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E D I T O R I A L S -Question: Is There Such a Thing as a Loyal Jap-American? CVERY time we venture the **' view that there is such a thing as a good Japanese-American, w receive a letter -from some reade; qa the Pacific coast, usually California, telling ia alt In no uncertain terms. "If you lived out here and knew the Japanese as we know them you .wouldn't be writing such sillj rot" That's a characteristic excerp' from one of the letters once received. And right now we can predict that iV« a sentiment thafs going 'to be expressed by somebody in comment on ibis piece, (~)UR feeling that there are good '.V .American* of Japanese blood just as there are good Americans ot German and Italian blood, has not, however, made us critical of the war authorities' course in moving all Japanese out of the seaboard areas. Probably a considerable number of loyal citizens were -wronged by the program. But the -war had to be won. There was no time in the emergency to pick and sort the loyal from the disloyal. Ordinary niceties take a terrible beatinj under the impact of war. It was always so. MOT long ago it was announced l " that Japanese of demonstrated loyalty in the areas where they have been transplanted since Pear: Harbor will be permitted to return to their former places of residence We're not at all sure that this will be a kindness to the Japanese themselves. The feeling toward them along the western seaboard is such that they are cot going to be welcomed home. That's · for sure. A- former Mason Cityan now living in southern California happened into the Globe-Gazette newsroom the day the war relocation authority's decision was announced. "They won't come back to ray town if they know what's for them," he commented. j IP in Oregon a Legion post took V it upon itself to -warn Japanese-Americans to sell their local property and give Hood Hiver a wide berth. "You won't be welcome back here," the warning said in effect. This action came to the attention of 1st army veterans in France, soldiers who had fought side by side with Japanese-American troops, one battalion of whom had been' rescued from a German trap by these Nisei soldiers. · The Associated Press . reports considerable indignation from this Oregon action. ; The army newspaper, Stars and Stripes, had some pointed c o m m e n t about the 'bigotry involved in it. JUST what it, all adds up to is J hard to say. Certainly we are claiming no solution to the difficult problem posed. When war rancors s u b s i d e , however, we are quite confident that there will be a general policy of fairness t o w a r d Japanese- Americans who have fully discharged the responsibilities o£ their American citizenship, even with their blood and their lives. good _A SPILL IF WE ARENT CAREFUL Look Out Below SinatraMo whom The one commonest reaction to the new ban on racetracks "Why has it been s layed?" Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. THE "SORE THROAT" 'CORE THROAT" is aliousehold ·J diagnosis which covers a multitude of things. " --· All common colds are divided nto 3 parts--nose, throat and jronchi. Sometimes just one is involved at a time. Sometimes everything is "involved--there is running from the nose, sore throat and difficult swallowing and tightness in the chest and coughing. Sometimes the whole thing starts n the nose, works down to the throat, and lands in the chest Most often it starts in the throat and works both directions--that is me kind of sore throat. If you ook in such.a throat you see a red palate with little yellowish, glist- ining spots scattered over it--fol- icular pharyngitis. Another kind of sore throat is cute tonsillitis. That is a strictly hroat affair--and a good thing oo because if the same amount of rouble as is kicked up in 'the Su-oat by a pair "of acute tonsils were to spread to the nose and hest it would be early Christian orture. Then, whenever a sore throat ^ Inflation r\NE of the most terrible results ^-' of the chaos in Germany after . made the country's money liter- :. -- .' . -·--»" .the German mark quotation i r , - _ . - -- -- -~~.