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EDITOR.) A L S -A Chance to Prove Democracy's Sleel 1ITE find ourselves in disagiee- ** ment with those who regret that there has to be an election right in the midst of a great war. To jrs this seems a grand opportunity to prove to^the world that democracy is a way of life so dynamic that it can function in time of stress as well as in time of tranquility. One of the things that must be proved for all time in this war-it's the one strongest argument for an absolute victory--is that democracy is not only the BEST form of government known to man but also the MOST VIRIIJ3. We're not conceding for one minute that the British plan of a coalition government and elimination of elections during tune of war is superior to our American form of democracy under which, by constitutional requirement, we go to the polls at regular, specified times to select our national leaders. Our election this year can be carried out without even the slightest subtraction from our national war effort if both office seekers and voters will keep it constantly in mind that winning the war is the one great task confronting their country, greater by far than the success of any individual or party. . \ THEIHBCTC Did You Know? By Frederic J. Hoskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Readeri aTaillni hermelve* of this service tor questions if fact--not counsel--shaBl4 slrn tstolr ull Dame and address and (nelM« S icuts tor return postage. Address .*IobeGazette informalloa B a r « § w Frederic J. Uaskln, Director. Wastiina. :on, D. C. IIoiv much was contributed by heaters, to the March of Dimes? More than 3 million dollars. Why Is Houston, Texas, pronounced news-ton? Sam Houston, the soldier and talesman, pronounced his name highest inhabited place ia SwUz- erland? Juf lies at an altitude of 6,900 When using both woolen and cotton blankets en a bed, how should they be placed to obtain the most warmth? The order of placing is unim- lortant unless one of the .blankets is very fluffy, in which case t may be placed on the top. Why do plants and animals have scientific names? Popular or common names vary i the different localities. Who said "Welcome the com- aff, speed the parting guest?" Homer in The Odyssey. Cabbage Patriotism VOU are supposed to eat cabbage. * The war food administration puts it up to you, as a patriot, that there is an increase of 74 per cent, in winter-grown cabbage now moving to market, and that if you don't eat your share while this unexpected supply is available, much of it will go to waste. The way to save that cabbage is to eat it--serve it at your table, buy it in the restaurants, put some of it away in the basement for later use. Maybe you don't like cabbage much. Maybe you'd rather have same fancy canned vegetable. Maybe your folks don't go for an old-fashioned boiled dinner. But just remember that the more of the cabbage you eat, the more of something else will be left to please your appetite later in the year. We're in for a tight squeeze on food this 5th year of the war. There is more demand upon us, and fewer men on the farms to meet that demand- Many staple food items are already hard to .find--or impossible. That 74 per cent increase in cabbage is something like a windfall, and we ought to make the most of it. It would be an ungrateful return to the farmers who redoubled their efforts, in response to the nation's'need, to plant and grow winter cabbage, to let the success of their labors be reflected in a , glutted m a r k e t and a ruinous price. We'll need those farmers badly by this time next year, so don't discourage them by turning away. Eat your cabbage. You'll like it. tional Foundation against rheumatic fever as we have against infantile paralysis. Rheumatic fever ! - far the more dangerous to ,, uth. It is a killer--more deadly than infantile paralysis and more crippling, although because its crippling effects are internal and hidden, they are not in the public eye so much as infantile. But they ~ the more treacherous for that . try reason. Rheumatic fever is commoner, more widespread and affects more people than infantile paralysis. It is estimated U. S. has 260,000 new cases every year. My correspondent wants to know the cause first, and that is the most difficult part of her inquiry. We Sorrow for Gandhi Mahatma G a n d h i , wasting away as a state prisoner at Poona, is now bowed with grief. His frail, illiterate, faithful ·wife is dead at. 74. For 61 trying years' she