Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 24, 1944 · Page 19
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Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 19

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 24, 1944
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Thuriday, Feb. 24, 1944 q MASON C1TV GLOBE-GAZETTE SCARLET FEVER NEAR EPIDEMIC Disease Extends All Over Iowa; Care Urged Des Moines--Occurring at epidemic levels in the state, scarlet fever has broken out in at least 74 of Iowa's 99 counties and may be expected to reach the others before- the outbreak runs its course,, the state health department said Thursday. . Physicians throughout the state, according to the department, are reporting cases at the fastest rate since 1938. For the first 6 weeks c£ this year 801 cases were reported. This total exceeds reports for the corresponding weeks during the intervening years back to I 1938 when upwards of 1,400 cases j occurred. · r .Though Ihe.disease is scattered | lor the most part, concentrations J: have been noted in several coun- yties. Reports from Webster county give a total of 103 cases during the first 6 weeks of the year while Story reported 88 cases, Polk 57 Clinton 50, Des Moines 48 and Dubuque 33. Urging the public to co-operate with physicians in reporting cases and observing isolation regulations, the department said that high prevalence probably will continue until spring. "Much of the responsibility in preventing further spread rests with the parents of children who Ifeve the disease," the department declared. "Even mild cases spread infection, and no matter how light the disease seems to be, parents should keep sick children from playing with others." .Isolation is required, it was brought out, for 21 days from the time o£ onset of symptoms and for a longer period if there are complications. School and public health nurses and teachers were asked to exclude from school all children who have "suspicious looking" throats and parents were asked not to send their children to school when they have sore throats. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. NEED CHANGE IN ECONOMIC IDEAS Prof. Paul Olson Says Co-Operation Lacking Iowa Cily--Even in the midst or war's destruction ot human and natural, resources, the idea, of world economic interdependence cojjtmues to grow but it cannot be realized by a continuation of selfish nationalism and economic warfare of ihe past decade. Prof. Paul R. Olson. of the University of Iowa college of commerce has stated that belief, saying that a system oE international exchange is indispensable to the most efficient use of the world's resources. "International economic co-operation did not reach the end of its usefulness in the breakdown of the former pattern -of world trade--it awaits change and modification in the light of past failures," Professor Olson said. He said that common men all over the world are perplexed over a system o£ production which became so maladjusted as to result in food being destroyed in some nations while other- people suffered for lack of adequate diets. Ims is one example of situations of equal seriousness. Some of r the problems which must tie solved are unemployment, surplus production of certain commodities, monetary instability, need for capital to develop resources, and need for removing restrictions upon flow o£ international trade. "After the war, it will be the task to work out changes and modifications in an attempt to organize the vast human and natural resources of the world so as to enhance economic welfare and contribute to peace and order," declared Professor Olson. LOST MONEY ' In a transaction recently, Mar- vjn Burkhart, Hawkeye businessman, sold what he thought was a gallon of waste fat for 4c a pound Later when he wanted to sell some oysters he discovered that he had mjstakenly sold the oysters to the collector of waste fat. Ordinarily oysters sell for 75c a pint, or S6 a gallon. