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February 25, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 10

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e D I T O R I A Mr. Jock Tells His Side of the Story . IN A RECENT editorial support- 1 L ing the federal government's - program of waY- contract renegotiation, we pointed to the Jack ." Heintz company of Bedford, Ohio, ·'as a conspicuous case in point. Our , editorial was headed, "Where Renegotiation Seems to be Invited." Prompted by that editorial, T. G. Taylor, public relations spokesman for the Jack Heintz com- pany (Jahco), has written us a '.! courteous letter inclosing a statement o£ the case ty Bill Jack, head man o£ the criticized com. pany. As a matter of letting the other - side o£ the story be told, we draw on the Jack statement for the fol- ' lowing: "You have read many things : about Jahco. We have injected humanism in industry and oper- ; ate on an honor system, with results that have surprised the world from the standpoint of quality production. We believe our prod; ucts are superior to anything ·'similar that has ever been made ' previously for American aircraft. -We have provided a trust fund of ' $50 a month for every one of our associates who have joined the ; armed services and we have guar. anteed him, a job upon his return. ; "We pay no dividends. The of- fleers, 3 in number, draw less than - $40,000 a year after taxes. In -1943 we did $102,000,000 worth of ; business. We have voluntarily re. duced our prices about 45 per - cent on original contract prices, which to our knowledge,- were originally less than our competi- - tors. We have also voluntarily re- ·. funded over 515,000,000. "After all of this we felt that 'we should be entitled to a profit -, on sales of 5 per cent after taxes. ;This money we would ear-mark - for guaranteeing our associates t and returning servicemen a 40-. hour work week, but the price adjustment board decided we were - entitled, to no profit at all and ;left us almost $3,000 in the red - for 1942. Other companies have ; been allowed from 3 to 9 per cent, - we understand, after taxes. - · "We have been left less · than ·· nothing to add to surplus to guar' antee our servicemen and associ- -ates work when this war is over. ' We are as much or more opposed, . to profiteering as anyone else, but ; we believe men want to work for '. a living and do not want to become objects of a glorified dole - system, or W. P. A. workers, which - will happen if industry is not left '. a reasonable profit from 3 to 6 per cent after taxes. . ' "We believe it is industry's obligation to take care of their own . people, and their people who have -ipined the armed services. We believe that government has an obligation to industry to see that they are not renegotiated out of business, as they are attempting to do '. in our case. We want free enter- prise to live. Please let us know your views one way or the other. "We believe in a government for. the people by the people. To. morrow can hold misery or a , world of plenty. Work is gold and there is plenty of work to be done, so there can be plenty of prosperity. We believe in doing unto others as you would have / them do unto you." Call for Gardeners ·pEBRUABY, we admit, is not ·*· the best time to talk about Victory gardens, but our country 'again has been forehanded in planning its 1944 Victory garden program. With successful, garden projects in 1942 and 1S43 as a pattern, a call is going out again for land and garden volunteers. Both are necessary to insure the success of this year's undertaking. Getting a nation of grocery store shoppers to devote time to gardening to implement' the country's food supplies is a big job. It's a project which calls for more than just listing land, making garden ·assignments and planting seeds. The Victory garden program, as developed by the department of agriculture backed by state and local committees, has kept America the best-fed nation at war. Twenty million Victory gar- deners last year plowed, seeded and harvested the produce of 4,000,000 acres in back yards and idle city lots. More than $500,000,000 in vegetables' was raised by Victory gardeners last year, and the department of agriculture is anxious to double this in 3944. · War gardens were thought premature amid the plenty and surpluses of 1942. Early in 1943 U. S. households, which had known only sugar and coffee rationing, weren't much concerned about Victory gardens. Now, with all foods under rationing, there is no need to emphasize the demand for Victory gardens.. Problem