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E D I T O R I A L S -The Long Look at Form Land Prices ·pIGURES recently released from " Iowa State college reveal that the average price of Iowa farm lands advanced $19 an acre in 1943. In the past 24 months the rise has been $31 an acre. Perhaps this is justified on a basis of earning power. If that is the formula, however, it should be examined with very great scrutiny. There must be a long- look or we'll be inviting inflationary conditions like those that well - nigh ruined Iowa 25 years ago. It's true that earnings last year and 2 or 3 years before that would warrant prices up to $300 or $400 an acre. But nobody except a starry-eyed wishful thinker believes that such lush times will continue indefinitely. The question, therefore, should be: "How much return can I reasonably expect over a 20 or a 25 year period?" Land purchases based on an assumption that the present I o n s dividends from farming will continue indefinitely are likely to prove as illusory as that same assumption during and just after the last war. Now is a choice time for those in the farming industry to retire as much indebtedness as possible and fortify against the not so lush days to come by putting all spare cash available in some safe and liquid investment. War bonds particularly recommend t h e m- selves in this connection. Bitter experience has demonstrated to all with eyes to see that inflation and runaway prices hurt no other segment o£ our population quite so much as-those engaged in agriculture. ORPHANS OF THE STORM id You Know? By Frederic J. Haskm EDITOR'S NOTE -- Be*d«rt AvaHlnf emselrti of this service for question* of fact--not counsel--should tljn tbtlr f u l l name and address and ID close S cents for return postage- Address GIobeGiEet(e Information B u r e a u , Frederic J. Haskija. Director. Wasblat- '--. D C. Look Out Below U-Boar War Won ·pIGURES made public recently " by Leo T. Crowley, foreign economic administrator, cast more light on the growing success o£ our anti-submarine campaign than any released heretofore. Crowley disclosed that 99 out of every 100 ships sent to Russia in 1943 with lend-lease cargoes arrived safely. In 1942, he pointed out, the enemy was able to sink 12 out of each 100. From 12 out of 100 to 1 out of 100! No wonder high government officials speak with growing confidence concerning the united nations' abilities to cope with the U-boat menace. The sea route to Russia is perhaps, the most dangerous of any traveled by our ships. It stands to reason therefore that losses of ships dispatched to other fronts are even less than one ship out of 100. It was the U-boat campaign against allied shipping that Hitler depended upon to win the war for him by preventing the huge resources of the United States from supplying armies. When Hitler's undersea offensive was brought under control, Hitler's hopes of victory were doomed. the united Rations We're unable to confirm the rumor that since the Scharnhorst was sunk Hitler is thinking of mounting 16-inch guns on Hermann Goering's chest, sticking a propeller where it would do the most good and launching him in the North sea. -· * * If Charlie Chaplin had ever been enough interested in America to become a citizen, or if he had a record of having helped with the war effort, his case at the bar of public opinion would be much stronger than it is. Industrialist Jack's banquet for Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges What Slakes a Man Big? Norlhwood Anchor: The nev dealers continue to point out tha the republicans haven't any bi; men to run against the presiden in tire 1944 campaign. What is "big" man other than a little man that happens to catch the public imagination? Big and little are separated many times only by accident or circumstance--luck, opportunity, or whatever it is that brings men and women strongly into public admiration. Just Be Honest Sheffield Press: So regardless of how your tax computation turns out, some deputy collectors will OBSERVING Ill what Psalm is the name of Shakespeare said to be concealed? The 4Cth Psalm. The 46th word rom the beginning is "shake" and he 4(ilh from the end, omitting iclah, is "spear.' 