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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE A» A. W. LEE NCWBFAPEB U»utd Every Week Day by lh« MASON CITY CLOU-GAZETTE COMPANY IU-O3 East State Strt.l TelepHon* No. £3(10 Entered ·· Mcond-elasi matter April 17. 1930. mt th* post- ·(fie* at Mason City. Iowa, imder 111* act of Mjrcn 3, 181*. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher W. EARL HALL - - .- Managing Editor ', ENOCH A. NOREM City Editor i LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS - TH* Associated Pren Is excHuivelv entitled to Ine use for repuUlicatLon of all news riupatchee credited to f l or not otherwise credited in this paper and also In* local nevvi published herein * FUL1. LF.ASEO WIRE SEBVtCF BY UNITED PRESS MEMBm IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION', with ·V*r Mofnea n*w» and business offices at 4H5 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason city and Clear Ute, Mason Clt_v and Clear Lake, LOOK oi)T- BELOW' * WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 1843 toyth»r«r flO.OO by the week S .20 OUTSIDE MASON C1TV AND CLCAK I.AKS AS"I WITHIN IM MILTS OF MASON CITY Per year by carrier . $10.00 By mall 8 months SX2S Per week by carrier » ao By mail :i monins »1.75 Par v«*r by mail S 6.00 - Bv mall 1 month S 60 UUTS1UE ItMl MILE ZDM Per yr. 110.00 6 months »5 SO 3 months S3.UO 1 month f 1.00 U.S. Proving Itself Real Arsenal of War P RESIDENT ROOSEVELT in his recent "State of the Union" message to congress dealt quite extensively with American armament production during the past year. And it was for good reason ai the figures released reflected miracles in the war industries. "The arsenal ot democracy," as he terms it, is setting a pace that certainly should make Hitler yearn for the days when he was just a paper-hanger named Schickelgruber. A comparison of the current figures with armament production .totals for World war I shows the truly great job being performed by present day industry. It speaks eloquently of the progress made in the past quarter of a century in the .area of mass production. * » * TTERE ARE a few of the comparisons: In 1942, ** 56,000 tanks, self-propelled artillery and other combat vehicles were produced in the U. S. Compare this figure to the 80 tanks which had been completed at the time of the. armistice, Nov. 11, 1918. Furthermore, no American-made tank ever reached the front lines even though our.government had contracted for 23,000 of the lumbering giants, geared to travel about 5 miles an hour. Military plane production in 1942 totaled 48,000. On July 24, 1917, congress voted S640,- 000,000 for the building of 22,000 airplanes. However, at the end of the war only 200 American manufactured planes had seen action in the air battles over France, and these in only limited action. Machine guns constructed by us during the past year have totaled 670,000. Production of machine guns in World war I was less than a third of this number. Machine gun production in 1916 and 1917'proved to be one of the armament producers' major headaches as it took fully one year before guns of this type were coming off the assembly lines in volume. During the last year armament plants have produced 21,000 anti-aircraft guns, according to Mr. Boosevelt. Against the kaiser the United States supplied only 130 of the 3,500 cannon used by our troops. Further evidence of the phenomenal job being done by our American manufacturers can be gained Irom the fact that in .the last engagement of World war I, U. S.-made automatic weapons were used for .the first time. Only about one- third ot the Yankee soldiers were fully equipped. Thanks to Henry 3. Kaiser, the Higgins brothers and others, Liberty ship-building has hit a pace never before dreamed of. Ships are hitting the water at the rate of four or five a day. We are furnishing water transportation not only for ourselves but for many of the 29 countries comprising the united nations. , The 1917-18 sto;-y was entirely different. Less than one-fourth of the vessels used for carrying the A.E.F. to France had affixed to them the stamp, "Made in U.S.A." Our troops were carried to France mostly on British bottoms, protected against enemy submarines by naval vessels of both the American and British navies. * f f A RMAMENT production by our manufacturers " will undoubtedly reach its top this year. World war I arsenals, ironically enough, were just getting into their stride as Woodrow Wilson left this country for the peace conference out of which was born the Versailles treaty. The remarkable progress in armament and munition production since 1918 is just one more reason why the united nations