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.^.CT'tiMJWJgj^^ '^^- MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE An A. W. LEF. NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Slate. Street Telephone No. 3800 Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at the post- office at Mason^City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. LEE P. LOOMIS - - _ - - ' Publisher W. EARL HALL Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for repubJIcation of all newt dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE BY UNITED PHESS MEMBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with D«s Mofnes news and business offices at 495 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake, Mason City and Clear Lake, MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE ^ * THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1943 by the year $10,00 by the week $ ,20 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AXV WITHIN 100 MILKS OF MASOX CITV Per year by carrier-. §10,00 By mail 6 months. .$'J.25 Per week fay carrier..S -20 By mail 3 months. .$1.75 Per year by mail S 6.00 By mail 1 month...? .60 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZO.VE Per yr. S10.00 6 months J5.50 3 months $3.00 1 month Sl.OO Future G.O.P. Not to Shun Its Duty in International Affairs TOWA'S NEWLY ELECTED chairman of the ·*·'national republican central committee is represented in the current American Magazine with a significant article titled "The G. O. P.'s New Stand." And the most significant part of it is the paragraphs which have to do with the party's point of view with respect to the United States' role in the world scene after military victory has been won. On questions of domestic policy, the minority party's role can be pretty well guessed. Its influence between now and the next presidential elections can be assumed to be AGAINST handing more power, to" the president, establishing "new bureaus, further departures from constitutional- government, further regimentation in the pattern of collectivism, totalitarianism or state socialism, and further unnecessary spending for non-war purposes. These purposes Mr. Spangler ably recapitulates in his article, prefaced by the observation that "in common with all. patriotic citizens, I am an American before I am a member of a political party, and the welfare of our country must be the first and only objective in these 1 days of worldwide conflict." Political expediency, he adds, must not motivate his party.: TT IS WHEN THE lowan comes down to the ·*- subject of international relations that his article is of greatest interest- Although proceeding somewhat giiardedly, Mr. Spangler seems to offer the promise that the tragic mistake of twenty-five years ago--a mistake for which the republican party was most responsible--will not be repeated. This part of his article we reproduce: "The republican party, by resolution and by declaration, has stated its position with respect to international matters. It has stated that position as categorically as it is possible to do with the world in chaos. It has said that it realizes that, when peace shall come, the responsibility o£ the United States cannot be circumscribed within its territorial limits. But that this nation must play . some great and efficient part in the settlement of the peace, and in the preservation of peace when the voices of the guns shall have fallen silent in the world. "It is not possible to set down a sum below the line until a column of figures has been written down for one-to total. Just so it is impossible today to announce a specific program or plan for co-operation with our allies when victory shall be ours. The problem has not been fully posed for us. "We have partners in this war, partners who have fought, bled, sacrificed. It would seem to be both improper and ungrateful were the United States to announce a plan or fabricate a mechanism for postwar procedure without consultation and agreement with our three great partners: China, Russia, Great Britain. It would seem that any plan made" by the United Slates alone must be a futile plan, because we -shall need the collaboration of our partners in peace exactly as we need it now in war. "Only by agreement, understanding, unity of purpose, and unselfish harmony among the allies can anything of a beneficial or permanent nature be achieved for the amelioration of conditions in the world which we all deplore. "We must be willing and wise to collaborate, but that collaboration must be without impairment of our national identity as an independent nation; without surrendering our individuality as a sovereign state. The United States of America must remain the United States of America, under its own flag, and