had blindly followed the stormy, ascetic life of her husband. She had been with him through 17 hunger strikes, through civil disobedience c a m p a i g n s , and through the strife of constant caste warfare in India. For all this, Kasturbi was called "the woman nobody knows." Gandhi and his frustrated life stand as tragic symbols of the Hindu child marriage-caste system. The Gandhis were betrothed at 6, married at 13 and parents of 3 children before they were 19. Gandhi, as a barrister schooled in Britain and possessing a goodly practice in South Africa, clawed his way toward better Hindu living, but his wife clung to the customs of her caste, symbol of which had been burned into her forehead. She could not read or write. Chill pavements abroad forced her to wear shoes. There is wonder today whether, With a more enlightened mate, Gandhi might have become the · apostle of India's new freedom. Instead, he sat at his spinning wheel amid poverty, pouring out his hellfire to goatherds and untouchables. Much of Gandhi's cup of sorrow came from a life cursed with the customs of caste and an unfortunate child marriage, events which in late years made Gandhi more an object of pity than a prophet. ably gets into the system through the tonsils. Most cases occur in the late winter or early spring, the season of most frequent respiratory infection. Geography and climate play an important role. It is a disease of the temperate zone, stopping at the sub-tropics, especially of damp climates, on the ocean front, around water courses, Preparing for a Trip? IF Maj. Vidkun Quisling was in 1 a blue funk the other night, it was not because his countrymen in Norway hart made the day tcugh for him. Mrs. Quisling was out on a shopping tour. Sh6 barged info one of the department stores in Oslo and bought 36 evening dresses, 40 dozen pair of silk stockings and 6 fur coats. One of the fur coats was said to hax-e teen priced at $7,000. We would say that Maria, Quisling's dark-eyed Russian wife, was doing pretty well by herself. It would appear that both the major and his wife were preparing to take a long vacation from Norway. Look Out Below One of the theories advanced concerning Henry Morgenthau's current vacation in Florida is that he wore himself out trying to fill out one of his own income tax blanks. * * At any rate ive don't yet know who the democratic vice presidential candidate is, going to be. * * * From now until March 15 the word is going to be "intaxicated." Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. CATJSE OF RHEUMATIC FEVER "PLEASE EXPLAIN the cause, the effects and the treatment of rheumatic fever," writes a correspondent, in Richmond, Va, It is a question to which every parent should know the answers. could wish that we had as Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges The No. 1 Textbook Ringstcd Dispatch: Thousands of men and women in the services want Bibles, but can't get them Gen. SirN William Dobbie, former governor of Malta, said recently ''Anything that can be done to put the Bible into the hands of those in the service--and quickly ·will be a very good bit of war service. It is the textbook of al we are fighting lor, and deserves special priority like other essentials of war." '. 3. 'K.'s Contribution to Unity Wausau, Wis., Hecord-Herald: I 5 most unfortunate that Mr Roosevelt, who pleads for unit} in the war effort, is unable to contribute anything to that unitj but insult and disparagement oi his opponents. We are apparently in for one of the most bitter, mudslinging, unfair presidential cam"'""is in our history, and it's ' business. That Varea Girl Again Kewanee, 111., Star - Courier Both the poslvifice department number of letters from servicemen demanding the reinstatement -}i Esquire to the mails. Lonely GIs at overseas posts are more interested in getting the latesi Wlllkie's G. O. P. Service Marshalltovvn Times-Republican 'Willkie is warning republicans that they can destroy their party's jolden opportunity by permitting the isolationists at heart to form l\C\v XOFiC w .,,,,,, M^ **.