will emerge victorious. Approximately 130,000,000 citizens of these United States today are realizing that this is TOTAL war and that victory cannot come out - of half-hearted effort. Despite the occasional strikes^ and work stoppages for other reasons, the performance ot those who are making our "matericls of war" has been, mostly laudable. In the main they--employers and employes alike--have qualified for a "Hard Job--Well Done" pat on the back. For all time the lie Ins been hurled at those who have been saying that a democracy will, free enterprise couldn't compete in fighting spirit or productive effort with totalitarian governments and slave labor. * * * "Mission Performed" A U. S. SUBMARINE crew in the Solomon sector has reported back to Admiral William F. Halsey the navy's cryptic reply to an assignment: "Mission performed." That mission involved the rescue of 29 men women, and children from an obscure island in the Solomon group threatened with Jap occupation. The group included missionaries and white women who were threatened with ill treatment by the Japs. The plight of this small group isolated on an island m the Solomons became known to the commander of the South Pacific forces just before New Years day. Halsey detached a fleet submarine and gave its commander tho task of running into shallow water to keep a prearranged shore rendezvous and try to evacuate While women and children. Forty-eight hours after the assignment had been given, the isolated group of Americans was ·natched from under the nose of the Japs It was a race against time, and the U. S. submarine ·xpedition won. Next morning the Japs landed. This one daring rescue in the Southwest Pacific is typical of what has been going on for nearly a year in evacuating while traders and missionaries. In wartime no other navy would bother with the welfare of civilians, but the U. S. navy still placet a high value ou human lite. Voice of Future: "What did you do, Colonel McCormick, to help win the war?" Colonel McCormick: "I sat back and criticized everybody and everything." * * Something on Capitol Hill may explain why attendance at the zoo in Washington, D. C., is smaller than in any other city of like size in America. * * * The most merciful policy for dealing with firetraps like Cocoanut Grove is a completely merciless one. Remove the fire hazard or close shop-at once. * - * * The younger generation we used to worry so much about is now coming back to us in medal be-decked uniforms. * '* ' * When Hitler decided to fight this war on a mechanized basis, he began a detour right up Uncle Sam's alley. * * * In case you're interested, there arc approximately 300 shopping days until next Christmas. * * * Merely holding our own with the enemy submarines isn't enough; they must be beaten. * * * Going around corners on two wheels is not a recommended way to save rubber. * * * St. Helena, a firing squad, the gallows or suicide for Hitler? PROS and CONS Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Returning Faith in Tow* Laud Cresco Times: Iowa farm land is getting back to actual farm operator ownership at a rapid rate. During 1942 one Iowa life insurance conv. pany sold 33,145 acres, divided into 168 farms. The average price was $85 per acre. Sales were quite evenly distributed throughout the state. The average sale price indicates a marked rise in values over previous years. While more than 80 per cent of the sales were to farm operators, there was a substantial sprinkling of purchases by investors who evidently have a revival o£ faith in Iowa soil. There is no indication that a land boom is in the offing and that is a reassuring sign. Weekly Press Has a Kick Coming Algona Advance: A Washington bureaucrat named Eric H. Marks is in the process of learning something--and how! Recently he sent out a letter attributing the national success in the drive for scrap metal to tHe daily newspapers--the daily newspapers alone! And has he been hearing from outraged weeklies who fought the battle in the front lines? He certainly has--and then some! In other words Mr. Marks has been subject of some tons ot heated and well deserved remarks. Axis Agents Still Active in U. S. Ames Tribune: The existence of a substantial group of active axis agents in this countrv, notwithstanding the excellent work o£ the FBI and other agencies, is suggested by information coming from the American Red Cross. In several hundreds of instances from all over the country, families of soldiers, sailors and marines have received telephone calls, usually purporting to be from the war or navy departments, reporting falsely the deaths of loved ones. Will Unions Give Veterans Work? Allison