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January 12, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 4

Mason City, Iowa
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Friday, January 12, 1945
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E D I T O R I A L . ^ It's Time to Decide Our Policy on New Industries in City THE hearing before the Masou . City zoning nd planning commission Monday night focused attention on a problem that faces this community. It is a problem that has become increasingly evident u the industrial promotion committee and other personnel of the Chamber of Commerce and other groups have endeavored to interest manufacturers, processors and distributors to locate in Mason City. · . · · . - ' , · , ; The problem is that of providing sites for such industries. · A glance at the zoning-map of Mason City reveals that comparai lively small areas are zoned for heavy industry. It.was an effort to remedy this shortage by changing the zoning classification of a 40 acre plot in the northwest part of the city that brought scores of petitioners to the city hall-Monday night · IT, is » natural thing f or citizens * in that neighborhood to be wary about what'the location of such an Industry as a chemical fertilizer plant would do to their property. And it isn't our-purpose here to pass on the merits of their protest ·gainst the zoning change. On the other hand we want to »ee adopted in Mason City something tha|; even-these petitioners admit they!: want to see--a program that .will' bring new industries to this-community. ' : If Mason City'.is .to get these industries it must have places for them, places which they can purchase and proceed to d e v e l o p without ,the troubles of hearings and possible litigation, p l a c e s where industry will not bring injury to present -'property" holders; lip 1 a* residents of Mason City '"·must··, as postwar industrial development looms in the not distant future, whether we; are willing to make the necessary, adjustments to 'provide for thein. : A city,^ as a -rule, doesn't just STOW. ; Growth comes, usually, because citizens of the community have; the. will to. grow, have the enterprise, the foresight and the co-operation that are conducive to bringing new; industries and commercial vefttures, as well as cultural and recreational facilities. It goes without saying, that industries unable to find suitable · locations in Mason City will find a m p l e opportunities elsewhere; They wfll be offered sites and othe? inducements.. Brilliant promotion plans':,\,presented to them. Favorable "lafcts about -the community will ibe marshaled in ;slich as t h i s V faces Mason City in its hopes for industrial expansion. It is therefore highly necessary: that the road' to establishing plants in the community be made as smooth as possible, especially since Mason City has numerous natural advantages that manufacturers and distributors seek--such as excellent railroad and highway facilities plus an airport and prospective airline service. The time for decision is now. If we want Mason City to continue to grow, then the section of the zoning, ordinance pertaining to industries should be studied and revamped. If such study shows there" is insufficient space within the limits of Mason City for sizable industrial additions t h e n steps should'be taken by the railroads, the industrial promotion committee of the (Chamber of Commerce or other organizations for providing suitable tracts outside the city. Venerable Warrior pEN. PEYTON C. MARCH re-. V-ceatly observed his 80th birthday by granting an interview in which' he found nothing right about this war. Back in 1918, when he was serving as chief-of-staff in the first World war, his conduct of war operations was, under fire from 80 year old survivors of the Spanish-American, even the Civil, war. Military techniques change for each passing war. But the generals don't change their thinking in old »ge. . · - ' . ' , Gen. Pershing is the exception. He has kept young in 'mind and spirit, if not in body. Nobody has been more generous than he in praise of Gen. Marshall, Gen/' Eisenhower and others at the helm in this war. Reason for Dying THE WAR BE SAVED?" C is the title of an editorial featured in the current issue of The Christian Century. It's a lament over the fact that Russia and Britain, are being permitted to do things not to the editor's liking in Greece and Poland.. "Can-men still be assured that they are being called to die'for ends that are worth dying for?" the writer asks. Down through