1 How many voting: precincts or election districts arc there? Approximately 125,000. Which is the official title of .he country, Holland or the Netherlands? Since 1815, the official name las been the kingdom of the Netherlands. What kind of animal is the lickcrtail? This is a nickname of the Richardson ground squirrel. In what year was a piece of Irish soil actually brought over to this country for a St. Patrick's clay dinner? In Chicago in 1910. How are names for Liberty ships i chosen? For deceased Americans, men and women who have made notable contributions to the development of America. Where was miles Standish born? Standish is said to have been born in Lancashire, England. What Civil War general struck a. soldier, felling him with a clubbed musket? Gen. U. S. Grant came upon a soldier insulting a woman, and thus punished him. If There Had Been Sulfa was interested by an assertion in a recent article by Howard Blakeslee, AP science editor, that 2 of America's 3 assassinated presidents would have been saved by sulfa drugs and modern methods of blood transfusion. Lincoln never would have had a chance. This is shown in a report to the Mayo Clinic by Dr. S. B. Harper of the clinic's surgicul s t a f f . The bullet destroyed so much of Lincoln's brain that the surprising thing is he did not die instantly. He lived about 9 hours. Garfield's medical care was good according to the treatments then available. What never would have been , permitted today were the surgeons, both attending and visiting, who thrust unprotected fingers into his wound for explorations. The cause of McKinley's death was never ascertained. Seven days after being shot through the stom- A Question of Suffrage ^ have long, had the notion 'ff that the one most effective way to gain suffrage for Negroes in the south--or penalize states which deprives them of it-would be to base congressional representation on VOTING POPULATION. Rep. John E. Rankin of Tupelo, Miss., principal foe of suffrage Cor the colored race, represents a district that cast only 7,079 votes in 1942 though it has a population of 263,000, which is a normal-sized district. Of the 7 Mississippi districts, only 1 cast more than 10,000 votes for congressman in the last election. That was true also of 8 out of 9 districts in Alabama, 6 of 9 in Virginia, G o£ 8 in Louisiana and 9 of 10 in Georgia. But that isn't the whole of the stoiy. In 6 of South Carolina's congressional districts, only 1 cast more than 5,000 votes. All of which is in sorry contrast with the remainder -of the country, including losva. One Illinois district, with a population of 914,000 (in Cook county), cast j 357,837 votes at the hist election. Sweden's Tobacco didn't realize how important tobacco, in its various forms, is to the Swedish people until the other day when I happened upon the figures. Last year Sweden paid out 333,000,000 kronor (about $83,250,000) and o£ this sum 243,000,000 kronor (about $67,750,000), or almost 73 per cent, went for taxes. Only in southern Sweden can tobacco be grown, and in normnl limes most of the raw materials for chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, cigarets and pipe tobacco are imported. The import and manufacture of all tobacco products is a government-owned monopoly, the purpose of which is to.increase public revenue. Retail sales are still private. --V-Information, Please! 1. If you had a holy-stone, you would scrub the deck, help build a church, use it in an. ecclesiastic ring, wear it around your neck. 2. Mahalma Gandhi's profession is that of a weaver, lawyer, phy- The Day's Bouquet To CARL GRUPP AND GALLAGHER--for completing an extended period of effective and unselfish service to their community as members of the city council. Both have given of their time and energy and without a penny of compensation. They have earned the grateful appreciation of their neighbors by their faithful performance of a high duty of citizenship. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A.' W. LEE .NEWSPAFLK . Issued Every Week Day by the Mason City Globe-Gazette Publishing Cn. 121-123 East Stale Street Teleolionu 3300 Tuesday March 7, 1914 LEE P. LOO.M1S . . . . Publisher W. EARL BALL - - M»n»rlnj Editor ENOCH A. NOEEM . . . City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising M«r. Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930, at the postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED K1ESS. The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for rcpublication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise c'i'cdited in this paper and also the local news published herein SUBSCRIPTION KATES -Mason City and Clear Lake by year, MO "ason City and Clear Lake by v.-eek, 20c Outside IUU Mile Zone--Per year. S10; G ir.omh.s So.aO; ^ months S3: 1 month SI. City and Clear Lake »t: · - :'~ Within IUU .Milts ut .Mason City ,'»nd Outside of the Carrier District of Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier S10.00 Per week by carrier s .20 Per year by mail s 7.00 By mail G months S 3.75 By mail 3 months s 2.00 By mai] 1 month s /io . . , , , . U U l f 3 U l l l L : U l T M U t V l-tjl lt;i_ LUl W i l l the congressmen the other night probably a p prov e it whilc othcrs ^"".