Tribune: It is going to be interesting after the war is over and the boys come home from the fighting fronts to see whether or not the heads of the labor unions are going to give the youthful veterans opportunities to work. The closed shops are going to be "full up," and there will be no vacancies, if our government is going to continue to let the unions dictate policies. Popular Decision by President Kingsted Dispatch: President Roosevelt made public a decision which is popular throughout the country when he announced that no more deferments from the draft will be permitted eligible men who are in the government employ, merely on the basis that they are in federal employ. The only exceptions will be those highly and specially trained men who cannot be replaced. Two Offenders Close at Home New Hampton Tribune: "Newspapers which give 10 times as much space to the criticism of President Roosevelt as to the criticism of Hitler just naturally invite a little suspicion from readers."--Mason City Globe-Gazette. That's right. Earl, and the Chicago Tribune is only one of them. There are two pretty close to your town and my town. Hickenlooper and Rickenbacker Webster City Freeman-Journal: Hickenlooper and Rickenbacker have the same number of letters in their long names. Wonder if that has 'anything to do with the fact that they are among the best citizens of the United States? Impact of Hunger Knoxville Express: Social uplift is a wonderful dream, but most ot us will not work unless we get hungry. "Lotest Dope From Woshington" £V£^ OBSERVING Editorial of the Day INNUENDOES AGAINST WILLKIE W. C. Dewel in Algona Advance rpHE Iowa F.epublican News, a five-column four- ·1 page folio sheet in newspaper form presumably financed by the state GOP organization, carries this paragraph in its January number: "Willkie, who is evidently again reaching for a presidential nomination in tho GOP, was forme'-- ly a democrat. Wallace, who is trying just as hard for a new deal nomination, was formerly a republican. The irony of this situation is that neither would have the slightest chance for recognition in his original parly and the chances of both in the parties of their present choice grow dimmer day by day." For some weeks slurs on Willkie have appeared now and then in what might be called the state standpat republican papers--the papers which in politics hark back to the partisan style of f i f t y years ago. The same thing hns been noticed in out of the state republican circles, and it seems evident that there is a definite national undercover movement to undermine Willkie and practically read him out. of the party. The present observer not only has no sympathy whatever for the movement in question but regards it as a major piece of political 'blundering which if pursued will wreck whatever chances the republican party may have to win the next presidential election. In this newspaper's opinion Willkie is the only man of presidential rize the republican party has produced since the first Roosevelt, aside "from Hughes and Hoover, lie holds the confidence oE the voters as that rara avis an honest politician, and if he is not the next republican nominee many, many men who would vote for him will turn again to the democratic candidate--who, of course, will be Roosevelt. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO The I. O. O. F. Orphans horns here will soon get a gift of 512,000 from the various subordinate lodges of Iowa raised from a 30 cent per capita levy for the last half of the year 1902. This money goes to the grand lodge with the reports of the year just closed and will then be forwarded to the proper officials of the home. George Winter was clerking at the Dexter sale 7 miles southeast of the city today. Auctioneer Turnure cried the sale in his usual forceful manner. THIRTY YEARS AGO R. E. Pauley has moved into his residence which was recently completed on the east end of River Heights drive. Mr. and Mrs. Walker of Fort Dodge have moved into the residence vacated by Mr. Pauley. Mr. Walker is a real estate man and is a new resident here. His family has not yet come. Mr. Corrigan, Sherman street^ who recently sold his property there, has purchased two lots of J. G. Melson. east of the new residence of Mr. Fauley and will build a new home. He paid $1,400 each for the lots. TWENTY YEARS AGO Mrs. A. L. Lake of the McKinley school siaft has a clove preserved apple that beats any shown so far, for it came, she says from Waspauca county, \Vis., iiO years ago and in addition she has a picture of the tree from which it was picked. The apple is an heirloom in the family and was owned originally by her great-grandmother. The tree from which