the years, thank God, Americans have considered the preservation of America a food reaion for fighting -- and dying, if need be. Those who think this was not «n issue--THE principal Issue--in this war are invited to try drawing a line at which Heir Hitler would say: "This Jar .will I go and no further." CONVENTION HAUL Look Out Below If you can look at a picture of our fighting men battling mud and snow and still gripe about the reduction of your ration points, there's something wrong with your patriotism! . ' . * ' · . * · · No crop insurance' plan we've yet heard about contains any guarantee to patrons against un- derripe or overripe roasting ears. * · * . ^^ Freedom, it has been demonstrated anew, isn't something that can be purchased without cost and preserved without sacrifice. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. BEST SPKAIN CUBE I F YOU have a fall on these slip. pery streets and it is "only a sprain," -which is likely according to statistics you can thank your stars that you are living in a modern Jay and age when "only a sprain" really means only a sprain. In other days it was a generally held article of belief that a sprain was worse than a broken bone and the victim was fixed up in a cast and:put to bed for 6 weeks, and then given crutches so that he hobbled around for another a or 4 months trying to 'get 1 his ankle loosened up. , "There were 2 factors which conduced to this unhappy state of affairs--one was the treatment and the other was diagnosis. To explain the latter first, this jospel about sprains being worse khan fractures was held largely Before the days of the X-ray. Many injuries which look like sprains are really small or peculiar fractures. And since a differential diagnosis is almost impossible by palpation .and inspection alone, the safest thing for the old time practitioner to Jo would be to put the limb in a cast and give it plenty of time to heal, so he wouldn't be blamed if a bad result occurred. Now with modem X-ray equipment it can be said that hardly one case out of a thousand of bone fracture is not spotted by the Xray. So the doctor knows what he is dealing with and of an absolute certainty. The great lesson of falls and injuries is to heed your. doctor's advice and have an Xray taken, no matter how trivial the matter may seem to he. Never mind about the expense. There are no priorities on Xrays and -it will be cheaper in the long run. The second reason why' the old fashioned practitioner thought sprains were worse than breaks was his treatment, which was designed to stiffen up the ligaments so they came out as unpliable as shoe leather. " The modern surgeon is* hard boiled about sprains. He learned from boys who played tennis and baseball against his advice that if you get out and work a sprain it will get well sooner than if you baby it Or to put it in the restrained terms of an army medical officer whose report lies before me--"Invariably patients whether with moderate .or severe sprain and almost irrespective of the type of treatment given, who were immediately 'sent back to routine activity did better than those who were put at rest for a few days with limited or no use of the part. The ones who were inactivated for one or more days by being put to bed for cold and then hot applications were often disabled for periods of a few days to two or three weeks. One patient was disabled eight weeks." Note that the report says-'Irrespective of treatment" The latest and certainly the flossiest treatment is to inject novocain or procain or some local anaesthetic into the sprained ligaments. This stops pain and lets the fellow go on about his business with no discomfort which might tend to allow him to favor the sprained member. But just as good results were obtained by strapping with adhesive tape or an elastic bandage, or, if the victim was one of your tough brethren, just let him go without any support or even arnica to rub on. It may seem cruel, but it comes out best in the long run. The lesson is, when you have a fall or a tumble get an Xray. Then if there are no bones broken go your \vay and fear no consequences. Pros and Cons · Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges To Babe Pay Austin Herald: Pointing out that higher pay for labor in postwar industry will result from increased output.of goods, Edwin T. Cheyfitz, young CIO labor leader, in a Fortune article condensed in the Reader's Digest for January, urges kb°r leaders to take a positive stand for "no shackles on produc- tion.TM Mr. Cheyfitz, national chairman of the