free to follow and to realize its high ideals. "Any concert into which we may enter must see to it that our standard of life shall not be lowered, and that unthinking idealism shall not bring the people of the United States down to foreign economic levels--but that our aim shall be to elevate the condition of alien, less fortunate men to the high and happy level which is our OUPPLEMENTING the foregoing as a statement *-· of the republican party's position relative to international affairs is the following paragraph drawn from a letter written by Mr. Spangler to the writer of this editorial under date of Dec. 31, 1942: "I am sure that the United Slates at (he end of the war will be willing to do its full share in world affairs to the end that future wars may be avoided. It is going to take real statesmanship and broad understanding to settle these difficult problems," This we have interpreted as a pledge that in so far as his influence can be exerted--and that influence will be considerable in his key position --Mr. Spangler will seek to direct the republican party away from the blind isolationism which tended to make the present war inevitable. Such a course will, we believe, be both good politics and good statesmanship. At the last fair test, the people of America expressed itself in unmistakable terms as favoring a return to the American way so far as domestic policies are concerned. It would be nothing short of tragic if the party which offers the sun of promise in this regard should let ilselt become committed to a foreign policy which, bitter experience has proved, leads to only one destinalion -- RECURRING WARS and INTERNATIONAL ANARCHY. LOOK OOT- BELOW It May Scare Some People, But Not Hitler! £y£^ OBSERVING Since it seems to be America's lot to step in and settle the world wars, maybe it would be just good business lo assume some responsibility for preventing them. * * * One of our friends insists they don't examine candidates for the service any more. They just count 'em, he says. * * * One of our friends in the service is amazed at the number of ways army cooks have devised to spoil good food. * * * When the Russians begin capturing towns in Germany, the names aren't going to be so hard to pronounce. * * * So far as the European 'scene is concerned, Britannia rules both the sea and the air. * * * The frequent iteration that oleo tastes as good as butter still leaves us unimpressed. * * * Too many public speakers are passing up too many good opportunities to sit down. * * * Roger Touhy doubtless is ready now to agree that crime as a career isn't so hot. PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges It Mustn't Be a Party Matter Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Our readiness to take a part in political as well as the military affairs after the war should not be allowed to become a party program. Republicans should guard against letting the new dealers claim this as their If they do, the end of the war may see another fatal division of opinion such as practically destroyed American participation in world affairs after the last war. . Little Sacrifice So Far Le Mars Sentinel: So far there has been little self denial by our people to finance the war. Few apart from the men in service are making any great sacrifices and there are still too many of our people who want life and business to continue as usual. The experience of other nations longer at war shows this is not the way to win victories. Soldiers Want Jobs, Not a Bonus Sheffield Press: If we want to do something for our men in the armed forces when they return to civilian life, let us take steps now to guarantee to them a place to work and a chance to make a decent living when the war is over. That would be granting them all they ask and would be an infinitely greater honor than another bonus. Giving Wallace His Due Cedar Rapids Gazette: In our opinion Henry Wallace has plenty of ideas that are cockeyed and visionary in the extreme. But he has some good ones, too. And we are not among those who would criticize the vice president for thinking about post-war problems and setting up the results of his deliberations for the world to shoot at. If We're to Keep the American. Way Rockford Register: Every taxpayer must realize that we cannot survive war, and return to a system of individual freedom unless the government remains solvent. If it is to do that, the people will have to pay taxes and buy bonds on a devastating scale. Tax laws must be mercilessly far-reaching and efficient. Why Worry About It Now? Swea City Herald: We for one, see no point in worrying about another economic crash immediately after this war. This country will make some of the greatest strides in its history. Ten to fifteen years