plaguing delays. Quinine Supplied am glad to note that quinine can be supplied in this .hemisphere. Malaria victims can be aided immeasurably by quinine, which comes from the cinchona or "fever" tree. Now that so many American men are in tropical climates, quinine production takes oa added meaning. Formerly obtained from the far east, we have now turned to Latin America for most of our supply. Guatemala is today one of the most important sources for har- vestable quinine in the western hemisphere. There are now an estimated 1,600,000 cinchona trees there, some of them planted as long ago as 1884, and most of them old enough to yield the bitter- tasting bark which has saved tens of millions of people from death, and can save millions more. .Near the world-famed crater- lake, Atitlan, in Guatemala, is situated one of the world's most" effective cinchona research stations. And in many parts of Guatemala, the quinine-producing trees are planted so densely that the trunks are only a few inches apart from each other. Explaining Bing Crosby , (HU^ note with interest that WpE'- Bing Crosby last year led the whole entertainment field in the matter of box office receipts.' Not many -- even among his most loyal lans -- would say that Mr. Crosby has a great voice, judged on Metropolitan grand opera standards. The secret of his appeal is that he gives both his broadcasts and his pictures a touch of naturalness and sincerity that few others achieve. The Day's Bouquet To THE HOUSEWIVES CERRO GORDO COUNTY _ iul .. demonstrating in the salvage!;', grease collection last month thati; they are doing their part on theirl home . front in this war. They!) turned in nearly 1,000 more pounds] of fats in December than in the! month previous and grease is one\ of the~highly necessary salvage* items in this war. Mason City Gtobe-Gaxette An A. »r. LEE NEWSPAPER GI .JSX?-^'^i^-^o. Telephone 3800 ' FubliJter Wednesday, Jatt. 10, 1845 Emered as second-claa matter. April 17, 1930. at the postofffce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879 MEMBEB ASSOCIATED PHESS. . The Associated Press Is- exclusively entitled to the use for repubUcation of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local new? published herein.. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Masoii City and Cleat Lat« ,,, Masoti Cil)' and Clear lake by Outside 100 Mile Zone--Per 6 monthi- J S5.50; S months S3; 1 Oalslde Mascm City add Clsar Within 100 Miles ot Masoii City side ot tlte Carrier Dilr!cls City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier Per week by carrier Per year by mail ....,,,...., By mail c months ·By mail 3 months ....... By mall 1 morilj year, $10 \veelu, 2fl( year $10; month SI. Lake *ni HUd Out- of alason $10.00 40 S 7.00 S 3.75 S 2.00 0 How " ,^° USCS o£ " lh p TM J ' or Evidently not much in the opin- Dr. John F ion of R i c h o f should f ° b ° ur , » Thnr-,11 n-,n ,., 11 }ne*?t nf t /·kr-Krj-J.-IiVirt v-.^*n _1,, i_l_i_ *TIU T\ T ··;··-··«·· - , congressman 100 percent right in his obser- solv-e be that a e ·,, : *;^~- -~TM. fore us, I think there is nothing iV'" X. m \ n Problem solves it- more essential to the welfare of self in these days of synthetic vita- the world than to ask God's divine mms. But be sure they arc Iresh guidance and His aid in this gro;,t i and active. | u- ou blo that faces us." TEN YEARS AGO Fleminf-ton. £ J . - . »*«* Condon identified- Bruno Richard hnuptman 4 times today as the mysterious "John" who negotiated and collected the futile Lindbergh ransom. The Misses Peggy Senneff, Jean Lovell. Margaret Rule, Barbara Walker, Marion Ferguson and Maxine Beerman have returned to the University of Iowa to resume their studies after spending the holidays in Mason City. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murrov of Buffalo Center BOUND, NOT BURIED Will yon but take Ih* time to look Between the covers ot a book You'll tind Inscribed upon Us The 'toricil lore of eonntlc«s ac:*. And here, tmbatmtd in printer's infc. Rest p e r m a n e n t l y the tliotisMs men t h i n k Sot b u r i e d deep, b n t jirelv Mored i w h f r r "" ""·· "P "« p««it KNOW BUT IT SUKE THOSE THAT ? / 'NIPS TO THEIR. Or THOSE EXPLOSIONS.' THEY'REI,.. STORM OZ WEiL BE NEXT/ SNT THERE SOME WAV TO SQUARE OH' we CAM i-ARRANGE SOMETHING CERE'S ALU'AVS OF DISHES TD BE WASHED" WELL, t DONT MIND DOING THEM MISTER, BUT i THINK VOU'RE ; 7 MAKING A MISTAKE .. THAT'S THE REASON I M EATING HER£ - - SISTER PUT ME TO BED WITHOUT ANY SUPPSR, BECAUSE i BROKE HALF OP HER BEST CHINA! TflKT WILLBEYi-SOSH! I ATE SCNJ TT MUCH'.'ALL I'VE GOT -! IS [HAT YOUNG FELLOW.' HES HE 5 COMING THIS 6RAB3EO THAT OLD LADY'S f WHERE? 8UDDY.' BUDDy!! LOOK. QUICK! i WAY! LOOK OUT! HELP ME GfTT MY LANTHE OUT OF ' HERE/ ·^f^ef^-fSf^-rf^ C^J-T. - ! _ - . / ff'^MSf^^im. our/ HELLO LOMNTE.' ·--BurrowMARSVVOU , SATUKDAV - I SIMPL.VCAWT- Hi SIS.'I'M HOME FQ3 THE WEDDING.'WHO IS7HS LUCKY LUG ?J (SH-H-H ' | HE V " IPH MEN OF SWAAR.YQU HAVE DONE YOUR WORK WELL. I NOW -TOECH OF YOU GOES A THE LORtTlMM IS OVER- S KEEP NW PROMISE. TO SEND YOU HOWE, FREE MEN. BUT SO PURSE OF GOLD COIN , GENEROUS AND VJE ASK HIS RETURN PENNILESS VA6ES EOR YOUR TOIL.' 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