today is to get the U, S. public to think and plan ahead, to buy seeds early, and to be ready with garden plans and tools in time when spring appears. Victory gardens today may be the difference between a full dinner table and a war diet. A Hitler Pawn THE mounting evidence that HH- ler is still playing his game in Latin America through the good offices of "neutral Spain" and Generalissimo Franco lends more than a little weight to the vigorous insistence of a western representative in congress that relations with Spain be broken now and on our terms. Franco came into power as a creature of Hitler and Mussolini. He will go out when Hitler falls. Common sense tells us that for selfish reasons, if for no other, he will play Hitler's game as long as he can. That's what he is doing now. TAXf-M"? Look Out Below War wives may well wonder why the army deems it neces- sary'to give their husbands a "basic, training" which they've already conducted themselves. * * * Right after the war is over would be an excellent time to get rid of all who for one reason or another have renounced 'their United States citizenship. Your Health "By Logan Clendening, M. D. FOOD EXPERIMENT .1 HAVE just concluded a dietetic experiment, undertaken for a group of students of nutrition, and since in some ways the results were, surprising to me I venture to lay them before you. One day I faithfully made a list of every morsel I had to cat. After breakfast I wrote down the items and their weight. Same with lunch and dinner--1'apres midi d'un dietitian. I want to emphasize that I made no plans for what I should eat. I ate what was put before me or, in the case of lunch, what I chose. No foreordained plan was made for a balanced diet, or the inclusion of the vitamins or minerals or other protective food. It was as nearly as possible the same average kind of food I have on other days left to custom, appetite and chance. Then I made a list of the food elements that are agreed upon as constituting a balanced diet, and the daily requirements by weight considered necessary by the best authorities. Here they are: The basic foods: Protein, 50 to 100 grams. Carbohydrate and fat, enough with protein to make up 1500 to 2500 calories. Minerals: Salt (5 grams). Calcium {.45 gram). Phosphorus (.96 gram). Sulphur (1 gram). Iron (,006 gram). Magnesium, iodine, etc., traces. Vitamins: A (1500 units); B consisting of thianiine (1 to 2 milli- g r a m s ) and ribollavin (.002 gram); C (.06 gram); D (for adults 3 units); nieotinic (.01 mg.); E, H, K, requirements not determined. Some of the results surprised me. Especially the total calorie and protein intake. I had supposed I was eating about 2500 calories. I had believed the government estimated allowances of 1500 calories a day for a sedentary'bloke like me and 3000 for a worker were too low. But my calorie intake for that day which completely satisfied my appetite and made me comfortable was about 1500 calories. I have always supposed I ate at least 150 grams of protein a day, and have been very scornful of strict nutritionists who say 50 to 70 grams are enough. I recognize that a man can live on 50 grams of protein a day, but did not think that was a desirable maximum. My own intake amounted to only 73 grams. And I guess I do not eat much more other days. The other calculations did not surprise me so much, but may be a surprise to others who are artificially stuffing themselves with vitamins, iron, etc. My iron requirement is G milligrams a day. I took in 20 times that amount! I got twice my iron requirement in my egg at breakfast. · I got a little more calcium than I needed. My phosphorus intake was close to the minimum requirement. I was lower in that than anything. As to vitamins, I am flooded with them. I look in 2890 of A, and I only need 1500; enough B thiamine and riboflavin: 3 "times as much C as requirements demand, and sunshine will give me plenty of D. And again I emphasize I did not plan the meals lo get a large vitamin or mineral content. They just came naturally in the food that was set before me. Lenten Reducing Diet Friday, 500 calories: Breakfast--I oranre sliced, no sweetening: 1 slice whole wheat toast, no butler or substitute; 1 cup coffee no cream or sugar. ··""-., Luncheon--1 egg poached on toast: (tomato sauce made (mm last nichfs Icit- ovcrs); 8 ounce glass skimmed mllfc. Dinner--1 medium size broiled hamburger; .3 small boiled onions; 1 -Ike whole wncat toaM. no butter or substitute: i grapefruit, broiled; 1 small cup coffee, no cream or sugar. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Don't Underestimate. Henry Northwood Anchor: Now we know exactly where we stand Vice President Wallace--our own Henry--paid a' recent visit to the Pacific coast -where he delivered 3 principal speeches. He told the people in Los Angeles "What America Wants," in San Francisco "What America Can Have," and in Seattle "How America Can Get What It Wants and Can Get What It Can Have." It's all fixed now folks; you can quit worrying. But no one should underrate Mr Wallace. . He is friendly, likable, charming and, in the estimation of many, one of the most sincere men in public life today--no matter how one may disagree with his sometimes seemingly visionary plans for future sweetness and light. Solid Foundation Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Enlistments in the WACs, WAVES SPAHS and Lady Marines'have been a little slow, in spite of exhortations to patriotism, glowing accounts of accomplishments, and other enticing publicity. But we think that the military has at last found the solution to this problem. The foundation garment, nearly extinct in civilian life, is general issue to the auxiliaries. So now there's a new slogan: "Join the service and get-a girdle.", · Stand aside and let 'em in! F. D. R.'s Convention Webster City Freeman-Journal: Franklin D. Roosevelt will hold his convention in Chicago next June, and there may be a few delegates there who think their presence 'is quite necessary. But Franklin D. will run his own convention and ' announce when he is ready the proceedings he carried out. He might as well abolish his convention and announce from Washington the proceedings he has carried out When Vladivostok Is Ours Cresco Times: It would take an allied bomber plane only about 2 hours to get from the Russian base Vladivostok to Tokyo and other industrial centers in Japan. If Russia were only our ally against Japan and we had access to that base what we could /do to the Nips would be plenty. But the soviet is only a half way ally at present. Skeptical of Argentina Clear Lake Reporter: Argentina finally severed diplomatic relations with both Germany and Japan. This makes a solid stand by -the w e s t e r n hemisphere against the axis. However, we are skeptical yet of Argentina. The German sympathy there is yet strong. Willkie-Wallace Contrast Marshalltown Times-Republican · Willkie is speaking forcefully but in a good humor and in good taste Wallace is also speaking forcefully but has not mastered the art of speaking in a good humor or in good taste. We Learned It the Hard Way Eagle Grove Eagle: We found out we are very much concerned in what happens to the rest of the world and want to have a big voice in the post war arrangement. A Time for. Extra Care Davenport Democrat: W h i l e dancing with joy at the gradual approach of spring be careful that you don't slip and fall on the ice. Editorial of Day FOREIGN POLICY PLANKS JACK WOODSON in Sioux Cily J Journal: Foreign policy planks in the platforms of the 2 major parties well might be written in identical words. For when the national conventions are held and candidates for the presidency are named there ought to be for the American people the encouraging assurance that, no matter what happens in the election, Washington's official attitude toward the war and the peace to follow will be one based upon whatever may be necessary to provide national security in the future. It is not at all conceivable that leaders of either party would go counter now .to the' best interests of tht nation and people. What are the 2 places In the United States lhai are farthest apart? The 2 farthest apart points are Cape Flattery, Wash., and a point on the Florida coast, south of Miami. A What is meant by pholog- immetry'.; It is the comparatively new science of surveying by air. How much did the" manuscript of Alice in Wonderland brine when sold in 1938? About $75,000. What were ttie Apples at Sodom? ' i They were described by ancient writers as externally of fair appearance, but dissolving into smoke and ashes when plucked. What is the highest point in Rhode Island? Durfee Hill in Providence county, which'has an altitude of 805 feet. At what age- did President Roosevelt go to Groton school? At the age of 14. How many ships were at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack by the Japanese? Discounting sma'll craft; 86 ships o£ the Pacific fleet. Why does the pope have the title of Vicar of Christ? For acting on earth as head of the church for 'and Jn place of Christ, who is in heaven. Which of the justices of the supreme court ol the United States was known as The Great Dissenter? Oliver Wendell Holmes. . ' Why are airplane hangars marked with black and yellow squares? 