£/ui ttt* *rj Coburn, being 20 to 1 of poor and well-to-do. So nutrition may play a predisposing role. Rheumatic fever is exactly the right name for it. Acute articular rheumatism is another name, but is inadequate because it does not always affect the joints. And rheumatism means nearly anything from grandpa's cracking joints to crippling arthritis. This condition does not affect grandpa. It is a disease of'child- hood, which is one reason it is so important a health problem. And while it affects the joints in the acute, feverish stage, it. never cripples them. It should be considered as of suddenness--the child is prostrated with fever, sweats, and swelling and pain in the joints. Sometimes the joints are not involved. This acute attack lasts for only attack is simple with salicylates and heat and moderate splinting to the joints. But it is the complications which make rheumatic fever the great health problem. These complications affect the heart and pericardial sac. They cause no pain and at first no crippling. The individual may go through a busy youth and early middle age and became disabled only at the age of 40 from that old childhood disease. The means we have for combating these late sequels are two. Fir.:, detection of the heart damage early--that is during or soon after the acute attack, so that protective care can be exercised. In this we gain a great deal of help from modern electro-cardiograph measurements of the heart beat. The other is a long period of rest in bed. This should be instituted in all patients with rheumatic fever. Certainly in every- of heart damage is aroused. LE.YTE.V REDUCI.VG DIET Wednesday. 400 calories--Breakfast: Luncheon: 1 cup vegetable soup. Ica'v vegetables in: l dry slice whole \vhca rye or graham toast: I 8-0:. class skimmo milk. Dinner: Average helping spinjch tout- lie with diwd beets; 1 slice dry whole wheat toas!: average helping bread pud. Ing made with milk; 1 small cup black '"""' 1 cup clear soup may be added . - .- nomination o: is rendering a distinc to his party and to thi country by his fearlessness. Referring: to Chaplin Creston News Advertiser: Wlv not deport him? He has made hi money here--a hundred times a *- as he ever merited, but h refused to becom After Meeting Willkie Rockwell Tribune: Now that w have met him, our opinion of Wen dell Willkie has gone up rathe than down which is more than w can say for a lot of other so-called political leaders at other times ii the past. Wallace Not Wanted Ackley World-Journal: Waliac was the creation of Roosevelt; h not an inspiration of sound de mocracy. Wallace should be satis has had. Demo him. To Estimate An Income If It Wearies F. D. R. Topeka Capital: If Mr. Roose velt is tired of the New Deal, think in narrative , this manner. What is the altitude of the been Have the new "frigates placed in service? Eighty frigates are expected to be finished this spring. Has there ever been a. half cent Hostage stamp? V The half cent stamp now being issued is the Franklin. Who is the new Archbishop of Westminster? Dr. Bernard W. Griffin How much of the earth's surface has been mapped? Of the 57 million square miles of land, 40 million are either unmapped or poorly mapped. Is the emperor of Japan a scientist? 'He is interested in scientific research especially in the field of bio-chemistry. How much exemption is allowed the president in estimating his income tax? He receives the same exemption as any other married man imthe payment of his income tax, $1,200. REMEMBER^ From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO J. H. Finch, a veteran upholsterer, is in the city and is doin» some work in odd jobs wherever he can find it He, within a year has come from England, and he exhibits with pride a needle with which he stitched the lining in the coffin in which was placed the body of Queen Victoria for burial He is looking about for a suitable building for a permanent location in the city. He has an old clock, tne property of a customer, which has wooden wheels and it is believed to be over 100 years old Miss Cecil Milligan, residing on Second street, entertained a number of r.-iends last evening. Whist was the diversion and the hours flitted away rapidly. A dainty col lation was served. 1 THIRTY YEARS AGO That the new city scales are doing more business every week is the report from.the fire station, from the men who are doing the work of weighing. Baggage wagon men are all using the lot back o£ the fire station for a stand now, as are all men bringing hay to town. One man who left a load of hay on the lot several days found on his return a good deal of it had The Red Cross Was There this excerpt from ative by Lt. Col. \V. E. Dyess concerning Jap prison camp atrocities in the Philippines a moving reason for generous support of the Red Cross campaign now under v^ay: "Next to our escape, the event that will live longest in my memory of Davao prison camp was the arrival around