later, however, is another category. We may, probably will, get to going so last we shall wind tip in another heap. Why Isn't Hoover Being Used? Albert Lea Tribune: One of the big tragedies today is the fact that a man so well qualified and willing to work for the welfare of the world as Herbert Hoover, is kept on the sidelines doing nothing. That's letting selfishness and jealousies of a lew in power, throw aside the things the world needs so much. A 1917 and 1943 Comparison jVIuscatine Journal: Senator Byrd of Virginia, who is trying to promote economy in non-war services, says that in World war I we had four civilian government employes for every 18 members of the armed services. In this war, he says we have four civilians for every seven members of the armed forces. Xo Time for S40 Banquets Ackley World-Journal: Folks are being asked lo "sacrifice," and most people are willing, but S40 suppers are hardly evidences of patriotic fervor, even for those born with silver spoons in their mouths. There are the arrogant rich. Bright rrospccts for G. O. F. Kewanee, 111., Star-Courier: The G. O. P. begins its brightest year in a decade with parti- control secure in states aggregating 315 out of 531 electoral votes. Thus the republican comeback for 19-M is almost assured already. A View of the Wallace Speech s Charles City Press: For the United States the New Democracy" expounded by Wallace would mean continued deficit spending and regimentation by the government to provide jobs for everybody after the war. One of Them Isn't Dead La Crosse Tribune: Roosevelt's former secretary of war, Harry Woodring, proposes a third party because he says, the two old ones are worn out. Only one of them is, Harry. Detroit Incident Recalled Davenport.Times: The egg shortage may be another argument against Willkie participating m the 1944 campaign. Editorial of the Day PRETTY ROUGH CUV JUMPERS Maurice B. Jones in Allison Tribune 'pHOSE WHO have been jumping from job to x job are going lo feel that the government is working an injustice on the workmen of Iowa in essential industry, by putting Iowa under the war manpower program, freezing workers to their jobs. The workmen 'in this category have no responsibility Tor the importance of their old jobs in the war effort, as they were only interested in the extra dollar per day. There were many who were working in essential industries in Iowa who leu without notice to take over attractive jobs in Minneapolis and other larger war industry centers. We'll guess that a good many will resent the part the United Stales employment service will have under the program. The DCS Moincs newspaper columnist is right in saying: "All the whining about war deprivations will lose battles faster than our soldiers overseas can win them. There aren't enough guns to silence the cry-babies." ^ REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO The Ladies Aid society of the Baptist church meets at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon with Mrs Marston on East Main street. B. C. Way went down to Charles City last evening and after being heard by the council in regard to the probabilities of granting a franchise to the new telephone company to G. E. Mason and others, the council by a vote of 7 to 1 refused to grant the new company a franchise. Roy Hich left this afternoon for Kansas City on business. He will be gone for about three months, THIRTY YEARS AGO Miss Edith Nichols, daughter of S. B. Nichols left for DCS Moines this afternoon to turn over the' office of secretary of the Jowa Sunday school association which has been in her charge to the newly appointed secretary, W. D. Stem. Mr. Stem comes from Pennsylvania and had done Sunday school work in several states. Miss Nichols will continue as an attache of the staff of state workers. - Walter Fatten left yesterday for Grinnell where he will resume his duties in the college Mr. Patton is planning on transferring to Iowa City within a short time. TWENTY YEARS AGO The North Iowa Poultry association will hold its annual show at the Parker building across the = t , ree , t . *TMTM t n c Ho ' el Hanford, Jan. 10, 11 and 1A Matt Ban-on, secretary of the organization announced today. Birds from Clarion, New Hampton Algona and other surrounding towns Sn fh C rW ,° T\ PouItr J' TMn in Illinois, Ohio, south Dakota and Minnesota also will have exhibits at the show, Barren declared Prof William Lapp, registered poultry judge, has' been obtained to judge the entries on Friday, the closing day. TEN YEARS AGO iof, IV J L ' ;S ? ) TM, Price aml M;SS B e r t n a Newell have left for their home in Minneapolis after a holiday visit at the home of Dr. and Mrs. T. A. Burke Jts Pennsylvania avenue southeast ' ihn i p iS fi :L i, Cntn - ! r ac j l0r Was cleef ed~ president of the Paik hospital alumnae nurses at their meeting Thursday afternoon at the P G F audi lorium. Mrs. Lyle Wilcox was elected vice pres dent and Miss Luclla Goarder, secretary and MAIL BAG Interesting Letters UD fo 250 Words Are Welcome 1943 CAN BE VICTORY YEAR .