3g, The combination is most clearly visible in fog and bad weather. What causes half moons at the bases of the fingernails? Fingernails grow chiefly, from the base. The young cells are not as transparent as the older cells. Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskiii EDITOR'S NOTE -- Kcaderi millnc theaiselvei of this serried fgr. quetUoo* of fact--not counsel--tuevU »lfii their full nara* and addreu sn4 LnclMa 3 eent« for return p*«Uf«. Addreu Globe-Gazelle, t a f o n u t l o n B » r « « u . Frederic J. Uukia, DlreeMr, Wuhlnr- ton. D. C. OBSERVING Speaking of Names was interested to learii ihat William and John are still the commonest names 'or boys--and by a very large margin. One put of every 20 male rabies is given one of these nandles. Then follow James, George, Harold, Robert, Edward, Joseph, Arthur and Richard. Boys' names, it develops, are ess susceptible to changing styles than are the names for girls; The order listed above has been al- most'ex-actly (he same for a half 1 century. The name ot Mary -- "plain _· any name can be" -- is (he most popular for girls, representing one in 24 women. Elizabeth is next, followed by Margaret, and Helen. Among women in colleges in 1927, Elizabeths were more ire- quent than Marys, he said, and the top names included Helen, Dorothy, Margaret, Marie, Katherine, Louise, Buth and Eleanor, in that order. Speaking of names, here are a few taken from the vital statistics records in the Georgia department of health: Pink Sunset, Icy Rivers, Good Price, Whose Cracker, Wash Saturday, Buster Good, Be Careful McGee, Love Session, Wash Fountain, Rather Bigg, Hansome Mann, Virginia Ham and Aborn Sargent. Parents are admonished by Dr. Morris Fishbein in a current issue REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEAHS AGO ; The first rain of the new year froze as it fell and this morning the streets were a glare of-ice. As a consequence there were perhaps as many middle-of-the-road- ers as the festive political fields of the Sunflower state has ever produced. Pedestrians, e v e n those who have the dignity of county officials, and many others, made a fine show 1 o£ heels in their friskiness during the early hours of the morning. It is important to stand pat.' Carl Blumensteil, who has been'in the city for some time and is one of the popular barbers, has decided to locate for himself and is -moving ..his-..household... goods to St. Ansgar."-'' " THIRTY YEARS AGO _Miss Marion Markley entertained the members of the Clio club last evening at her home on South Cedar avenue. At 5:30 o'clock the 3 course dinner was served by Mrs. Duffield, Mrs Decker, Mrs. Blake and Miss Cora Sundell. The tables' were prettily decorated with white carnations and yellow candles. Mrs Kittie Kirk was a guest of the club. Mrs. Hichard Steinberg and baby left the Story hospital yesterday for their home on North Main street. TWENTY YEARS AGO The only Iowa man who was a member of famous C company of the 13th Minnesota Volunteers and who attended the 25th anniversary held at St. Paul Feb. 22 of their heroic defense of Manila when Emilio Aguinaldo, chief of Filipino insurgents, made his famous attack against the city, is J M. Heffner of Mason City, man ager of the Palace and.Bijou theaters. Me. Heffner returned with refreshed memories of the company and its experiences on the island of Luon. A plan for uniform decoration of_Mason City store fronts on special occasions is being adopted by retail merchants, according to information given out at the retail merchants association headquarters. TEN YEARS AGO Mrs. Ray Roricfc entertained the Idl-R's Bridge club Thursday at Ford-Hopkins tearoom. Bridge was played during the afternoon with high score prizes going to Mrs. FJoyd Voiding, and Mrs. Melvin' Kraus and low to Mrs Wade Vasbinder. Transportation expenses of army, recruits from this district who are ordered lo report to Fort Des Moines will be paid from army funds henceforward, according to information received Friday by Sgt. T. C. Stevenson, officer in charge of the recruiting station here which is located on the second floor of the Federal building. In the past, Sgt. Stevenson said, this expense was borne by the recruit. Clover Couplets · By Ray Murray of B u f f a l o Center ARE YOU PUZZLED? Arc J-oa pazzled ty prxrcdurr? Do yon find yourself In doubt? Are yon worried xs to method* Or to what it's all about? b yonr thinking In » turmoil With yonr reaionlnr In the rols? Are your