^l */:,, 'i!*?'" *£ will declare it wrong. The Im- company's financial statement for income tax purposes as an e*en- tial operating expense. They're Still Friends A PAGE out of the Congressional " Record received one morning recently by this newspaper, and presumably by all other American newspapers, under the Senator Alben W. Barkley frank, is both interesting and significant. It was the reproduction of an address made by the Kentuckian on the senate floor Jan. 20, 1944. It was titled "A Parade of Progress" and it covered the "accomplishments of the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt." It was eulogistic in the extreme. The significance lies in the fact that Senator Barkley does not want the impression to get around that in his recent much publicized swing at the president, prompted by the Roosevelt veto of the tax bill, he was breaking his white house ties. That the laudatory address was franked out by Senator Barkley is proof complete that in the months ahead, the solon from the middle border state will be occupying a front seat on the Roosevelt bandwagon. It's an answer to those who cither openly or secretly h a v e been hoping that Senator Barkley would himself assume democratic leadership in the "stop Roosevelt for a 4th term" movement. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. ALLERGY SYMPTOMS H}'persensitivity, or allergy, as a cause of a large number of symptom-complexes, more or less annoying, from asthma and hay fever to itchiiiess and dermatitis. Seldom sufficient to lay a person low or be dangerous, they still account for several million examples of acute discomfort in the world. Two kinds may be distinguished --general and local. In one, the offending substance gets in the blood and produces widespread manifestations in sensitive organs: Examples are hives, asthma and digestive upsets. The other comes in contact with surface cells and these respond with signs of irritation: examples are hay fever and contact-dermatitis. One reason the skin irritation of contact dermatitis goes on so long is that the object which causes it is so familiar that it is never suspected or implicated. A hint as to the cause of one of these cases of dermatitis can be gained by considering the place where the skin eruption occurs. A Detroit physician, Dr. George L. Waldbott, sent out a questionnaire to a number of dermatologists asking them to indicate on a chart the commonest causes, in their experience, of eruptions on different parts of the body. The results were: .vrong. portant thing is to be honest in the matter and be sure that you can back up all your entries with authentic records. You may be called upon at a later date to substantiate some of those deductions you made. Estimate of the Japs Cresco Times: Nice people, those Japs, according to Encyclopedia Brittariica. Here is what that recognized authority says about them: "They are essentially a kindly hearted, laughter loving people, taking life easy and not allowing its petty ills unnecessarily to disturb their equanimity." Of course that appraisal will be revised in a later edition of Brittanica. They Had lo Chanjre the Rules Thompson Courier: The local chess tournament, sponsored by the so-called'intelligentsia of the community, was copped easily by a high school junior. Now the new tournament rules require that every player must be over 25 years old. No Resting: on Oars Now Belmond Independent: Not until the last battle has been fought and the last obstacle to a complete victory destroyed can we hope to settle back to normal American living with its assurance of peace and security. Willkie's Forthriffhtness Atlantic News-Telegraph: One thing can be said of Willkie as a candidate. He has no hesitancy in stating his views on controversial questions, a trait not characteristic ot the political brotherhood. REMEMBER? ·From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Mason City is becoming as metropolitan in its styles and tastes as the larger cities. The Ensign company has secured the agency for the celebrated "Knox" hats and the popular styles worn on Broadway, New York, wil be seen here where they will arrive this week. The concrete base to the viaduct over East State street is finished and the structure is now turned over to its proper owners, entirely completed. Wednesday of the coming week, occurs the ninth anniversary of the Methodist church of the city which will be one of the