- CHICAGO--While we have been wishing' each ^ other a Happy New Year we cannot help but ask ourselves: Are the prospects for 1943 brighter than we have experienced in 1SM2? The general answer should be ves. The prospects for 1943 should and will be much better, ihe great war machine of the united nations is gathering strength a n d ' momentum. But quite naturally we will have and must expect more reverses before the enemies' power is broken We hear over the radio and read statemcnis t h a t Germany s power is fast waning and that J a p a n s treachery will not be an occasion for us to dread any longer, but we must realize that the war is not yet over and the Japs are still strong, cunning and ruthless. Millions of them are ready, to die if they cannot win. But as Knox. recently said, "The offensive has passed into our hands." Each of vis on the home front, however, will have to tighten his belt, work harder and get along with less and less, so that our men in the battle lines will have what they need to win. We have yet a "rim struggle ahead to win--make no mistake. Yes, there are tears and weariness, plus anxiety ahead. But beyond the shadows is certain victory The indomitable untamable, and we may add invincible, spirit of the American boys all over the fighting world, will bring certain victory. The American spirit is unconquerable. "V" stands for Victory, and nay our slogan be: LET'S WIN IT HERE! Keep on buying United States war bonds and stamps then victory will be ours beyond shadow of a doubt. GEORGE DUNLOP 5620 Huron Street. GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. BEST WAY TO SAVE FOOD T LIVE, breathe and have my being in Kansas ·*· City, Mo., and recently an administration bureau selected three families in Kansas City and tried out on them a week's recipes which included meat rationing and were supposed to be an economical and well-balanced diet. The reactions of the housewives in my native town, after having tried the diet, were as follows: ."They made no allowances for I leftovers." "It is too expensive." "There was so much meat that I never want to see meat [ again." It sounds to me a little ns [ t h o u g h the nutritionists in Washington had been facing a j typewriter instead of a kitchen [ stove. Perhaps what the nutritionists in Washington need is n course in Mr. Sciuecrs' school at Dotheboys Hall. This was in "Nicholas Nickleby," if you re| member, and Mr. Squeers' method of teaching was: After a boy Dr. Clendeninsr spelled botany, "b-o-t-t-i-n-y," he was told to go out and weed the garden. This gave him a first-hand acquaintance with the actualities of life. Before the rest of the United States follows the typewriter nutritionists, I advise them to buy n cook book which includes cookery terms and definitions. After reading it you understand what it is to marinate, to parboil, to braise, to score, to truss and to uninold. A good book should! also discuss standard measurements, safe substitutions, good nutrition simplified, leftovers and what to do with them, and sugar sparing suggestions. Questions and Answers C. T. B.--I have been having headaches for some time that start at the top of the head and go down the back to the neck. I thought it might be caused by my high blood pressure. Is there anything I can do? Answer--High blood pressure frequently produces a headache of this character. I would treat it with ordinary headache remedies and follow a diet low in nitrogen substances, such as meat, eggs, milk, etc. C. M.: What is a cystocele? What is a small polypus of the mouth of the womb and is it curable without an operation? Are any of the above conditions caused by childbirth? If any of the above conditions exist, can the person have a child without any trouble? Answer: All of the conditions which you mention are due to laceration and stretching of the birth canal during labor. They can be helped by medical treatment but not permanently cured without an operation. They are not necessarily serious 3nd do not necessarily interfere with health. It is possible to have a child with these conditions present and childbirth will not necessarily aggravate them. W. D. M.: Is there any known cure lor fingers that become white and numb when exposed, even for very short periods, to moderately cold temperatures? Answer: This condition is a form of Raynaud's disease and is very commonly met with. There is no effective cure for it and the best management we have is the recognition of the nature and cause of