the apple came was famous the country round for its fine and unusually heavy crop of apples, she said, and everyone of the family played and climbed in it as a child. It may have been a Wisconsin apple but it was the Iowa climate that preserved it. TEN YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kirsch and children, Wallace, Bobby and Peggy, 206 Louisiana avenue southeast, left Thursday for San Jose, Cal.. where they will spend the remainder of tiie winter. , F. T. Michaelis of the United States marines is visiting at the home of O. J. Fosland, 405^ North Federal avenue. Mr. Michaelis and Mr. Fosland were together at Port au Prince, Haiti, in 1928. Mr. Michaelis, at present on a 90 day furlough, has just returned from 30 months spent in China. John Kopecky, Jr., has arrived from Phoenix, Ariz., for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kopecky, 230 Twelfth street southeast. MAIL BAG Interesting Letters Up 1o 250 Words Are Welcome JOURNALISTIC COMPARISON C LEAR LAKE--Similarly to the present day Chicago Tribune the old Chicago Times persisted in carrying its pre-Civil war partisanship against President Lincoln into the Civil war thereby acquiring the unenviable title of "The Chicago Copperhead." Had the Times succeeded in its partisan efforts to frustrate Lincoln's war efforts, \vc would have become a fatally divided nation. It the Chicago Tribune is as successful now in creating dissension as it was in furthering the cause of "isolationism" at the close of the first World war thereby losing us the peace, we may well tremble for our future. As far as loyalty goes, the Chicago Times has far the better record. For then, strange as it now seems, a large group of our populace believed that a state had the sovereign right to secede and were willing to t'isk life and property in defense of such erroneous belief. This time our nation was attacked with treacherous deliberation such attack being immediately followed by war waged against us by Hitler who had previously announced that nazi Germany and our nation could not both exist in the new world to be controlled by him. Despite all this the Tribune is actively ridiculing and attacking the economic war measures which the military heads of otir government insist arc vitally necessary to win the war. Formerly sli subscribers to the Times were under just suspicion of bcins indifferent lo the preservation of our union. What are we to think of cttizpns who directly finance the continuance o£ attacks upon our vital war efforts? H. C. ANDERSON. GOOD HEALTH By Logari Clenderiing, M ; D. PAINFUL FEET E VERYONE'S foot has two sizes: One while sitting and another while standing. The size of the foot changes while 'walking, but the shoe does not. After you have tramped around all day, your feet are larger, but your shoes, unfortunately, are not. Shoes, therefore, have a great deal to do with foot comfort. A great many people suffer tortures with their feet because they have weak ankles. High shoes, which have almost gone out of style, are as good for these people as crutches. The fitting of shoes is a responsibilitv which is enormously and widely neglected in this coun- , try. In every state in the union a license is required for a blacksmith, but nobody who undertakes to fit a shoe to a human being has to have a license. A great many shoe fitters do not study the buyer's foot carefully enough to make careful enough measurements and they too easily allow the buyer to select the shoe that he takes a fancy to without attempting to argue him into the one which would give him more comfort. The functions of the foot are support and propulsion. The Dr. Clendemng muscles and tendons arrange themselves to give support to the bones in whatever work the loot is doing. A high-heeled shoe makes the ankle less stable and more subject to strain and puts more of a strain ou the muscles to keep the ankle joint in place. A high-heeled shoe therefore increases the amount of strain and muscle stress the loot has to uphold. Every time you take a step the foot receives the shock of contact with the ground, supports the body and raises it forward, and itself is then brought forward, completing the cycle. Heel-and- toe walking jars the entire skeleton and the central nervous system. A man with a throbbing headache walks on his toes to avoid this jar, but in the absence of headache the jar is there just the same; hence, the comfort of rubber heels. The tap, tap, tap oS high heels is like a continuous hammering process. The physiological walker will have his toes hit the ground almost as son as his heels. Neither prolonged use nor prolonged rest is good lor the bones, muscles and tendons