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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Ciii | An A. W LtK M. tssutd Every Week Da.v by MASON CITY CLOVE-GAZETTE COMPANY Ul-lU Cut SUM SU«ct Telephone No. 3800 Entered ts second-class matter April 17, 1930. ot tiie post. CfOCC »t Mason City. lowi. under Hie act ot ilirch a. 1878. LEE P. LOOMJS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A.- NOREM City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS-- The Associated Press U exclusively entitled to uie use for republicstion of all news Uspatchef credited to It or not otherwise credited in lhi« paper and also the local ne-*i published herein. FULL, IJASED WIRE SERVICE BV UNITED PIIESS MEMBER IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Dec Moinea news and business ofticea et 405 shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Ua*on City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake. by the year ..510.00 by the week s ,20 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AXU CLEAE LAKE AJTJ ntXHIN lOt JULES Or MASON CITY Pep year by carrier.. .110.00 By mall 6 months. $3.25 Per week by carrier.. S .20 By man 3 months., s 1.75 ftt year by mall.. ...s 6.00 By mall lmonUj...s .eo OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Fer yr. $10.00 B months J5.50 3 months S3.CO 1 month Sl.OO To Girls Planning o Hasty Marriage WHILE THIS department has never essayed " the role o! "adviser to the lovelorn," there is in the following from the pen o£ Robert Quillen, journalistic sage of South Carolina, such a large' content ot good advice to young women that it is being passed on for what it's worth. It purports to be a letter from Editor Quillen to his 16 year old daughter, Louise: "I know all the arguments. Your great-grandmothers married v;hen they were no older than you are . . . and people should snatch what happiness they can in these uncertain times . . . and Dick is a nice clean boy and very handsome in his uniform. "But arguments have two sides. "Your great-grandmothers were able to cook and make their own clothes and milk the cows ·when they were 16 years old. They v;ere qualified · to carry their part of the load and be a, help to their husbands. "Snatching happiness \vhile you can seems wise, but not it the price is too high. It is silly to eat green apples if you know they will give you colic. If you contend that a little brief .pleasure justifies itself, no matter what the consequences, that would excuse almost every folly and wrongdoing that is momentarily enjoyable. It would justify stealing a car for one evening of pleasure, even if it means a year in prison. "People aren't old enough to marry until they are sensible enough to consider the future. "Dick is handsome in his uniform, but you never have seen him in dirty overalls. Will he seem so romantic in work clothes? "A lad who has enough 'character and self- respect to make a decent husband is ashamed to haye anybody else support his wife. Of course Dick couldn't do that while in the army, but what after after the war when everybody is broke and millions are vainly looking for jobs. He will have no capital and no trade or profession. How can- he make a start if he is burdened with a family? "You have known him only a few weeks, and at your age a girl's tastes and ideas and conviction haven't yet jelled. You might keep on loving him--or, rather, learn to love him--if you stayed together. But you will keep growing, and your ideas ,'will keep changing, and he will seem a stranger when he comes back. "He, too, will change in ; the awful crucible of war, and you may not seem so necessary to him when he returns--especially if he is crippled and handicapped for life. You've got to think about these things. Love that endures for better or worse seldom develops in a few weeks. . "You are excited by the war and the glamour of uniforms and the fact that other girls are marrying soldier boys but that isn't a solid foundation for marriage. It takes a lot more to reconcile you to dirty dishes, bill collectors, crying babies and the lack of pretty clothes." * * * Our View Hasn't Changed A FEW years ago when the dean of the Iowa law ** 'college announced his support of the proposal then pending to "pack" the supreme court of the United States by retiring members past 70 years of age, we insisted that no lawyer truly imbued with the spirit of his profession or with the spirit ot constitutional government would or could take such a. position. Inherent in that proposal was an unmistakable and flagrant departure from