Casting division of CIOs Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers ana labor consultant to the war production board, is a graduate of t h e University of Michigan where he majored in mathematics' and economics. T Entitled "Let's.Stop -Plowing Under' in Our Factories," Mr. Cfleyfitz's article takes both management and labor to task for practices which in the past have hindered maximum production. · Doable Setback La Crosse Tribune: There is a grim note in the recent remark of Adm. Chester-W. Nimitz, commander in chief of the Pacific fleet, which should be noted by all Americans who are concerned with the progress of the war. Adm. Nimitz said the success of the German counter-offensive on the western front -had upset- the offensive schedule,lor the,Pacific. The nazi counter-offensive' he said,_would delay the re-deployment of forces in Europe particularly the air forces. .-- · The statement by Adm. Nimitz was more realistic than pessimistic but the point to remember is that a German drive which delays the offensive against Japan also gives Japan time to strengthen Us military power. "Whatever strength Japan gams can be used in turn to give the na-q* another lift. Add'War Problems Marshalltown Times-Republican: Here's a new war problem. Hhnois auto license plates w e r e made of a soy bean combination which appeals to dogs. Dogs follow cars sniffing at the tags and when they get a chance bite off a chunk. Many complaints Save been made by car owners. Stranre Deborah Public Opinion: Isn't it strange^-before venturing upon most vocations people feel required to take some special train- mg, but everybody thinks he can raise children without any pre- limirmry preparation. No Impression Cedar Rapids Gazette: It Is too baa, but it's also undeniable that federal budget estimates have ceased to make much of an impression on even those citizens with a greater-than-average interest in public affairs. Editorial of Doy THE NATIONAL, SERVICE iAW nUBTJQUE TELEGRAPH-HER*- f ALD; Four or 5 months ago we asked ourselves, "Why don't the g 6 TM 180 ? five up; they know they're beaten?" .They hoped to get something less than,total defeat by stretching out .the war. That sounded silly then, because we figured that the long'er they resisted the harder they would get beaten. But the Germans are better psychologists than we, at least with regard to war. Their hope did look futile while we were racing through Normandy, Brittany and the rest of France. But as'we closed in on the German homeland, and met a line of fanatical resistance, some o t h e r things began to happen. We and our allies began to fall out over questions of dealing with the "beaten" enemy. Our war plants began to show the effects of an exodus that started when workers thought the end of the war was closS at hand and rushed for civilian jobs. Now it doesn't seem so silly for the enemy to have hoped for better terms from attackers who fight among themselves for spoils that haven't yet been realized, or lose strength through production letdowns. We find ourselves, at the beginning of 1945, considering legislation to draft everybody. According to our expectations of early 1944, we now should be part way through reconversion, and fighting only the Japs with 1 hand tied behind us. Instead, tve have the president asking congress for a national service act. Did You Know? By The Hqskin Service EDltOJTS NOTE-Ku«n ihtmMlra ·« tkli iurl» »«r meUu» ft bee--a«t -MUMI-««u lima (feel* toll umi and addreu ud Ineloie 3 'J.?5*£'*" "'"" P»«»»e. AMrau Globe.Guett» Infonutlfn B i r e a t . WaUof t#n. D. C. How many kinds of birds did Theodore Roosevelt count In Washington, D. C., and vicinity? There were in all 93 varieties of which 56 had been seen in the White House grounds. · What proportion of the population of voting ate consists of Ne- froes? In 1B40, they constituted 8.8 per cent. What ix the speed of an elephant? · The elephant's natural gait, a shuffling walk, probably does not exceed 10 miles an hour. How tall ar« the famous Japanese Sumo wrestlers? The average male at maturity is 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches in height. .Why 'was the deepest known spot In the Atlantic ocean called the Milwaukee depth? It was first reported by the U. S. S. Milwaukee. Any United States ship which reports a new depth has that depth named for it, . What President of the United States was a preacher? .. James A, Garfield was a lay preacher of the Disciples of Christ church. - . What should a person do U he loses Us Social Security card? He