of your feet any more than for any other part of the body. The foot needs both exercise and rest to be healthful. Flat foot is not simply a breakdown of one of the arches of the foot. It may be due to a large number of conditions, some of which I have implied or mentioned above; in other words, badly planned periods of exercise and rest, shoes which throw a strain on the ankles, walking which jars and strains the loot and its tendons and muscles, and a condition which I did not mention, which is strain caused by imphysiological position of tho feet due to corns or bunions. Most of these conditions can be corrected bv properly fitted siloes or by shoes which have supports or wedges which arc placed where they are needed, as the case may be. Vanity in women and carelessness in men is the cause of at least 50 per cent of the foot troubles of the world. Questions and Answers IVIrs. G. G.--What causes tic douloureaux? Is there a reliable remedy for the relief o£ the pain? Is the removal of the nerve the only cure? Answer--The cause of tic douloureaux is unknown. It is a neuritis of the facial nerve. In the treatment.many remedies have been suggested such as tincture of gelsemium, injection o£ the nerve with alcohol. Both of these arc valuable. It is not always necessary to remove the nerve. A Great Scientist doubt whether any scientist of our time has probed deeper into our life processes than Surgeon George Crile, claimed by death a few days ago at his Cleveland home. Ever since that day in Clcvel- land in 1887 when he saw the life of a friend, a young medical student, ebb away in an amputation from an accident, George Crile began searching the mystery as to what keeps our body mechanisms moving. That search was a never-ending quest, one which dominated his life's work at Cleveland Clinic hospital. It left in medical history the Crile theory ot the "kinetic system," which he defined os that chain of organs whose primary function was to transform latent energy into heat and motion. Late in life, Ciile concluded that our life-giving activities were similar to electrical impulses. This he detailed in two books, "A Bipolar Theory of Living Processes" and "The Phenomena of Life." Crile was more than a great .surgeon; he was a great contributor to medical technic. His research resulted in the '"blocking" o£ nerves by local anesthesia in surgery, adrenalin injections to raise blood pressure and revive heart cases, new methods of goiter surgery, new technics in blood transfusions, and the surgical relief of high blood pressure by the severing o£ nerves leading to the adrenal glands. Crile's long constructive career in medicine was blighted by a disastrous fire which struck his Cleveland Clinic in 1929. taking 124 lives. From the gases which fire in the X-ray department released came new hospital safeguards at a point hitherto unprotected. America has had many outstanding men ot medicine who have left their mark for pioneering one specialty, such as abdominal surgery 'developed by the Mayos, the button incision developed by Doctor J. B. Murphy of Chicago, and the brontoscope perfected by Dr. William Chevalier Jackson of Philadelphia. Doctor George Crile passes on renown for many contributions to surgery and life research. --V-In Any Town well remember that in the ays when the late Lou Mallory Luke of Hampton was conducting her ''Vagrant Thoughts." feature on this 'page, one of her most talented .contributors was Maude Lu ding ton Cain NIVIR HAD AN ACCIDENT Lantern Light Lyrics By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center THE BRIDGES RUN LONGWAYS I've heard of rivers long and wide And rivers deep and dank, Today, I saw one sr narrow It only had one bank. D O N T TAKt C H A N C E S NOW UAUQNAL SAFETY COUNCIL (Mrs. Frank H. Hurt) of Marshallton. I am pleased, therefore, to pass along this bit of patriotic verse from her pen: 1 raisrd a. *mall, unpainted hou»e 1 or years, and scarcely fcntw-- Until, «r late, the window held A service lnr of blue. On every street, m any town, Alone each country lane Von set I h f i n -- H i d e ^tars ot blu« ' .A£aml line window- pane. Perhaps like me, you car not p»s» Them J I O M - ~ S O bravely there, \VilKout a. surge of deepest hope, Without a iitenl prayer. Those- windows have become, for you, As now for me, a shrine, like y o u , , perhaps, today I placed A small blue star in mine. ^» * f 1C ·"· [DAYS BOUQUE To TOM CONNOR OF MASON CITY--for his decision, against personal convenience and interest, to continue as Cerro Gordo County Red Cross chairman for another year. None but those closest to Mr. Connor could imagine the time and effort he has given to the Hed Cross program down