the pattern of constitutional government--an obvious intent to sterilize the judicial branch of government. Inherent in that proposal was a glorification of the idea of "rule by men" over the American principle of "rule by law." The bill was soundly defeated by the congress made up of a preponderant majority of members who up to that time had been disposed to do whatever they were asked to do from the other end of Pennsylvania avenue. And the people of America applauded their course of action Now that law dean about whom we expressed a critical judgment has been appointed to the United States supreme court, elevated from a life job only slightly less attractive on the U. S. court of appeals for the District of Columbia. While we are naturally pleased to see Iowa and-the territory west of the Mississippi represented on the highest tribunal for the first time in a considerable period, we see no reason to withdraw from or qualify the view previously held and expressed concerning those of the legal profession who gave approval to the court- packing proposal. * * * The Japs Are Learning TT'S A LITTLE hard to share the hullabaloo * sbout the alleged' 'Japanese plan to kidnap President Roosevelt on a Japanese warship when the Pearl Harbor blow was struck. But the fact that the Japs even tried to persuade the president to meet Premier Konoye on such a ship in the -Pacific · shows something of their own peculiar mentality. Of course they had no chance to lure the president to one of their battle-wagons. He knew better than anybody in the United States that they were winding up for a sneak punch, and nothin* could have persuaded him to get within their reach. But the Japanese apparently were sublimely confident that they had us fooled and that we didn't smell even the slightest odor of mouse Which is a highlight on their opinion of us, and en their own estimate of themselves. They figured, us tor fools, and themselves as wonderfully clever. Now they know better--not because of failing to get their clutches on the president, but because Jn the last six months they have been out-smarted and out-fought It is beginning to dawn on Tofcio that their preliminary successes were a flash in the pan, and will bo hard to keep. LOOK OUT- 6ELOW j jAiVUArvX It, Still Sticking Our Chin Out A recent Chicago Tribune editorial says: "A paper based on fakes and falsehood cannot endure." That is probably true in the long run, but some of them hang on quite a while. Let's see, how old is the Tribune? * * * A^ain we are reminded -- by the president's war budget request for 109 billion dollars in the year ahead -- that whatever else may be said about this war, nobody is justified in calling it a cheap war. * * * Purists who object to ending a sentence with a preposition, as F. H. observes, forget that sometimes that is what the preposition is for. * * * A close-up story of Hitler's personal behavior aurmg this period of military reverses would undoubtedly be 1943's best-selling book. * * * With three weeks elapsed since Christmas, it can be assumed that most presents have been satisfactorily exchanged at the stores. * * * Another good way to lose your taste for coffee is to drink a few cups made with recipes developed S. R. (Since Rationing). * * * Unions which strike during wartime are inviting a strike against themselves in the days after the war has ended. ' * * * What do you suppose Her Hitler is using for lubricating oil? * * * Pedestrian: Any person with only an A card. PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Idle Tires to Be Pat Into Service 'Iowa City Press-Citizen: Uncle Sam has received about eight million tires that otherwise would have remained hoarded under the rationing-purchase plan. About half are in usable con. dition and can be resold to persons whose motoring contributes to the winning of the war. The others will supply reclaimed rubber. An interesting if not important sidelight is the wide range in productivity among different sections of the country. Around Denver and Omaha, almost every car owner had a spare tire. In Atlanta, Detroit, Jacksonville, about one in five had a sixth casing. In New York, where storage space is at a premium only one in 14. had an extra tucked away. To Those Who Gripe About Rationing Rockwell Tribune: And then there is the fellow xvho beefs about rationing and schemes everv way possible to chisel on that. Take the proposed meat rationing. The setup over here calls for 40 ounces (2% lbs. per adult per week, not including fish or poultry. Do you know what our allies have? England, 31 