should write directly to the Social Security Board, 1825 H Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., explain the circumstances, give its number and ask for a duplicate. Is the number of dead languages large? · - Prof. Louis H. Gray believes the number of languages dead and vanished is far greater than the number of those xvhich are living or which, if dead, are still remembered. Is It possible to enlist in the merchant marine? A merchant marine seaman signs articles for each voyage aboard a merchant ship after meeting,the prescribed qualifications. Recruits between the ages of 17 and 50 are being accepted in the merchant marine by the War Shipping Administration. A man may enroll for training in the United States maritime service. / REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO Some of the business concerns of the city who have a large bundle of mail arriving daily are compelled to get the same at the general delivery window. This was done by a rule of the postmaster to yank the delinquents up. The receipts of the postoffice from box rent is about $175 per quarter. The inspector, arrives and. checks up the account-.-and'*finds - a ; certain amount due for box rents which amount has tb'be ma'de' up by the postmaster. It frequently occurs that the postmaster has to make up from his own funds from $2.50 to $6 per quarter on account of delinquents who are allowed to run over. THIRTY YEARS AGO With _the sheriffs office making the only arrest of consequence reported to that office instead of the police station, and,the only business recorded on the blotter the arrest of a drunk or two, Menno Snider had a very quiet -time over the weekend . . . . Kaiser Snider has of late, however, taken to coming down town occasionally in the evening which has not been ic habit in the past. No patrolmen have been "docked" for time lost shoveling snow off their walks. The Soldier's Monument a n d fountain have not been taken from then- places in Central park by any naughty thieves, so there was on the whole, though other officers were finding vent for their activities, a quiet Sunday for the chief. TWENTY YEARS AGO The largest bonuses from the United States' government in Mason City that have come to the attention of the public, are those of Ralph Dull whose certificate is for $1,582 and Leslie H. Whipple, who will get $1,587 when-the 20 years endowment period is up. Members of the board of supervisors, with J. p. McGuire, steward at the county home, left today for Cherokee to bring back with them 35 inmates of that institution who will be placed in the local home. TEN YEARS AGO Sponsored jointly by the high school P. T. A. and the Y. M. C. A., entertainment is being provided each noon in the banquet room of the Y. M. C. A. for children who carry arid eat their lunches down town. These children are from the high school, Lincoln and Central schools. It has been estimated by the committee in charge that about 300 children from these 3 schools are now eating their lunch down town. While we're talking a b o u t methods of cashing in on I". W. A funds, how about that school modernization program which already stands authorized by the voters of Mason City, conditioned only on a 30 per cent federal grant?--Editorial. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center AMERICA NEEDS MEN America needs willing hands Trained to execute commands, The wish to serve, the will to die If need be in a splendid try, No thought of self be ours the need Our country's service is our creed, The land we love beyond all price Is worth the cost of sacrifice. OBSERVING Iowa's First Geology -~- .found extremely interesting the story of Iowa's first geological survey related by Or. Jean Phyllis Black in the current issue of Palimpsest, monthly magazine of the Iowa State Historical society. It was on Sept. 18, 1839, that a Eorce of more than 100 men set jut from Scott county to survey the lead mining area of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. Led by David Oale Owen, son of the well-known scotch social reformer, Robert Owen, the surveyors .were instructed not only to locate the mineral wealth of the region but also to report on the value and productiveness of the soil. The surveyors were divided into 24 parties, each of which was assigned to cover a definite area. They worked steadily northward Snishing th e pubuque district by Oct 20 and completing the 10 000 square mile survey before winter began. The report of the survey was prepared in New Harmony, Ind and reached the-treasury department in