~M»-,a uj. *u uuc; \.auca cry-Cologne was 4 trillion to the sipelas, and one scarlet f e v e r dollar! "" The memory of that period, when few 'could lay their hands on enough paper notes to buy one loaf of bread, was a large factor in the swing' of the people to the nazis, who promised stability, jobs arid power. It is interesting to note recent information on Germany's current monetary situation, 21 years after that tragic period, 5 years after the war the riaric began, bragging they would bring to the Germans the cream ot all the world. The office ol war information quotes the Munich newspaper Nachrichten as saying that note circulation within the country increased 10 per cent between Sept. 15 and Oct. 31 of this year. Circulation on the latter date was 44,703,073,000 marks, a rise of 1,448,000,000 or nearly 3 per cent over the previous week. A d i s p a t c h from Stockholm states flatly that the paper reichs- mark is almost worthless. One wonders what those Germans old enough to remember are thinking today. Rigors of War "I5UT those sugar coupons were ° marked Valid Indefinitely," objects a reader. Yes, but. how about the rights to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, which the continental congress declared to be "unalienable?" No time limit there. Yet more than a few Americana have had happiness, liberty and even life itself, alienated from them. Oh yes, and as you were say- Ing, now some unused sugar coupons, too. War certainly is what Sherman said it was, isn't it? But not, generally speaking, in Ihe American riming room. iediate throat culture The strep throat is somewhere in between all of these. It may have a membrane orr the pharynx that looks like diphtheria, it may '"- the tonsils almost exclu- The streptococcus is a tine, round little germ that grows in the form o£" chains. There are many varieties of it^--one causes ery- ."ijt-ic", am*. uuc suariet l e v e r . Other varieties' are responsible for puerperal fever and forms of acute heart disease. The kind you have in the pharynx in-a "strep sore throat" may be any of these, so it is best not to treat it with contempt Select rather one of the sulfa drugs. It can be identified and differentiated from theria by a throat culture. Many epidemics h a v e been traced to infected milk, the milk being just loaded with colonies of streptococci which come maybe from some food handler -- dairy man, milk man, waitress, cook. You may get on a street car or a bus, or go to a movie and sit next to someone who is just coming down with a fine case of it and breathing out gobs of streptococci in all directions. They are very contagious and tend to go in epidemics. I don't want to scare anybody by all this. There is really no way to avoid it. Certainly the worst thing is to withdraw yourself from life and refuse to go on busses or to the movies. The best thing is to mingle freely with everybody and develop immunity to all varieties of strep. Take me who have for more years than I want to tell jammed into crowds and movie houses from Oregon to Russia. I don't suppose it would be possible to give me a strep sore throat Knock on wood. But the serious dangers that used to accompany a strep sore throat are pushed into the background now that we have the sulfa !;5V£ S m2 **"*$ s u c I 1 conditions - - · · are espg. only against streptococci. Now we fecUve against streptococci " and produce almost no disagreeable toxic symptoms in the patient Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges erald: In tte a p frenchmen whose situation was Hugo chapter of a _·-,, f . . . has · advanced and a great improvement has been achieved even m_ the language of fighting-men. When last w e e k the'nazis demanded that Gen. McAuh'ffe surrender, the general's reply was Nuts." Here is a word that can be printed, and a book could be written about what it meant in this particular place. Stroneann Tactics Marshalltown Times - Republican: The Montgomery Ward case got to the c o u r t s for decision Which is all Montgomery Ward ever asked for. There was no occasion for the army taking over a retail business house. Lawyers for Ward and for the government could have agreed to submit the ease to the court but that wouldn't have satisfied the C.I.O. which wanted the government to enforce its maintenance of membership and dues checkoff before any court could 'get a chance to -render a decision on the the W.L.B. order. How Can It Be Done? Cherokee Times: How farmers are going to maintain present production scales if a considerable share of the 1,800,000 men of draft age now deferred as agricultural workers are taken from the farms may be clear to the officials in Washington, but to