chief social functions of the year. THIRTY YEARS AGO Friends in this city have received word from Elmer O'Leary, formerly connected with the engineering department of this city, that he now has charge of the New York office of the Des Moines Bridge and Iron company. He has been connected with this company for the past 4 years since graduation from Ames and his advancement has been rapid. Yesterday the Social Circle met with Mrs. Poshusta at her home on West Fourth street. The guests of the club were Miss Pearl Craft and the Mesdames Smith, Thompson, Goatias, Jennings, Faktor Lottie White, E. E. White, Hailcy Charles Poshusta, Herbert Bell Gilbert and Busta. Mrs. Poshust;: served an elegant luncheon. TWENTY YEARS AGO Allin Dakin, son of Dr. C. E Dakin of this city, and Joseph M Colby, son of Dr. J. E. Colby o Lake Mills, are members of Unl vcrsity of Iowa literary society de bating teams which meet Wednes day night in the intersociety championship debate. The ques tion is "Should Congress Recog nize Russian Government." Th two debaters are good friends. Las summer they were together at th R. O. T. C. camp at Fort Snellin; Straw in the Wind rpHERE's an interesting statis- ·*· tical story back of the recent election of James H. Torrens of New York's 21st district to congress. In a district which cuts deep into Harlem, v.ith 35 per ' cent of the total voters Negroes, trie democrat won by a scant 1,671 plurality, with the combined backing of Tammany and the L.a- Guardia American labor party. In 1038 the democrats carried the district by 48,000. In the 1940 presidential campaign year this district was a cinch for the democrats with 62,000 plurality. In the 1942 election which saw a victory for Tom Dewey this Manhattan district was still democratic by 30,000. But this time s o m e t h i n g snapped. Of Torrens' 11,707 votes a total of 3,226 were American labor registrants. Even a confirmed optimist could scarcely say that bodes well /or Tammany in the next general election. Forehead: Hatband, hair net, bathing cap. Nose: Spectacle frame. Ears: Earrings, ear phone. Face: Cosmetics, shaving soaps, creams, lotions, bed clothes (pillow slips, blankets). Neck: Starch in collar, scarves, jewelry. Shoulder: Suspenders, slips, dry cleaning fluid, nail polish (from touching fingers to neck). Armpits: Depilatory, deodorant, dry cleaning fluid, dress shield. Over chest: Brassiere, match box in vest pocket. Middle of back: Zipper. Hands: Gloves, liquid soap dispenser, ring, powder, matches, handling flowers (primroses lead). Waist: Truss, shorts, sanitary belt, girdle, diaper, rubber pad, toilet seat, bathing trunks. Legs: Matches in trouser pocket, dry cleaning fluid, garters, garter clasps, socks, oil on trousers of workers, theater scat (on back of foreleg), depilatory, galoshes {fur lining especially), arm chair. Local reactions of this kind have some peculiarities which are the result of the cell reactions, and which we do not understand entirely. The local skin cells may not react when first brought inlo contact with the offending substance, but then gradually and slowly develop sensitiveness w h i c h scls worse with every contact. For example, a man may use the same shaving preparation--cream or soap--for years and have no reaction from it, and then suddenly his face becomes sensitive and begins to itch after every shave. Changing to another kind of preparation clears him up entirely. N Odd, But Science By Howard W. Blakeslee AP Science Editor SPLIT PERSONALITIES E\V ORLEANS--The Stanford- Binet test for intelligence has been adapted at Tulane university to detect schizophrenia, or split personality. In the early stages this mental trouble is sometimes difficult to identify. It is .one of the common types of mental difficulty which physicians try to keep out of the military forces. Miss Marion Font, Tulane psychologist, finds a score of questions in the I. Q. test which tend Munich, Bavaria--The trial lo treason of former Field Marsh Ludendprff, Adolf Hitler and oth er participants in the unsuccess f u l "putsch" of last November suddenly interrupted today whe the chief prosecutor left the cour after declaring he was no longe willing to continue the prosecu tion, owing to the constant humil iating attacks made by the counse for the defense. TEN YEARS AGO Athens, Greece--The ministry of the interior announced Monday that Samuel Insult, Sr., the former Chicago utilities operator, must leave Greece Tuesday. A delegation from the local Lions club will go to St. Ansgar Tuesday night to present a program for the St. Ansgar Lions club. The address of the evening will be given