efforts misdirected Heated about with 'lf»' ana 'bnlj?' Are the facts of life depressing? Is yonr morale In a slump? Let me tell rou fretted females How lo rise above Ihe dump. New that Kaiter lime approaches'. You can bid yowr (roubles "seal'' For your spirits can be lilted By a brand new Eailcr* lial! A, J 1 "Here, Mr. Bender, enough wate fat to blow ut both to King, dom Cornel" of Hygeia against - hanging embarrassing initials on their offspring--initials which when put together make H.O.G., S.A.P., or L.U.G. _V-Both Title and Pay often heard about Paying with title rather than with money, but over in London .that formula has been put in reverse. .The council ruled that hereafter the rat-catcher should be called the rodent officer. And said rodent officer made this the occasion for demanding a salary increase--from $19,50 to ?22 a week. And he got it. --V-When Peace Comes Again ^received this poem as a 'f* greeting from one of my warmest friends in the American Legion, F. 1. P., of Cedar Rapids. It's from the pen of Edgar Guest^ After the struggle ceaselu, After tie bailie endi, A few retire to a bivouac (Ire Lh/iif it over ai friends Kriejjds «/ the field a/id blllslde / Friends ot the sea and sky Wfco have bailie sliared «lt u jl! ,,(,,, darrd For a riffbtruu* cause to die. And don i, tbroueli the years thereafter They will l.ughter and song repeal And old ties reuew, as gooi friends !e Whenever they chance to meet. IVaeit done is the'need far dylnr And sUIIed is the world'« applause Til the last has cone they will carry on The bonds of a common cause. --V-- . Information, Please! 1. Most persons born In the month of July are in the astrological sign of Virgo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Capricorn. 2. The bii-thstone for the month of July, according to modern use, is the emerald, pearl, ruby, turquoise. 3. The 45lh wedding anniversary is considered the sapphire, ruby, emerald, ivory. ANSWERS--1, Cancer. 2. Ruby 3. Sapphire. The Day's @£* I j. Bouquet e^§||| To C E R R O G O R D O RESIDENTS WHO CONTRIBUTED SO GENEROUSLY TO THE INFANTILE PARALYSIS FUND IN THE RECENT CAMPAIGN--for nearly doubling last year's total in a 1944 drive which did not need the stimulus of the president's birthday ball, held in previous years. Those who made 'possible the campaign in the theaters deserve special mention for raising $1,100 of the approximate $3,400 total in the county. Mason Ciry Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSrAPEB Issued Every Week Day by the ?!?*?" £" y Globe - c aietle PuUuhinr, Co. 121-122 East Stale Street Telephone 3300 February 25, Friday 1944 Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1930, at the postoflice at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republjcattan of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Masoiv City and Clear Lake by year. SID Mason City and Clear Lake by week. 20e Outside 1IX) Mile Zone--Per year. 510; fi monibs S5.50: 3 months S3; 1 month Si Outside Mason City atiil Clear Lake and Within 100 Miles of Mason Cily and Outside ol the Carrier Uislricli of Mason City aod Clear Lake: Per year by carrier SIC 00 Per week by carrier 3 10 Per year by mail 5 7.00 By mail 6 months .$375 By mail 3 months ...32'uo "~ ~ ~ " 1 month HB? COIN'TO CRASH US! HOU) MUCH IS MRS. MtCKUOONV PA.YING as FOR. THIS COB-5 , YOU KMQIU WE - -- - -'T DOfJE A GOOD PEEC? FOR. OVER. A WEEK. FROM NOW OM LET ME PICK THE PEEC-S ANSD SOMcTrniNS HAS GOT TO BE CONE · MY PBEC10US ROSEBUD SHAU. //OT BE DgNKD Trie AD VANTAlSeS THAT ARE RIGHTFULLY HERS;: AND BRKOING. WHO COO-O MAVK 6BSM SO IV/ON'T HAVE IT.' IV*ON'T.'/-WaVT/TOHAVE . - GENBBOUSTDTHAr UPSTAST arm? WHAT cooto THSY SEE IN MBK? CAN'T WOULD DRIVE ME WlUX* HI5 MAJESTY ASKS ME TO AVJWOUWCE THAT HE'S SEKIOIMG MfcT THE DUKE OF BOVIW -C TO BUTTER-1 WEAW BETTER RELATIONS-' AND GET BUTTER"/ ARE YOU SAHG? BRING BACK THE BUTriK/i HEUOJRUD/.' L f " u .. ; IWUCDCT'^ vniroF-5! CJH.irs A THATS SWEU_."--TENI\JY IS rp'rZST TeNNV- NOW PHTE.*·- I AND VOU CAU.ME FlCKUE.? WHERE'S youetj ^ 5 * DAIM03AT-I __feH BEAUriPUL WELLLOOCI [fiGH*! WHAT OOVOU NEAN AGAIN: I. HEARD BELLS PING- MG/ LOOK.' IT'S BRICK- WHY - BRICK V JUST A J WELL, SANW- y YOU'RE N01 TAKE IT EASY. SON - TAR IS LET'S GET 6TARTEO- FASHIONING A UTTER -WE'RE NOT ON THAT ANKLE; CARRYING YOU! HD Ati HOUR LATER . ear M' eox ~-*ey.A J THIS IS V£f Atf HERE'S ' I'LL LEAVE w PLASMA AH' ffOLL HOME -- i MACS MY Ftasr raee/ I SEE IT--All (XITCKOPPIN O'KOCK, , i AWRKK'.J'M SO TIRED / CAN'T STAtfO UP. r/owr SKOOTwarden t7

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