ounces; Holland, 10 ounces- France, 9; Belgium, 5. Not. to mention Germany where the top is Vty. if you comb your hair just right, and Italy where most of the folks never see meat and the top ration is 5 ounces-- less than a pound of meat for a family of three FOR A WEEK. A Most Unpleasant Reminder · Albert Lea Tribune: Some of the people in Freeborn county today were brought to 'the further realization that the income tax paying time was getting nearer and nearer. How? By receiving their state income tax blanks. The first batch of these blanks reached Albert Lea by mail this morning. Oh, hum! A Weakness of Democracy Iowa Legionaire: Weakness of democracy is that some men of mediocre ability with no military experience and long hateful toward sane advocates of national defense as peace insurance can now get high government jobs ami in a few ctays become "experts" on the war and the peace to come. · Do Without Willingly Sac City Sun: Yes, food is a weapon o£ war It is one of the most essential, and if it is neces- ^lfvi. US t t0hdo V;Uh ° Ut S °TM e o£ the f00 ^ v-e would like to have here at home, we should do it willingly and without complaint, for we are not making many sacrifices on the home front. Onrs Is a Rubber Economy r,»^S !rSf ] alIt ?- V ' n , TimeS ' RepubUca;n: W flr tires are be mg advertised. It is encouraging. This area will have to have tires and gasolinl to keep up r^nf ea i1? °? p(roduction - Government should Ft ° e snd ge£ the rubber to make Little Brown Church Weddings Drop · « ^ -P*f ? e P 01:ter : The Little Brown Church m the Vale at Nashua, has had this year only 300 marriages as compared to 780 in 1941 People are now going to Missouri to avoid the phy^cal T S! ammahon required in Iowa for a' license. Same Hotel but Different Price Christian Science Monitor: The lady next door has a son in the service who is spending the winter at the same Florida hotel where she spent three weeks last year. But he's getting a special One Advantasc of T«- o Parties ^ La Crosse Tribune: By keeping both political part;es we can always tell how prosperous and how poor we are at tire same time oiperous ana Wrong Kind of Cat Named City Freema n-J°un'a!.- Whv ar e " EVE® OBSERVING Editorial of the Day NEW PLAYGROUND AFTER WAR Dale Ahern in Decorah Public Opinion WHEN THE WAR is only memory-or shall we ·» say a rotten hangover -- people or -\merir-i dreaming of vocations in the out-oMooTM "ul Q All^n "l? USht ? morc than ever - we "e^vc bro^ht abn u t hv ,h °" e bene£icia l developTM^ orougnt about by the v.-ar, a project that promises to continue ln usefulness for all time to corne- aSt^r/v 151 ""? h f hwa y. ^"ging the Uniied th^,r A? '£ TM IuaWc a"d scenic possession of h Cl °l er to S fither - This new proxim- elits b ° th recrcati °nal and REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO C. H. McNider left this morning for Cedar falls to attend the meeting of the board of trustees. The board has been installing some extensive improvements and the meeting today is ol especial importance. Willis G. C. Bagley is one of the haopiest men in the city today. The quarantine for scarlet fever was lifted from his home tbday and he will resume his place at the head of the festive board this evening promptly at 6 p. m. B. E. Chase, electrician for the Western Electric Telephone company, is at Spencer today making extensive repairs on the telephone exchange. THIRTY YEARS AGO Phoenix like, the 15 business buildings 'de-; sfroyed by the fire demon, in Mason City's central business district last Tuesday- morning will rise in majesty in new structures in the year 1913 The 12 stores of the Gale-Emsley interests on' State and Michigan, also the L. building and the garage on Commercial street, will be replaced by better buildings than the original ones. The Dr. Egloff building will be reconstructed and the Harry E. Stanbery building is already being rebuilt. Charles H. Young, formerly county superintendent at- Oskaloosa, was in the city this morning calling on friends and attending to business matters. TWENTY YEARS AGO Dr. Preston Bradley, Chicago preacher and well-known sportsman "and lecturer, told a story about a Mason City activity to hundreds o£ audiences in this country and Canada, he told members of the Lions club today. "I stopped off in Mason City for three hours in June, 1917," he said, "and saw a parade, part of which was made up- of school children. First came a tiny boy carrying a large flag. Behind him came the others in progressive size, up to husky high school boys, all of them singing 'America.' There was something about that parade that impressed me and at practically every city I visited in the interest of war loans and other war activities, I told about that parade in Mason City, so I know that your city has become known all through the United States." Mrs. Sivert Ptivedal visited friends in Scarville Wednesday, returning home on the evening train. TEN YEARS AGO An address on the Spanish constitution was given Wednesday noon by Remley J. Glass at the meeting of the Lions club in Hotel Hanford. He traced the history of the Spanish-people, pointing out how many different races had influenced it, and then named the revolutions v.