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. AT TIPS ON HOW TO SEW AND SAVE! Trade Your Coupon for the PLASTIC S O L E D SHOE of Tomorrow--Designed to Give You Wear! Modern miracle of chemical science--the new, forward- looking plastic soles -- that a r e D o u b l e - T o u g h Damp-Proof .. . Super-Flexible . . . Lightweight! Misses' Casual Oxford Sturdy, yet supple russet side leather. Ventilated; for all-possible comfort. Misses' Step-in Casual S.p o r t s and s c h o o l favorite for wear and casual comfort. Rich R,.u s s e t color. Men's Wing Tip Oxford Built of-selected · leather for tough M rtn wear, foot, com- £L · * " fort Plenty of TT style, too! Final Redaction 40 ONLY LADIES' WINTER COATS $5 $15 WHIU THEY LAST THIS SPRING MAKE IT YOURSELF O UR customers consider Penney's THE place to bay yard and we like to believe they are light! You owe it to yourself to see this Spring's new crop of Penney fabric values and all that goes.witi them: patterns and sewing accessories! It's Smart to Base Your Spring Wardrobe on Bright-Toned Shetland-type all-wool suits "Toppers" in all-wool fleece Wear them together now, separately later! -You'll like the dressmaker-soft or man- tailored suits made of long-wearing all- wool Shetland-type fabric in gay; spirit- lifting colors . . . and the all-wool boxy boy coats, expertly tailored to fit smoothly over suits or dresses. 10 to 18. -iy;(For the Family) BOYS' PLAY SUITS . .79c BOYS' DRESS PANTS 3.98 BOYS' FLANNEL PAJAMAS . .. 1.13 BOYS' SPRING COATS . . . . . . 6.25 CAPS TO MATCH .. .50e MEN'S TIES 98c MEN'S . SPORT .SHIRTS . . . 2.25 MARATHON HATS . . 3.98 LADIES' BLOUSES ...1.49 LADIES' HOSE 81c FINE RAYON SPREADS 6.90 HONOLULU PRINTS. .79e NOTIONS . . . . . . 4c . 8c FLORAL CHINTZ . . . 9 8 c APRONS ^_^^ 49e RUGS 2.98 BOYS- SPORT _SHIRTS .. .1.98 CHILDREN'S ANKLETS . . . . 1 5 c - 2 5 e LATEST BOOKS 50c DRAPERIES... 79c - 1.19 ARMY TYPE MEN'S MATCH SHIRTS MEN'S MATCH PANTS MEN'S WORK HANKIES . . . 7 c MEN'S WORK SHIRTS . . . . . . 79 C MEN'S WORK SOCKS ..2/35c MEN'S 10% WOOL ONIONS... 1.69 .*· FOR BOYS 12" !'\ For Dress Up-Handsome models s t y l e d just like Dad's (and as perfectly). For Color-Every pattern is a 1844 campus lender. Bold herring- boncs. smooth over- plaids a n d G l e n plaids'. Select yours today--All sizes 8 20. . I Jr. Rugby Sizes 2 - 6 6.90 CANTEEN SUPPLIES M £ ' ne s i f t now - Hosc - mouey el1 *. se "kits and many others greatly reduced. Shop for yours today. I9c to 3.50 Change Your Suits and Slacks with Bright SLIPONS and CARDIGANS The most popular classic styles of warmly blended wool-and-rayon or all wool for a gay, colorful touch for suits, skii-ts, slacks. Short or push-up sleeve models in plain or ribbed knit with casual crew neck or new square.neck. Have several- tor endless variety at very little expense! 3 .98 DEMOBILIZER -- Brig. G e n. frank T. Ilines (above), administrator of veterans' affairs, has been named in Washington fo direct the retraining and re-employment of veterans and war workers in post war demobilization. Tojo Quickly Told People of Truk Raid BY DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst This column has found nothing good to say about General Hideki Tojo, Japan's militaristic premier, but it strikes me that we must give him grudging credit for the great h o r s e sense he has · disp 1 a y e d in ' taking his people into confidence at once in the matter of Nippon's disaster at Truk I n d e e d i t , m u s t be admitted reluct- , antly that, just as the allied na- -lions probably · MACKENZIE could learn some useful tricks from the devil himself, so in this instance they could get a pointer from Tojo. The general didn't wait for weeks or months before disclosing the seriousness of the defeat to his public. Naturally Tojo didn't teU the exact truth; he isn't capable,of it. However, he wasn't so far off the beam, and he served the people hot mustard. He told them Japan had suffered "losses greater than the enemy's," in fact he bluntly stated that she had lost 18 ships (we claimed 19 as a certainty.) He said that "the war situation is truly grave," that events "by no means permit optimism," and that "the empire is literally standing at the crossroads of a rise or fall." Of