Christmas, 1942, oE the' Red Cross supplies. Wo Christmas present I can ever get will thrill me as much. "The Japs pilfered the supplies, robbing us as usual, but what they passed on undoubtedly saved our lives. Distribution of the boxes caused the greatest upsurge of spirit and morale in the history of the camp. I saw mature men with tears streaming , down their cheeks as they opened their packages. "There were American, British, and South African boxes, all delivered by the International Red Cross.' Each, man was given a South African box. Then the men, in teams of two, were given an American and a British box to pool between them. There was enough difference to warrant this arrangement. We tossed a coin to decide who would get first choice. "For example, , there was tobacco in the American box, but OBSERVING none in the British. On the other hand, the' British box contained an extra can of meat. 'Other contents included jam, a coffee substitute, canned tomatoes, fish, hard biscuit, cheese, prepared puddings, evaporated or condensed milk, instant cocoa, vi- taminized essence of orangeade, corned beef, beef and dumplings, tea, sugar, and rice. Among the toiletries were razors, blades, combs, mirrors, and blessed soap. There also wera some knitted sweaters and a few cloth hats." ..... y. The New Flagman understand that this bit of verse from Gordon Carter of Chicago, an old friend of this department, was prompted by the advent of a young woman in the role of "flagman" at an Illinois Central station in Chicago: Col* was Ike m»rn as l lurjed fc train Ant rJcthrd was I In tb warmest of clotbes, The weather wits «ueb fo make «ne eom- plain A* H nipped Ibe ears and reddened the nose. Yet there stood jt girl who ignored the cold, The FLAOIAV was she who opened the dor. O, haw I roarreled sueh frit to toehold No wonder «ar girls are still to the f*re! We tint; ·' the lirli who rivet and file, Wh» at various 'asks their skill now But wkat or these ilrli wk« call with a smile The xathslde stations when aer» Is nllh? In uniform trim they are on the Joa To replace some boys now over the sea. Convention aa well as the axis m«b b scorned ky these FLAGMEN »n the 1. C.! Ht't Cf.Mt.ri9 You! think it will make you less tolerant of gasoline ration cheaters--assuming t h a t you are tolerant--if you'll stop to consider that those who cheat are in truth cheating YOU. The plain fact is that there's a limited supply of gasoline lor domestic use. If a few get more than they are entitled to, it means that the many will have less than they the A coupon are entitled to. And in the end which now is good for 3 gallons will be reduced to 2 galtons. In other words, the ration cheater is a public enemy. Information, Please! 1. A person said to be "all thumbs" usually is graceful, awkward, stingy, generous. 2. In the past the Passion Play was produced in Oberammergau every year, 3 years, 5 years, years. 3. If a person were bom on Ground Hog's day he would be in the astrological sign of the zodiac k n o w n as Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Taurus. 4. The leading industry in Alaska is fishing,- agriculture, trapping for furs, mining. ANSWERS--1, Awkward. 2, Ten years. 3, Aquarius. 4, Mining. The Day's Bouquet To THE P. T. A. COUNCIL OF MASON CITY--for working in. co-operation with the Mason City-, Cerro Gordo county Safety council in a series o£ meetings designed to train community safety leaders. The project will be successful in the degree to which individuals in each P. T. A. group enter into the spirit of the venture. It can mean much to our community. , Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by tlie Ma.an city Globe-Gaiette Fobllshlnz Co. 121-123 East State street Telephone ssoo , Tuesday February 29. 1944 LEE P. LOOM1S . . . . Publisher W. EAZL BALI. - - Maaaainr Editor ENOCH A. NOBEM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEEK - Advertlsinc Mir. Entered as second-class matter April IT. 1930. at the postoffiofe at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March ». 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The , Associated Press is exclusively entitled IQ lo the Ui'c for republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in tins paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Slason City and Clear Lake by year, sio Mason City and Clear Lake by week. 20c Outside 180 Mile Zone--Per year, S10; 6 months 55.50; S months S3; I month SI. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and Within 100 Miles of Mason City and Collide el the carrier Districts «r Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier $10.00 Per week by carrier s *^0 Per year by marl S 7.00 By mail 6 months s 3 75 By mail 3 months * 2.00 By mail 1 month .f 10 Our Moil Bog ABOUT A FARM TRACTOR Riceville: In answer to the re cent editorial reproduced on you page in which mention was mad_ of the attempt by 554 farmers to purchase one tractor at a farm auction sale, I wonder i£ the writer investigated lo find out just how many bidders were farmers, how many were dealers, ho%v many would pay spot cash, and how many would finance the deal. No- farmer wants to put $800 into a piece of machinery he doesn't need. The writer perhaps might compare output of tractors in prewar years with the present production, * ~~ and . , she won't wonder . one where the slightest suspicion any P ore ab S ut wh ? a man wiu of heart damage is aroused pay for a used machine. Increased production will show up in 95% or more, cases. A tractor is not a machine of pleasure, (has the writer ever ridden one?) and as long as only one man bought the tractor, she has very little cause for complaint. If people spent less for liquor the bond quota wouldn't be short, either. MARJORIE L. WELLS, i -- --- -- e~'~'- of his brother, G. W. Woodruff. Fifty-five citizens of Aredale and vicinity have signified their intentions of attending a performance of Ben Hur. TWENTY YEARS AGO Mason Cityans and Clear Lakers sat in their homes Tuesday night and were entertained by two of Cerro Gordo's ablest entertainers one, Jeanne Wolf of Clear Lake, who sang a half dozen soprano solos for the broadcasting station at the University of Iowa where she is a student, and Maynard Tournier, Mason City tenor, who sang three solos at the Drake hotel in Chicago. Ministers of the city who have been in the habit of giving wedding fees to friend wife as "pin money" and who have kept no account of the amount of such small gifts, will do well to start figuring', according to J. C. Grinde, division chief of the internal revenue department. A recent ruling of the treasury department makes these fees taxable, he says. TEN YEARS AGO Prof. Robert Wood Clack, son of the late Dr. W. R. Clack o£ Clear Lake, formerly in the foreign service of the Y. M. C. A. and now head of the mathematics department of Alma college, Alma, Mich., is the winner of the national poetry contest sponsored by the Verse Craft magazine. The winning contribution ivas a volume of translations of classical Chinese poetry entitled "From Bamboo Glade and Lotus Pool," This is one of the first attempts which has ever been made to translate Chinese poetry from the original and to publish it. Twenty members of the literary section of the Jewish Hadassah met Tuesday at the home of Mrs. Frank Kropman. The program included a review of "The Paper Hat" by Mrs. Louis Wolf and _ discussion of the celebration of Purim by Mrs. Sam Raizes. Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center NO roiNT TO THIS When W i l l i a m Tell achieved lo rime By spllttinir. with nnerrlnt aim An apple from his yonng-ster'* brew. The rtjles ir-fre less complex than now; Be no one there made comments rude Aboit tie waile · »Uue« tM4. ASTHENOSE SKTKDN GOG DOWN SCORCHYANO (WNK ARE RUNG OEAK .. THEY'RE GONE' I'LL NEVE? SEE THEM AGAIN.../ C-CCWEOM, YOU NA7J VULTURES/I GOT A OBrTUARYTO WRITE...ALL. OVER YOUIJ SWASTIKAS ; THEV PIDNT HAVEA CHANCE/THEY PLUMMETED IKJWN UKEA ROCKET.' ,. SOME/ME, jusr canine - ' WE «TED 1M SOOOFATTH.'WAS rrouttFAuuT us OECBNEO us INDEED.IT VAS»1X' Htrf.' IT MIGHT NOT BE BEST TO POT.IT7D i E D - W E o TBSAT ear, WHIDW-TMAT WAS HIM 1U THAT LIGHT, BUT THERE ABE OTHER V*YS. BEMEM8ER.VOUR WIFE , UNCLE DAN ROYALLY.' \ WHEN Ytg THOUGHT H6 WASN I . WASNT HE GIVEN THE IS A CLEVER WOMAN. MY WtTS WILL FIND AWAY TO BEACH HIM.' , -t= SHOULD to SOMETUIWGFOROU» p - -- J ~ UP VO' HANDS 5TEANGAH/ FIRST, VOU PUT OM YOUR PRE55/ WHAT TH'-f/ A DRESS/ W WHAT ID UKETO TJCKETT.'NOTA CHANCE THIS LATE-THEYRE FILLED V«EKS SAY/'-HAVE YOU ASKEOTHE SEEVCE ORGANIZATIONS! THcV HAVE FR6E THEATRE SEATS N'EVERYTHING." LOOKS LIKE WE'RE OUT, OF LUCK.' LETS PUT THE SEE ONCVUD- CUCKINS LETSPHOIE YOUMEAN LETT COS BRICK.YOU WERE BUMB TO LET 1KKI ANb TAR GO TO FIND MORSES NM1VE CLOTHES FOR U5! I'LL LAY IOOTQ ONE WE NEVER SEE'EM AGAIN; t-- %HS1»KTltf£L.Y. OICKK RUNS A 2IG-ZA COURSE TOHAKD A PfKTKT/lfG SOW LEDGE THAT RABT STUFF FOXED KIM MV SACK TA

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