-hich preceded the establishment o£ the constitution. He compared the constitutions of the United States and Spain and quoted several passages of the latter to show the socialistic tendencies evidenced in it. MAIL BAG GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. ECZEMA AND ITCHING 'THE SKIN of middle-aged and'elderly people * is particularly likely to. itching and to irritation. The skin tends to become very thin and to lose the glands which supply it with moisture and grease as time goes on, and it will not stand as much exposure, cleansing and soaping as in younger days. Besides this there are a number of conditions causing itching which occur more often in mid- dleaged people than in the young. One of these .is diabetes and another is liver trouble--even if it does not go to the point of jaundice, which always causes itching. In diabetes itching may occur without any perceptible eruption or change in the surface of the skin at all. Itching is a complex sensation composed ot a blending of touch and pain and can be per' ceived only when both the touch and pain tracts in the central nervous system are functioning. Perception of itching depends on an attention Dr. Clendening factor and a threshold susceptibility. In long-standing itching the threshold is lowered and fatigue affects the attention so that as time goes on, with any skin sensation the condition tends to become worse simply from reoeti- tion of the sensory impulses. In the diagnosis of skin disease in elderly people, however, the physician should not jump to the conclusion that it is simply "old people's skin" but he should consider everything which might cause itching: Eczema, parasites such as the louse, the itch mite and chiggers, allergic phenomena and all other local skin diseases which produce itching. If these are eliminated, and if diabetes and jaundice are eliminated, it comes down more or less to the diagnosis of senile pruritis and batch itch, which has been called dermatitis hiemalis, or winter itch. The last may occur at any age but is particularly likely to occur in middle age. Atrophic skin is due to the excessive de-fatting of the skin, accelerated by the use o£ too much soap and water and the dry, overheated air of dwellings and offices and public buildings. The treatment is fairly obvious on this basis. The first thing, of course, is to eliminate the cause. One bath a week or one every two weeks is enough in the winter time for'people over the age of 60. The treatment of the diabetes or jaundice, should they be present, is also indicated. It is usually necessary, however, to give some sort of ointment or a medicine \vhich lowers the threshold sensibility to itching and puts the patient back, to normal. The best substances to stop itching are menthol, camphor, calamine and zinc oxide. For elderly people with bath itch or winter itch a corn-starch bath can be substituted for a soap bath and the following lotion used: Starch 8 parts, glycerine 4 parts, witch .hazel IB parts, oil of sweet almond 60 parts, olive oil 240 parts, lime water 2-50 parts. "In years to come," says O. W. Crowley ex- ecuUve m charge of the work, "the roan 'who drives comfortably over this highway in his ow£ car, enjoying the limitless beauties of nature-if tem t ap v ble otfap P rcciatin S what has been don" to make his comfort possible-- will take his hat off ^admiration to the lowans who were there This editor for one, already is dreaming of the time (we hope) when the bluebirds mate without molestation over the "white cliffs of Dover" v.