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E D I T O R I A L Roosevelt's Decision to Substitute Wallace for Jones in Cabinet O USTER of Jesse Jones In favor of Henry Wallace in the secre- taryship of commence, . we must admit, has placed too teavy a strain on our resolution to resolve our doubts in favor of the nation's leader in time of war. The president in his communication to Mr. Jones places prime emphasis on Wallace's claims upon the appointment by reason of the yeoman service he has performed for his party. That is the reason, frankly stated by the president, for wanting to replace Mr. Jones with Mr. Wallace in his cabinet. J7HOM a ringside seat, we saw the *Iowan summarily booted from the vice presidential nomination in Chicago last summer--with the approval, if not actually on order, of the president. It's a matter of common knowledge that he accepted his humiliation like a good soldier and, as the president puts it in his'letter to Jones, "gave of his "utmost toward the victory which ensued." All of this is a matter of recorded history. But we can't bring ourself to tire belief that this is the basis on which a secretary of commerce should be chosen. VITHETHER the liberal segment ** ol democracy exemplified in Wallace or the conservative'solid s o u t h segment exemplified in Jones is the more entitled to recognition from the white house, we wouldn't know. From the broad American point of view, that isn't the top consideration. The all-important question with respect to this, or any other high appointive office, should be: "Is he the best qualified person available?" And our own answer to that would be no. V1R. WALLACE, in our opinion, «* is a philosopher and evangelist--not a businessman or executive. As a roving ambassador, or in his old spot as secretary of agriculture, he might be plausible. But in taking over the vast federal business program which Jesse Jones has headed with such great distinction, for the past dozen years, he leaves much to be desired, as we see it. The president's repeated plea for a moratorium on politics in the interest of winning the war is not advanced by what seems to us to be an outright departure from that rule by himself. ook Out Jelow Equal Sacrifice A MEHICA has avoided a national ";. , service act like Britain's although it has been repeatedly urged by military heads and others charged with the responsibility ol getting supplies to our fighting men. The American Legion for the past 22 years has been pleading for it. While, we have conscripted men to- fight and die on the battle fronts, we have not conscripted workers for the much more pleasant task of .making the munitions which must be placed in the hands of our soldiers and sailors. There still is a widespread feeling that a service law should be enacted and that sentiment wil mount if the labor situation becomes more critical. A campaign such as that being waged on the western front entails great losses and necessitates tremendous materiel. Those losses must be made up, not next month but at once. Every factory that is behind in its schedule contributes to the lengthening of the war. It may be that there was too much talk of reconversion and of production of civilian goods bul that assuredly has been deflated now. The attack that Germany was able to make shows we have a long way to go before victory And we cannot achieve victory without production in full and continuous volume. God's Help Needed day's session of the houses ·*-' of congress is opened with prayer. How much meaning does it have? Evidently not much, in the opinion of Hep. Rich of Pennsylvania. He told his colleagues recently that all of them could ge along with a little more religion He thinks there should be a law requiring memoers to be presen for the chaplain's^ prayer opening daily sessions. Rich figures if a roll call could be required before divine blessing is invoked, it would help al around. The roll call would require a quorum, or 1 more than half th 431 members, to be on hand be fore the prayer and subsequcn daily proceedings could begin. As things stand now, very often the prayer is m a d e to a rner sprinkling of members. The Pennsylvania congressman is 100 per cent right in his obser Vation: "If we are going to solve th problems that are coming befor us, I think there is nothing mor essential to the welfare of th world than to ask God's divin guidance and His aid in this grea trouble that faces us. ' "HAND OF DESTINY" No other congress in the history f America has had greater need or vision and courage than the ne now in session. * * * Maybe it's just a coincidence lat we haven't heard that song bout 2 cigarets in the dark for long, long time. * *. * The smart man is he who can tart with the inevitable and go n from there. Your Health y Logan Gardening, M. D. . VINTEE COLDS 'HILDREN have quite a siege of ·coughs in the winter. Coughs nd colds and infections of all cinds assail them. And children re queer customers in some ways, and do-not always present the ame sort of picture to their farh- lies and doctors that adults do vith. the same disease. A famous children's specialist as recently written that he made nis reputation because he learned thinks. The 2 things he learned re part of w h a t every mother liould know. One