Washington in April, -1840 It was accompanied by sketches naps,:charts, cross sections and oeautiful drawings of fossils which Owen himself carefully prepared. These were not published in the first edition which appeared in June but they were included in his 191-page report of a geological ex- PloratJe-n of part of Iowa, Wiscon- SAFE WAYS ARE HAPPY WAYS CERRO GORDO COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL sin and Illinois, which was published in June, 1844. The true significance of Owen's report lay'in the extensive and precise information it made available to prospective settlers. Owen pointed out the peculiar fact that in contrast to other mineral areas, the surface of Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois was such as to "afford promise of liberal reward, no less to the husbandman than to .the miner;" and a chemical examination of the soils gave assurance that the promise would be amply fulfilled. . The 100-year old book is one of Iowa's richest documentary le°a- cies. " --V-- AJTrio of Related Items ,leave it to you, gentle ·reader, to "say whether there's any connection between these 3 little items included in one day's telegraphic grist not long ago: "1. Strikers in a M i l w a u k e e plant making artillery shells end a 3-day strike in protest against cutting their Christmas bonuses below last year's figure." . "2. Soldiers overseas want more ammunition and news direct from home, says' a member of ' the house military affairs committee, after a month's tour of European battlefronts." '3. Morale of the American soldier will count tremendously in smashing the German counteroffensive; a famous war analyst predicts." ; · ' , ' ' . - · · Just 3 strokes of the brush, so to speak, but they make a remarkably clear picture. . · - · --v-~ Write Soon oiid Often take it that ·Arthur Holroyd/ contributor of the following, is a believer in what Kate Smith so often tells her listeners, "You're wrong if you don't write:" the *oy» «ijoy to bear fr»m home It boliUrt their morale T» let » letter frequently From Jack or Bill or SaL It's meat euentlal !o«« f«r ti.iiht, Sweet mtulo to the ««ul For G. L Joe In mud or maw la Improvised fox-hale. When not a word eeme» in Uie -jail From 'round the old home town. It prompt* the tboorhi, 'nobodr cares.' His spirit »(i 'way down. Bat watch him smile wholehearted .tjle when letters come his v?ar. They lead Mm cheer beyond a peer And Ufhlen aU the daj. For then he knewi yen're backlnr him In .ptrit, trnla, and /act. With «irm r«olv« he .HthU to keep Our liberty intact. So don't forcet: don't let him fret. Get out jroor pen and write. There*! oolhlnj like food news trora horae · To cpor him in the IUjht. The Day's Bouquet To THE RESIDENTS OF CERRO GORDO COUNTY-^for again demonstrating' their patriotism and enterprise in putting this county near the top in per capita waste paper collections in''Iowa. Waste prper is high in the list of critical .materials -in this war. Those who in any way help toward getting waste paper' 'into production channels are helping win the war. * Mason City Gbbe-Gawtte ;*" ?·' "· M * "EWSPAPEE · Issued Every Week Day by the GIOBE-CAZETM! Friday, ---~- Jan. 12, IMS . Entered as second-class matter Apra 17, 1330, at th» postottlce at Mason city. Iowa, under the art ot March 3, 1IU9 MEMBEH ASSOCIATED PRESS. "Thi Associated Press b exclusively entitled to the use tor repubUcatlon' ot all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. ^ SUBSCRIPTION .RATES Makon Ciiy and Clear Lake by year $10 Haun City and Clear lake ty week. Iff Oufalfe 100 Mile Zone--Per year «J- S months 15.50; 3 months *3; 1 month *!. Oatstde MM*B City and Clear Laka mac Wllhta ltd Ifllei ,t Mason Cijy «td oVt- aldt of the Carrier nlitrleU el HaHb CHy aad Clear Lake: r " i Per year by carrier .'.... 110.00 Per weok by carrier .....i..,,.... jo Per year by mall t .. 17.00 By mall « months ;....... » 3 7 5 By maU J months ..........;...vj f too By mail r month. $ :,70 SNOW A LONS TIME wrmvou DU DON'T HOPE rrwsrs AU. - WAT SETS BLOCKS LIKE A .q. PAWN TICKET.; WAT KmaOFlilS^T HERS ATICKET IS Jg_tOO? MUSIBE.KST IN THE POCKET800K OiDTf BfflHStIALC»S! AUD VOU TAKE THAT/ V/HEW/THAT VWTH CLOTHE THHAVE/ AND HAVB THE WHQtEToWM IFTJHATTIHEW/it/yOU FEEL ABOUT MARte/ING WM-WHYNOrCALL IT OFF? THIN1C1COULDNT HO.DH1M?NO, THANKS/ AKD 6WJDY WSTML AREPUCA OF THE CRYSTAL i NOWIT WILL BE PERFECTLY AU PORTS IOCKEO ANO SE: COOR IN THE SPACE MUNCED FOR THE TRIP. 1 CURED,BRICK{ GOOD; now STAND ASIDE, BOYS J

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