-nen gasoline rationing is a matter of history and rubber tires are more plcntfiul than before the war, thanks to exploitation of synthetic rubber, so we can load our little family into the old jalopy and head for the land of the Yukon trail via the new Alaska highway. Interesting Letters Up to 250 Words Are Welcome "AS ITHERS SEE US" T/'NOXVILLE--Here is an essay on Mason City *»· to help it along together with Clear Lake. In Iowa Clear Lake is the near lake, ^ongitude avenue can be the name of the Mason City to Clear Lake concrete road. There are forty Mason Citys in the United States, one of the same name in Illinois. Mason City, Wash., is 5,000 population, not a chimney in town, all electric, from nearby Grand Coulee dam. Beautify Mason City with flower beds and house paint. Someone wants a new courthouse. Another offered a suggestion, make the Cerro Gordo hotel and Eadmar into one hotel, build a new lobby in the theater, with a new name like Albert Lea's Broadway on Federal avenue. Sell the Rock Island railway to the Great Northern, depot in Chicago and Des Moines no further south. Make a large park like the - Des Moines "Greenwood." Have an annual beauty contest for Iowa at Clear Lake. The Twin Cities have 11 lakes like Clear Lake. Calhoun has the greatest number of bathers, Minnetonka is 12 miles long. $75 goes the furthest in Clear Lake. V. C. GULLICKSON. Lantern Light Lyrics By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center WAS IT SPEARHEAD TOBACCO? Tobacco-cbewlnc Jijnmle Brow a Is the best fisherman In town And so we «ll declare; TVhcn btffer fish are to be canfht Or taHer tale* are to be wroajbt Gat Jim ml e will be there. I TreU recall * tile h« told OC fl»h1nr In the days of old \Vilh neiltirr hook nor line, Bui on trip lake be spread small banks Of plci totincco cnt In chunks, lie said the catch was fine. The hungry TJsTi would lake tbf bait While pall en I Jfmmlt 1*5- in wait. Lcaslwltc, that'* how bf tell* ft; And xrith a club he hilled 'em dc*d By lappl.i? them upon the head When they came up (9 spit. "Lantern Lyrics" ^^\ I like that new name Ray 4 #fg^i Murray has given to his daily verse contribution at the bottom of this page, "Lantern Light Lyrics." It takes me back quite a few years to my boyhood days on an Iowa farm. Incidentally Mr. Murray's abilitv to find time in lus busy life to turn out a verse every day is nothing short of amazing to one whose poetic side had never been developed much further than the "love- dove," "true-blue" and "cat-rat" rhyme stage. Mr. Murray has made himself the friend of thousands of North lowans with this verse feature. Not infrequently his writings are picked up for reprint by newspapers and magazines in New York and other distant places. All in all, Hay Murray is one of lowas most unusual and worthwhile personages. I hope he's getting the kick out of life he richly deserves. And I hasten to add -- I believe he is. Alias Hitler~ ^ think the mark of this · rhyme contribution f r o m Arthur A. Holroyd of Plymouth is the incorporation in it of- that u t t e r l y unpoetic name, name, Schickelgruber: We're united nations true, We've * job we're out to do. We're resolved to sec it through. We HTJII knack out Scfafckefcruber And his dupe. llirohilD. We will top thtir terror's irijn, Peace" on eartb sliall come again. Truth anil justice sliall remain IVheii we've conquered Schickelsruber And Iiis sloocie Hirafu'to. M'c'rc uiijicd nations ail, Out to heed our noble call. UcstJal rulers all xkzlt fall IVIieii u-e've stopped llcrr Sclilctcl- grulier And Japan's llitoliito. Wt- arc iveJI xlQiig our war In this most colossal fray Foes ot freedom's cause to slar, Schickel-ruber, .Ilirohito, And the puppet man lienilo, We're united nations frer. Over ev'ry land and sea We'Jl restore the liberty To all people who have bowed to- Axis terror in submission. from our cause we will not sway. There sliall be a brl-bler da)-. Clouds *f war shall pass away. The oppressed slujj Have salvation when we've won uur sacred urns ion. ttationa 1. Safely.Cn uncit James Monroe Bennett, Charles A. Dana. 3. The sportsman who calls "track" when he wants others to get out of his way is the: Runner, jockey, discus thrower, skier. 4. The tree sometimes called the ague tree is the: Cottomvood, sassafras, willow, white pine. 5. A hellbender is a: Fire and brimstone preacher, nagging wife, large aquatic salamander, California '49er. ANSWERS 1. To God (I commend you to God). 2. Horace Greeley. 3. Skier. ·5. Sassafras. 5. Large aquatic salamander. --The -- lOAVS BOUQUE 3 Out of say that 3 out of 5 ' correct answers to the following set oE questions would entitle you to a pretty fair grade: 1. The literal meaning of the word "adieu" is: To God, good-bye, till we meet again, a good journey. 