the men'out on the farm it still is an unsolved problem. u y evej ? more so m ^ bad conditions that ~ ,, - - -«~ ., « u j. t^llli 11 s hard to figure out what has happened to 95 per cent of an almost- normal 1943 supply to make the tobacconists' s h e l v e s look like Mother Hubbard's cupboard. Conservatism Still Popular Washington Evening Journal' Iowa doesn't want to be'enurious Iowa is willing to pay for all essentials and maybe, occasionally, go in for a little luxury on the side. But conservative government_is s^till popular with the tax" " promises to become s ahead. Duty Toward the Insane - · C ?.V, r ": iI ? Iuas Nonpareil: Iowa is still in the dark ages as far as the treatment of the insane is concerned. It is the duty of the legislature to take the necessary steps to appropriate sufficient funds to correct the ' " prevail. Farm Training } Belmond Independent: A young Person on a farm learns early to work. He acquires the habit of'in- dustry. He is broadened and matured by responsibility. ---- - . \ Editorial of Day FACTS IN FAREWELL U7ISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL" Whoever may now sit in Bascom hall as the University of Wisconsin's new president and however capable may be his hands and far-seeing · his eyes, he will :e shackled and impotent unless he people of Wisconsin take in deep seriousness the wise words of Clarence A. Dykstra's farewell. Mr. Dykstra put it fairly but clearly and bluntly; The University of Wisconsin is a great and distinguished institution. It can 3e kept that way only by. embracing the boldest program ever presented in its history. That means funds, for a 20 year "'"'"I program already 15 years , - - - .--~«..j ans *^3jj*;--- -- -------"o f ·· w^» w*** *«4,cciui,y I.*) yuars ciauy deadly to streptococci. In behind, and for operating costs to fact in the first period of their use maintain a distinguished staff and they were supposed to be effective to provide the distinguished serv- only against strenfrwwvi 7\T/wr m* ices whirX *o na^wi.* ~* «7.- . * · ~.~"- «»*- u^ofcuj£tuaLLCU a e i v -~j ue-.....n. ouct/iwucci. «ow we ice s which the people of Wiscon- h ?. ve *.°TM«J'they, are useful against sin have a right to expect from other infections. Given in adequate then: university. V .-,,,,,.,,., v..a^_jj U..C j^fciaiamrt: iirsi gives him and the state's citizens a plant and machinery to translate them into tangible realities. Did You Know? By The Hpskin Service EDITOR'S KOTE-i-Beadtn .ralllnc thenutlvea ot thla Mr vlce (or queMlon. ·I (act--not eonnul--·boat* »li D u, ejr lull nm .nd *ddeu u lielow s « « n l s for re l Bm p.ilajT. Adores, Clobe-C«e«e InlonruUon B v r e a u * Washington. 0. c. What is the extent of present day unemployment. It is estimated there are about 1,000,000 unemployed. Has there been any formal declaration as to who owns the air? It has, been a generally accepted doctrine in the various countries that ownership extends from the surface to the center of the earth, and to the sky above. What was the occupation of Sialin's father? He was a shoemaker. How did Van Gogh sign his paintings? The DuUh painter always signed his pictures with his given name, Vincent. What were the "five wits" spoken of by Chaucer? In the Parsones Tale, Chaucer writes: "The 5 wittes; as sight, iiearing, smelling, savouring, and touching." In books on Hau aii there is reference to the llima. What is it? This is the name of a beautiful Cower which was used to make 'ihe leis of royalty. How much of the productive land of the Netherlands Is below high-tide level? Forty per cent. How many churches have been damaged and destroyed In Britain? Church of England, 163 destroyed, .1,389 . damaged; .Baptist and Congregational, each more than 800 lost or damaged; Methodist, 1,316 destroyed or damaged; Church of Scotland, 9 destroyed 170 damaged;. Roman Catholic, 234 lost or damaged." Where was Sidney Hillman educated? Sidney Hillman was born in Za- gare, Lithuania, where his father was a merchant. He was educated m a seminary o f ' that city and came to the United States at the age of 20. What were the lowest prices on wheat and corn on the Chicago market fa the last 50 .years? .The lowest price paid for wheat was 44'A cents per bushel in December, 1932. The lowest 'price on corn was in September, 1838 19V, cents per bushel. Wont units of the U. S. army have received the Croix de Guerre in the current