the condition and a w a r n i n g for the individual not to expose extremities to the cold. Confusing Signs MV*S venture the guess that 'MJ£. other cities making a survey of traffic signs would find substantially the same as St. Paul has recently, namely, that both motorists and pedestrians are more confused than helped by the existent signs. Nearly a dozen agencies, including .five St. Paul city departments, railroads, bus companies, business associations and the state fair, have erected traffic signs or barrier markings with variations in wording of messages and types of signs. More than 40 per cent of the 5,208 traffic signs were "stop" signs, man3 r of them four-way stops, which frequently were ignored. Portable advertising and "no parking" signs along curbs--usually placed by service stations, garages and parking lots--were growing in number, and because of their resemblance to t r a f f i c signs tended to confuse motorists. Nearly 50 per cent of all traffic signs were dirty, faded or rusty, bent, loose and broken, while many were obstructed from motorists' view. In providing for a more effective traffic sign maintenance program, the city was advised to establish a regular department to supervise installation and maintenance of all signs. Washing of traffic signs and cleaning and frequent repainting of barrier markings were recommended as important in maintenance. Other recommendations of the report were that advertising signs which conflict with traffic signs be removed, use of portable "no parking" signs discontinued, and obstructions to traffic directions eliminated. Pavement markings especially lanings, should be used more freely, the report a!so suggested. 'A further recommendation was that traffic controls be revaluatcd where changing conditions, such as gasoline rationing, have affected the traffic situation. V Color Bearers H suppose those who in early-day wars have found encouragement in their proximity to the colors as they advanced into battle find it difficult to reconcile themselves to the fact that modern troops don't usually carry flags in battle. The color bearer and color "uard are for parades and ceremonials only In the Civil war, as the New York Times recently pointed out, "the flag was borne forward in the charge, not only to add to the fervor of the advancing soldiers but for the practical purpose of marking the line. In fighting of any intensify the color sergeant could expect to be hit. It was a point of honor for the nearest man to grab the staff before it fell. The loss of flags and standards was a disgrace; their capture an achievement. "By the time of our war with Spain the flag had about disappeared from the actual firing front, although it is shown in artists' imaginings of what happened on San Juan hill. In combat the colors were not expedient. So modern troops don't carry flags in battle. But ours did when ' they landed in North Africa. Photographs show the color bearer on the beach at Surcouf, and the Stars and Stripes being carried under guard to the Maison Blanche airdrome, near Algiers. "The reason for doing this is obvious. Our soldiers wished to identify themselves beyond all doubt as Americans. They hoped the French would not fire upon our flag. In the first landings, at least, they could not have been sure that this would not happen. If it had happened in the instances photographed the color bearer would have been the first to fall. The men who carried the flag in that advance were true heirs of those who carried the Stars and Stripes at Gettysburg and Chancellorsville." _V-Another Puzzler ^^ should say that the really jgp quick-wilted reader should " be able in four minutes to unscramble each of these words to make a saying by a famous writer: "Spoincissu langosm uttshhgo era klie stab magnost dribs, thye veer lyf yb httiiwgl.--Canob." ANSWER "Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats among b i r d s , they ever fly by twilight.--Bacon." --V-,-The -I DAYS BOUQUE To THE MASON CITY LITTLE THEATER--for -the work being done by its members, under the direction of Mrs. Charles Grippen, in preparation for a stage production which will feature the annual meeting of the Cerro Gordo County Red Cross chapter at 8 o'clock in the high school auditorium Monday night, Jan. 11. At that lime a dramatic answer will be given to the question: "What'is the Red Cross?" This interesting and informative event will be open, without charge, to the public and there shouldn't be a vacant seat in the auditorium. DID YOU KNOW? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE: For an answer (n any t g u r s t i n n of fact wrile "Mason City fll^br-fJarctfe I n f c r m a f i n n Ft u r e a ti. Freilrrle J. Haskin. Director. \Va*hiii K *on. I. C." Please stnti 3 cents postage for reply. Lantern Light Lyrics By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center IF THE-s If lh t 'pare If » cable ·wasn't there from liable for r r p a i r hare a Tahfl wnnTrf v nu dare "Tnfl s^hlr'* tr *\par7 w o u l d you maj- *'nnaWc3'' lou can bet you w o u l d y nil ran hrt you wouM. Ltn» \n Dnuicldorp of Thornton, I o w a If a co«r anrl a *n\v lonJc a vow not in r turn a.lov IT a flame *rcl*5 acclaim Ir*r t h e s h i m e w h o ' s In hlj'me? ^ on can het tfity w ould You ran hrt ,ihe ( A t t e n t i o n , r«Ader»--Send in your "UThe-s" at onet. PleAsct In what city was the first monument (o George Washington erected? J. C. Baltimore, Md. What docs sic mean and why is it used? C. H. Sic means "thus" or "so." It is inserted, in brackets, after an astonishing or oven erroneous statement to indicate that it is an exact quotation of the original. IIoiv old arc oysters when they arc sent to market? R. E. The average age is four years. Has it ever been estimated how many people have lived in the world since its beginning? J. B. A T o accurate figure 'can, of course be given. However, the number of persons born into the world since its beginning has been placed at about 90 billion. Is the crib in which the Christ Child was laid still in existence? H. S. The crib identified as the one in which (lie infant Jcstis was laid is in the Church of Santa Maria Magsriorc in Rome. Which s!a(e has the largest county? C. S. San Bernardino, county in California is the largest county in the United States. Why is the Hudson river called tliR North river? N. E. The- Hudson river was first explored in 1609 by Henry Hudson, from whom it received its name. In early days North river was often applied to this river in distinction from the Delaware or South river. How many automobiles were registered in (lie V. S. and in England in 1939? W. W. In the United Stales 26.08B.70o. In the United Kingdom 1,847.000. How much iron Is there in the human hotly? L. F. B. The total amount of iron in the body of a healthy adult is about one-tenth to one-seventh of an ounce, not much more than there is in a shingle nail. What arc the dimensions of a cord of wood? R. L. A cord of wood is B feet long, 4 feet wide and 4 feet high usii- ally. How many people can be ac- commoilalcd in Grand Central station. New York City? C. V 30,000. Is the knot the same as the nautical mile? R. C. Yes. How much was raised by the president's birthday celebration in 1912? S. T. S3,908.310. At what (ime of day docs the mind work best? O. X. L. The threshold of highest men- tali'y is reached about I I a. m. Which governor receives the smallest salary? F. C. The governor of South Dakota, who receives $3,000 a year. Please give the origin of the word agony. E. B. In ancient Greece, agon was a public assembly, struggle, and finally (o signify any anguish of mind or body. Of what does a bee colony consist? M. G. Normally, a colony consists oi one queen bee, and thousands of undeveloped females called workers. During part of the year, there are nlso present some hundreds of males .or drones. Was General Rommel ever in the United Stales? C. B. It is reported that in" 1936 the German general entered this country as a student of history. Where is Sunda Strait? D. P. Sunda Strait is the channel separating Sumatra from Java and uniting the Indian ocean with the Java sea. How many USO centers are there? E. G. 1.1G2. Hnw large is Canada's air force? 150,000 men. Dt any of the great conductors Play the Seventh Symphony of Shostakovich in less than 70 minutes? E. V. Arturo Toscanini, 69 minutes r, seconds; Artur · Rodzinski, 6T minutes Ifl seconds: Carlos Chavez, 65 minutes and Hans Kind- Icr 64. What bird runs the fastest? J E The fastest bird for running on , 1J Vi lhe em " o£ Australia i which has been known to travel ,t.l T an hour for ^ miles. What horse was th e Icadinz money winner in 1942? H B · S h u t Out, with a total of $238 9 /2. * .HOW TO GROW HOUSE PLANTS SUCCESSFULLY ..ey ou 'u c oftcn hoai ' d People say, fane has a knack of growing flowers," but the truth of thi matter is that she knows what to do and what not to do in the mat'^ °. f ca " nB f " r flo »-e« and house plants The 30-paac government publication on HOUSE PLANTS will prove a joy to the person who is not having too much succe-3 W1 ^ . hl * indoor flower garden Potted plants arid to the coyness of any home. Send for your copy " 00 ' - Use This Coupon - _ Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 5 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in Name ........... St. or R. R ..... ............... City ...................... State ..................... (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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