2. The newspaper publisher who habitually \vore a white coat and hat was: Horace Greeley, Jaraes Pulitzer, TO THE TRAVELING MEN'S "SHARE-THE-RIDE" CLUB OF MASON CITY--tor meriting a full page article descriptive of its activities in the current issue o£ Public Safety, monthly publication of the National Safety council. Facing the prospect of a real handicap from the gasoline rationing program, these traveling men got together with a determination to do something about it. This "Shai-e-the-Ride" club was the fruit of their effort. All of them will give large credit to the part played by Harry C. Brown of the Mason City-Cerro Gordo Safety council in the setting up of their organization and program. DID YOU KNOW? .By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE: For an answer I Who named Uic George Washington Bridge? S. T. E. It was named'by the. Port oi New York Authority on April. 25, 1831. Do all animals sleep? D. H. Many of the higher animals are known to sleep. Horses can sleep standing up and a dog can live longer without sleep than without food. On the other hand guinea pigs apparently do not need to sleep at all. How many electors were there in the first presidential election? N. F. 09 electors voted. Does au officer of the WAAC's rate a salute from service men? E. V. It is not compulsory. What causes a dimple? D. P. Dimples are caused by the adherence of the skin to the deeper tissues. What is the most important instrument in an orchestra? B. C. The violin is so considered. What statue of Washington fs said to be the best likeness? D. N. The statue by the French sculptor .Jean Antoine Houdon, in the capitol at Richmond, Va. Is the Office of Price Adminis- traticn an independent agency? I. 1 Yes. What was the name of the first clipDer to sail around Cape Horn? K. W. The Memnon of New York. Ho«- many books have been contributed to the Victory book campaign? A. H. More than a million. Wliy docs forsytliia blossom so early in the spring? A. I,. The blossom buds are developed during the previous summer. What is the significance of the suffix esctt in Rumanian personal names? E. G. It means "son of and is derived from the Polish suffix "sky." Has am- part at the U. S. not been explored? II. S. The upper regions of very hi Eh mountain rages, such as the Rock- ies cannot be said to have been completely explored. What is (he origin of the Maltese Cross? C. L. The cross was devised by the Knights of Malta. What kind of cookies are the most suitable for sending overseas? C. D. The firm, rather soft, thick ones. Square cookies pack better than round. What Is Uie title of the native ruler of Tunnis? E. II. It is Bey. Where is Hie oldest Christian church located? D. .1. The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is reputed to be the oldest. Does the roadrunner build a trap for rattlesnakes? T. B. No. What city in the United" States uses the most coffee? P. Y. New Orleans. What was the salary of senators in the first session of «oneress" E. S. Six dollars a day. Mas it ever been proved that one of the popes \vas a woman? O. P. No. When did Winston Churchill see his first battle? G R. On his twenty-first birthday. Is the flesh of ostriches edible? It is. What country produces the most inventions? R. 31. The United States Is it possible for a woman over 50 to bear children? K. S. Yes. How long has the moon been in existence? C. E. About four billion years. How should, the military decoration known as fourragere be worn? F. J. . Attached to the left shoulder. Can anything; be added to water in which English ivy is growing to keep it from becoming ill-smelling? R. B. A smnll amount of charcoal. What was the height and weight of General Robert E. Lee at the bcffiiiiiingr of the Civil war? T. H. He was five feet eleven inches and weighed one hundred and seventy-five pounds. What is meant by "hinterland?" S. S. It means "black territory." SEASON FOR COLDS IS HERE AGAIN Most prevalent of alt human ailments, the common cold accounts for more days lost from wage-, earning and school than any other disease. What is the proper treatment for a cold? How can others be prevented? The answers to these and many other questions about illness are discussed in the Home Doctor Book. While no book can take the place of your doctor, this handy medical adviser tells you the essential facts about disease that you should know. Here is reliable health information at a minimum cost Send 15 cents today for a copy and keep it for quick reference. ' Use This Coupon The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 15 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy o£ the HOME DOCTOR BOOK. Name Street or Rural Route City State (Mai! to Washington, D. C.)~,

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