war? As yet no Croix de Guerre has seen bestowed on any unit of the army of the United States in the present war. Do the leaves of trees have any value as fertilizer? All leaves o£ deciduous trees lave a certain fertilizing value as eaf mold or compost REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO Col. F. A. Kirschroan is limping today as the result of a fall which happened to him Monday evening while ascending the stairs of the M. W. Ak hall. He came down heavily on one knee, which is somewhat painful but will not result seriously. F r a n k Currie has secured a patent on a device which is called a saw cabinet and which will hold 400 saws of different grades and sizes. . . . It is said to be a very convenient arrangement and Mr. Currie intends to push his patent, getting it before the hardware men of the country. THIRTY YEARS AGO Lost -- Elk tooth watch fob valuable to owner. A liberal reward will be paid for its return to 3. A. Schneider, Security National bank. -- Ad. Music is not a school "fad." It s a valuable discipline. Come out and hear your children tonight and tomorrow at the Cecil. This s worthy of consideration by hose who wish the schools well "Hit the Trail" w i t h Smoke Bellew by Jack London. Our new serial is one' of the best stories Jack London ever wrote. \Vatch Tor the opening chapter. TWENTY YEARS AGO Mount Vernon-- Miss Winifred VanNess of Mason City, a student at Cornell college, was recently initiated into the Alethean Literary society at a formal banquet held in the society hall. Washington -- President C o o 1- dge today nominated George M. .Voodruff to be postmaster at Mason City, Iowa. TEN YEARS AGO H. M. Knudson, who will leave r riday for Des Moines to take ver his duties as state represen- ative from Cerro Gordo county, Wednesday morning placed his resignation from the city council of Mason City in the hands of Vlayor J. J. Burns. . . . In taking eave of the affairs of the municipality, Mr. Knudson u r g e d upon the people of Mason City to give more concern to local governmental affairs. Tom Arthur, manager of the ecil, Palace and. Strand theaters n Mason City, announced Thursday through Milton H. Nicol, who has charge of the Cecil, that adult admissions to the Cecil would be reduced to 36 cents for all eve- g performances. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center AND WEIX-BUTTERED Ie», a loci of fruh-ptcVrd Itrrlfi In a bath of coantry cream Wltn a smaller! nr of miar ft an epicurean dream. Or a crlspr. flaky pie crn* ITtlh the red Juice ooilnj trttht From the son.kfssed cherry staffing Slake* a gastronomte sijM. Bui wtrc I to do the choo*!n[ Of » food that rrallr rale* I'd *aj-, 'Tonr more Tnaple syrup On a jlarfc of Ma, p ln cakei!" OBSERVING Requisite of o Wife have it on the authority of one T. P. Wang of the Chinese news service in Chicago that girls in China have their best chance of insuring a happy marriage if they will but learn the art of shoemaking. Most Chinese officers he has talked to, he writes, agreed that the ability to make comfortable and enduring shoes is an important requisite of a good wife. "We have to walk such a lot you know," said Col. Li Tsung- Kan, regiment commander, of Pacemng, Hunan province "It's too expensive to buy shoes in the market; besides they last only one or 2 weeks." Colonel Li thrust out his feet and proudly enumerated to Mr Wang all the excellences of his' shoes while all the others in the mall tent stared at them with en- ious eyes. They were made by "Immediately after our marriage 2 years ago," the 34 year old ol ° ael . related, "I told my wife S at sl i e . had to Ieflrn to make shoes. At first she made them just o appease me, now she actually enjoys the work. After 2 years practice, she can make very good shoes and my parents and relatives praise her for that I have Ehoes The commander confided to Mr. Wang that he was rather wild lor some time when he was a young lieutenant in. Shanghai. "But now whenever I want to raise hell I look at my shoes and my tender feeling toward my wife always gets the better of me." --V-Profitable Mistake guess that bookseller in Atlantic City wasn't so dumb after all. He put up a sign advertising Somerset Maugham's book, "The Razor's Edge." It turned out: "The Razor's Itch." When someone drew his attention to the mistake, his answer was that people noticed it every day and came into the shop to tell him about it. The payoff: Before they left, they almost always bought something --V-- . Forgotten 3rd Basemen --~- Dimply can't understand i why it 5s that no 3rd baseman has ever been admitted to the hall of fame at Coopers town, N. Y., or won the lesser dis-. tinction of being voted the year's most valuable player. Third base is in many ways the hardest position in the infield. Shortstop gets more chances; but they are generally easier. Third gets the rifle bullet down the left field foul line, and the' teasing bunt dropped halfway between third and home. 