course. Japan's head gangster is wholly selfish in thus ex- posins the facts. He doesn't give a "tinker's damn" about the general public, which he has placed upon the sacrificial altar of mili- tarislic ambition. But he needs the support of all Japan, for he knows that armies and navies arc helpless unless Ihe public is back ol them. Winning wars is a complete partnership. Japanese Vice Admiral Ogasawara, president of the Japan society, in speaking of Tojo's gesture, made the quip that "most probably if it had been America thev would have kept it secret for a year." Well, "military necessity" or what not has impelled the \ authorities on many occasions '.» keep back important information for long periods in some cases and presumably that's what he was hinting at. There are times when it's necessary for the authorities to suppress news temporarily as a matter of security. However, there have been numerous instances when officials have delayed issuing news for long periods iintl later found it impossible to j u s t i f y the action, fi lot of my reader's tell me they feel too much alien lion is paid to the "psychological j reaction" back home. In short, there's a disposition tn some official quarters--and (his is true on both sides of the Atlantic--(o view their publics as lacking understanding The man in the street hasn't the stability to withstand adverse news, and he is likely to get ox-er-optimistic if he receives good reports. Personally in traveling about our country I've found the general public mighty understanding and quite capable of thinking for itself. Anyway, the rank and file feel that this war is their show and they want full participation in it. News is the prime essential. There's a widespread feeling that the allied publics have served their apprenticeship as junior partners and are due for full partnership. Runaway Hen Comes Back With 10 Chicks Chicago, (iP)--A pel hen spent several weeks away from her home at a filling station and was given up as a contribution to somebody's dinner. Biddy surprised her owner, however, not only by returning but by bringing along 10 chicks. "Biddy is just a young hen and these are her first chickens, I ?uess she didn't know she was rushing the season," her owner said as he fixed her nest in a larger box to accommodate the family. It IKIS been estimated t h a t it lakes 8'.i tons of supplies initially o maintain 1 soldier overseas for the first. 30 days, and I«,t tons each month thereafter. What is a Bargain? This is what we of the Iowa Shoe Brokerage use for a definition--- NO LETDOWN IN QUALITY A GREAT LETDOWN IN PRICE i For example A NATIONALLY ADVERTISED Line of Fine MEN'S OXFORDS Selling Nationally at $11 Due to an agreement with the manufacturer we are not permitted to mention the name of these fine shoes in our advertising. There are styles to suit every man and a size to fit every foot. You will save $4.15 on every pair. Main Floor Shoe Dept. OUR LOW PRICE 6 these Many any sold as . Q na tion- E 00 S2» $2 95 -» Basement and talking about bargains! our basement store offers just that bought b Sded in° U th Wi " J in ? the 6ntire Sf ° ck Of a store tho ' »* Decently Dougnr. Included in this stock ore many pre-war items that vou have heen for a long time. Here is your opportunity to ge r this merchandise ' D. M. C. Embroidery FLOSS J. P. COATS THREAD Reg. 5c Spool Black, While, Colors A bargain in Slips Values to $2.50 in flesh, blue a n d black. Sizes 32 to 44. 3 2= Per Skein 98- Sale of KOTEX Ladies! This is the lowest price ever on Regular, Junior or Super. You Will Save 5 On a Pka, Men's Heavy SLIPOVER Sweaters Men! If ft j s warmth · you want . . . here it is! Round or V neck styles. 98 Sizes 36 to 46 Work Shirts Men! These are prewar qualities. Don't overlook this value. 98- Men's Dress Gloves Factory irregulars of $1.10 values. 49 c Pr. Fancy Ribbons '/a inch to 4 inches wide. Large assortment. Values to 98c a yard. 2l(fe It is smart to shop in our basement store IOWA SHOE BROKERAGE Where You S o v C to 50 2« SO. FEDERAL .MASON CITT

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