by C. E. Gilman of the local club on "Safety." Members of the tenth district of the Iowa Association of Registered Nurses heard a talk on "Books and Book Binding," by Miss Lydia Margaret Barrette at their meeting Saturday afternoon at the Library assembly. Clover Couplets By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center CONCERNING CLEOPATRA LENTEN REDUCING DIET Wednesday. -J83 calories: Breakfast-Juice of I orange, do not strain too fine; 1 slico whole wheat or praham toast, no butter: 1 cup coffee, no cream nr sugar. Luncheon--1 small omelet: 1 slice whole wheat. Krnham or rye bread least, no butter or substitute; 1 3-oz. al.ijA skimmed milk. Dinner--I medium size srim pepper stuffed with spanipli rice: grapcrntii an d lettuce salad: 2 soda crackers; « 1 cup clear soup may be added It dcMccd). to reveal early split personality. Persons with incipient trouble of this sort find it d i f f i c u l t to count ,.,, . backward, tend to give vague an- «»'·'" : swers. show preoccupation, a p a t h y ' and tnallentivcness. The schizophrenic finds it d i f f i - d n n i i alm5 !)· Mir. amids first came i n t o style, i a quern of b e a u t y rarr ir IN still beyond compare prime, thr thincs she'd cnoo: as m.Ttlf Hie f r o n t p a t r news. cult to pair similar objects and to interpret proverbs. "For instance," Miss Font says, "if you ask him what 'The burnt child dreads the fire' means, he is likely to reply that it means the child who has been burned won't go near the fire. He cannot seem to grasp the general meaning of the proverb or its moral." These persons constantly return to questions previously answered. Usually schizophrenics have a high vocabulary rating and a high s;core on definition of words, but fail in easy word tests I, hrr rcicn aisonrd hn had nearer dland numhr tttl her e In light And »DU£hl to get h e r na When Clennalra made hrr pllts In her s e d u c t i v e , southern ways {·real Caesar TcN, and lesser puys, No doubt wrote stanras to her eyes. rrer lissome Trace and fulsome eKarm Her perfumed curls and slender arms; But she ttas bent on nlgcer things And only cast her net for kings. Vhen Julius passed Marc Anthony Moved in as husband number three. These twn A most r And tin I l i k e simpler maid and man imantic life beean :d history's musts' ways idded rlamour to th h i l e they l o v e d and rt ed the u-ar. frantic plieM Thr great ,\rustm Marc k i l l e d h i m s r l f W h i l r Cleo dint of a snake bile. And Ihe thought nrctirs ti us Von just ean'l fnol a zny namrd ftin. sudden turn for the worse Obviouslv 'the fe and died in .'iu hours. deep south arc exercisin sickm, cleaner and dyer. McKmley was saved from quick in government thai \vis never in- eath bv one of the bravest sur- tended under our form of govern- 3. Davy Jones is the name of cal performances on record. The the hero of a famous train wreck. resident had two perforations of voters in the sections where Nc- an early baseball player, an early ic stomach. Dr. Matthew Mann, groes are treated as human be- Aincrican naval hero, the ruler of uffalo surgeon, sewed them up voice in govern- the depths of the ocean. instruments from ment than they should have. ocket case and light reflected by It's about time to cut our racial- ANSWERS-- 1, Scrub the deck. hand mirror from the rays of the depths of the ocean. \ANTWORTEK 5/EMIRf WAS S1NP EUEE NAMEN? (AH MEA.NT TIM TEUU ' LiH, M U 6 6 ' I M V l T E P i ' ...I KNOlO/PiJT tfS 190 LATE', MA.H MlNP; THKS ALUM...WHY ARE FRIEW'S, YilH rNOW THET.', 1 PRAVEP FOR. A VNHALE OF A STORM!! H'M: \VELL NOW THAT'S NICEO" VOU, · ELMR, MlGHTV NlCg.t OO SAY KNOWING iNJousTars LACK OF EFFICIENT EXECUTIVES,I'VE COME TO PLACE A.T YOUR. DISPOSAL '· YtS.UNCLE.THlS IS A TIME \MHsSI EVERY MAM MUS TAKE HIS PLACE JUST TAKE. A SEAT. I'U., SE WITH YOU IN) A MINUTE OR TWO .' WEUL.ELMEB WHAT BRINGS YOU HEBE?' AH- PATSlOTlSM.VOO MiaUT SAY. THE NATION'S GREAT NEED OP MAN-POWES.' BUT KING ARTHUR SEWT ME J IQ t-. SUT I RECKON YO'ALL MW ^ SUPPLY WE UN5 WITH J \ LOT d NICE f\ EKlTAHTAlKlMEUr/ L TO ASK yOU TO 5IGW THIS COMTRACT TO SUPPLY BUTTER TO THE KINGDOM SURE/ RIGHT AWAY, BUT-- GET OFFEKI MY CAOW/ COiaSECT-'THAT OW W1U.1] AND7HE NEXT QUESTION:-- WHAT WS7HE POPULATION OF BERLIN. IN1HEVEAE.B.B (BEFORE DECEMBER, SEVENTH ~ OFTHE JAP ATTACK LIVE IM HISTOKT AND IN THE MIND OF EVERY " TRUS AMSR' /CAN" ON PEARL HAR8OR .AN OUTER PATROL OP THE GUARDIANS OF THE GATE '. AND.NOW, SPEAK UP,QUICKLY-' ERE 1 ORDER THESE MEN TO RUN VOU THROUGH! YOUR WEAPON -- THEN IDENTIFY YOURSELF IF /Kf IOST THAT 3iOOO -- Nice COOL SHEETS. TOO!

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