'Quickness and good legs are needed to stand the sudden starting and stopping which is required. Then there is the Jong throw to first which makes it undesirable for a third baseman to be left- handed if he is to get the ball over in time. So exacting are the responsibilities of the hot corner that iis guardian is one of thei few players allowed to be a poor-batter. : There have been great third- basemen,- John McGraw, the famous manager .of the New York Giants was one. Jimmy Collins H a r r y Steinfeld, Pie -Traynor stand out in'baseball history. Today there are Mark Christman and George Kurowski, to name only 2. Any of these, it seems to me ought to be hall o£ fame material. , --V-- · Laid Up for Repairs ··"*· .think the following verse sums up the importance of .. . · being cautious in a way that all of us can understand: At home one nick!, without a Uibt He lambltt aowa (he sl.Irj. Ana «hat played hob with Wj war Job-- He'i laid op tar repairs! , . --V-Information, Please? 1. Why is a certain type of moth called a miller? 2. Is the sting of a bee located in its head or its tail? 3. Are any other animals besides horses spoken of as "thoroughbred?" ANSWERS--1, Because of the dusty appearance of its wings' 2 At the tail end of the abdomen; 3, NO, other animals who are recorded or eligible to be recorded are spoken, ot as "pure bred." The Day's Bouquet To FATHER WILMER v FER--For his work with the youth o£ the Holy Family school.* During his 3A years in'Mason} City, Father Kieffer has been the* guiding light for the boys, ath- 1 ' letically, as well as in religious ' and other activities, and has fos- · tered many events, including the basketball tearn and all-school boxing and basketball tournaments. His leadership has beenf/ an inspiring one to the youth with' whom he worked. { Mason Ciry Globe-Gazette An A. W. I. EK-NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the ..^OBE-CAZETTE PUBUSHtNO CO 1S1-123 East State Street Telephone Sex Thursday, , Jan. 11, 1945 Entered as second-class ''matter ' AprC 17, 1930. at the postofflce at Mnson City Iowa, under (he act of starch 3, 1879 fi MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is exclusively enttUecv to the use for republlcailon of all newt dispatches credited to It or not otherwtrj credited In this paper and also the locaT news published herct/i. SUBSCRIPTION KATES "\ Maion city and Clear Ijke by rear StO'! Mason Citj- ana CItar take oy week! Mo Outside 1XI Mile Zone--Per year S10- B months $3.50; 3 months 53; 1 month « Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and Within 100 Miles of Mason'Clty and Out. Slit o« the Carrier District* of Mason :ily ud Clear Lake: ?er year by carrier 51000 Per weak by carrier jS Per year by mail ; S 1 00 3y mail 6 montns ...,,· * y'ts 3y mall.3 months \ 5 too By man 1 month. 5; .79 FASTt.STOKMf THOSE EXPLOSIONS WIPED OU7 THE NIPS--THEVLL STOP CLOUS TOO... IF we HAN OUT FROM- THAT DIXZCTICN MUeSS, CM GBmHG TIOSO OP THIS WE'LL AIM OUR SNOWBMIS ·-vww, »*-i WEI i MW nrrcfwr- (rl'3 Tl/u HEOOWS THSOW SNOWBAOS AT EACH ' tf '(DUR W1NDOV«!._THEN 07HB? AND HIT MY WINDOWS M4YBE WElU HIT THE GUVS ..SIR, BUT WE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT rr_ B1GFORMETO 70 STOP HIM?$ TACKLE, BUT- } UH/ LOOK'S LIKE YOUR LrflJCE IS HERETO STAX DUKE/ YOU JU5TCAWT WMO WOW FICHTR4IR,C4W I THE DUKE " SETTER WATCH' OUT/ WHAT DOVA MEAN B/THaf 11 HES REALC/ VINNIESl f KnVPDItrKir-N/ ' I ANOVOU WOLFED HIM liP^ AWAY FBOM HER JUSTJ CEACKf XXI LOVE TO SHOW OU OOULO fp -- i -- . , t--v-vn-* . JJj ViHEM'STHE WEDDING: THAT WAS THE LAST MAN- NOW, BRICK, WE UUNCH THE FIRST SPACESHIP EVER ATTEMPTING TO REACH THE MOON! V-FSI BUT HOT/ AM 1 COMA leAet/ TO Pioe, IF r DOH'TDE? ffeX£ PICKlUG Up ·SPEED- ··WOtfD HOIV you STOP THSSE THlflGS? DlDf/7 S£E ME 7AXE

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