tlirough the years. "Leisure time" is a term that has had no place in his busy life since a dozen years ago or so he assumed responsibility of the Red Cross first aid program. The community he has served is eternally in his debt. A generous support for the great organization for which ' he has labored 13 our best way of recognizing that debt. DID YOU ENOW? By Frederic J. Haskrrr EDITOR'S NOTE: For »n »n»wtr t» any q u c s t J o n of fact write "Mason City ilabe-GazeCe Information B u r e a u FtcdcrU J. Hiikln. Director, Uashirj- ton. ft. C." rjease jend 3 cents postal* for ttyly. Where did the German parliament meet after the fire in the reichstag building in 1933? H. P. It met in the Kroll opera house in Berlin. On what dale in 1863 was Carlisle, Fa., shelled? T. R. On the afternoon of July 1,1863. What is the official language of Canada? \V. E. Canada has two official languages, English and French. At what rate does the Amazon river empty water into the ocean? D. E. At the rate of five million gallons a second. What is a dum dum bullet? D. C. A dum dum bullet is a kind of e x p a n d i n g manstopping bullet so-named from Dumdum, in India, where it has been manufactured. How many kinds of sponges are there? T. E. About 2,000. What is the real name of the actor Lewis Slone? T. C. The real name of the actor is Lewis Stone. Did Shakespeare invent Romeo and Juliet, or was theirs a true story? N. J. The story of Romeo and Juliet was not originated by Shakespeare. It is possible that the original plot was taken from life. How many amendments are included in (he Bill of Rights? E. F. The first ten amendments to the constitution. , / What oncra" was rejected by the management of an opera company because there" w»s jit part for a prims donne? A. X. "Boris Godunov." Were any of the British colonies occupied by the enemy in the last war? D. V. No British, possession was occupied by enemy forces in the first World war; What is a ciborium? D. B. This vessel is used as a container lor the consecrated bread used at Holy Communion. How did the fish known as the alewife get this name? O. H. The origin of the name is in doubt, but perhaps, was given from a fancied resemblance in shape to the typical English tavern-keeper's wife. What arc the dales of Ihc last four destructive earthquakes in Japan? C. B. 1933, 1927, 1923 and 1891. Is it possible to obtain a See- !nn Eye doff by collecting cigarct wrappers? A. B. The president of the Seeing Eye says that there is no truth in that current rumor. How may gourds be fixed so that they will last indefinitely as ornaments. A. W. The gourds may be coated with a colorless shellac after they have been dried in the sun. What animal makes the longest lean? E. K. The antelope's leap of 10 to 12 ieei in height and 30 to 36 feet in length exceeds that of any other animal. How long has it been the custom to salute the president with 21 guns? L. N. In the revision of army regulations in 1841, the presidential salute was set at 21 guns. Is the term streamline of recent origin? O. T. It was defined by Horace Lamb in 1906. Does inbreeding livestock produce harmful effects? A. F. A V general reduction in vigor, especially in fertility, has long- been ascribed to inbreeding, and there can be no doubt that these arc common effects. Where is the church shaped like a wine barrel? M. E. The Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Asli, Cal. What percentage of the brain is gray matter? C. S. From 37 to 38 per cent of the total weight of the brain. Please explain the term "a printer's widow." K. N. In newspaper parlance it refers to a .short line at the top of a column completing a paragraph which carries over from the bottom of the preceding column. How long does a kangaroo carry her young in her pouch? F. R. A young kangaroo does not leave the mother's pouch permanently until it reaches, in the larger species, a weight of 10 pounds NEW WEDDING BOOKLET INCLUDES MILITARY WEDDINGS World war II is affording many brides the "answer to a maiden's prayer"--a military wedding. In keeping with the times our new 32-page booklet on weddings devotes a section to the etiquette ot this type wedding. This up-to-the- minute publication covers the subject from the guest list to anniversaries--everything the prospective bride wilt want to know. . Send for your copy of this booklet today Only ten cents postpaid. --Use This Coupon--The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin, Director, Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped in paper) for a copy of the WEDDING BOOK. Kamc Street or Rural Route' City State ' .(Mail ot .Washington, D.

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