is .that pneumonia does not hurt children. The ther is that if a child has a cough and fever it is a'sign there is an infection in the ear. He relates an experience of hav- ng been called on the long dis- ance telephone and being asked p come quite a distance to see a ick child who seemed to be puzzling the local experts. He asked vhat the child's symptoms were and was told by the father "cough and fever." He suggested that the ear be examined, and it turned out that the child had an infec- ion of the inner ear. The family vas saved a large consultation fee the doctor a tiresome trip and the patient a long wait before diagnosis was made by the exercise o this piece of wisdom. Cough caused by irritation in the ear is a reflex due to a curious anatomical arrangement of the nerves. One of the nerves which goes to the bronchial tubes sends a small branch to the canal of the ear. As a consequence, any irritation of the ear is likely to induce a cough by setting up a re- [lex. You may be familiar with this by remembering any time your ear was w a s h e d out for treatment purposes with a syringi it always makes you cough. One of the frequent experiences of physicians with children is to find a loud persistent whoop as the sign of a foreign body in the ear. The child playing on the tloor pops a bean or a pea into the ear. It immediately induces a violent fit of coughing which wedges the bean .tightly into the canal of the ear. By that time the child has forgotten all about it, or is afraid to say anything about i for fear of being scolded. The only thing that remains is the cough. To the mother this sounds tike croup or bronchitis. Only to the initiated does this spell the advisability of looking into th ear for the cause of the trouble. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS M. D.: Can you tell me \vha will dissolve wax in the ear? Hav( tried sweet oil, but that won 7 move it. Answer: Wax in the car often gets stony hard and attached to the skin. H simple home methods like sweet oil, do not move it, this is a case for the doctor. Mrs. H. K.: My dentist tells m I am bordering on pyorrhea anc my gums are receding rapidly, bu when I asked him how to preven further receding he-told me abou the best method would be to tie a large stone around my neck aa jump into the ocean. Answer: Professional people of ten try fo be smarty by givin, such answers. 1 presume every body is nervous in wartime, bu there is certainly r.o reason fo such an answer. I would advis you to get another dentist becaus there are plenty of ways of hold Ing back pyorrhea. G. B.:--Why is' it when I tak liquor I get sleepy? I'd like to g out and take a drink or 2, not ge drunk, you understand, but on drink makes me dizzy and sleepy Answer: Well, alcoholic bever ages are among the best soporific there are. There is no law to mak you take 2 or 3 drinks, you kno\v or to keep you from going to slee on one. Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges SC's to Japs Algona Upper Des Moines: It ometimes seems to us that the eople of the United States may e carrying their hatred of the apanese altogether too far. A veek or so ago a western Amerian Legion post warned that it ould be more healthy for Japa- ese who have been released from oncentration camps not to return 0 their former homes in the west f course many people have an biding hate for the Japanese, articularly on account of their neak attack at Pearl Harbor. But lis should not be allowed to blind lem to the many Japanese now n the American army who were orn in the United States and who re very proud of their American itizenship. Just the other day 7 apanese American doughboys, ncluding one who attacked a erman position armed only with shovel, were awarded distin- uished service 'crosses, i Chicken Counting Northwood Anchor: "Whether litter's recent speech was made y Hitler or a dummy seems immaterial. Best plan is to hang litler and all his dummies any- vay," advises the Los Angeles 'imes. But hadn't we better con- inue trying to catch Hitler first nstead of counting chickens be- ore they're hatched? There has jeeri quite a lot of the latter activity during : the last few months Get Going, Doctor! Sioux City Journal: Dr. Goeb- )els will have to dig deep to turn out propaganda that can make the Germans believe in ultimate vic- ory for the reich. With the Russians driving powerfully on the eastern front and the allies smashing hard in the west while housands of bombers fly at wil )ver the rcich, the doktor wil lave to be some kind o£ magician .0 put his propaganda over now. Sales Promotion Clear Lake Mirror: The 6th War Loan drive has been termec "the most successful sales promo tion program ever known in'th^ tiistory of the world," according to S. George Little, special con sultant of the war finance division of the TJ. S. treasury department When you consider that 521,621, 000,000 worth of bonds were sold you begin to realize that probabl; this is not an over statement. Once .More, Slowly Muscatine Journal: We hop. that some day there will be i congressional investigating com mittee to investigate the congres sional passion for investigatini committees. (Try reading it again 1 little more slowly.) Too often i iias seemed that investigation ha been an end in itself, rather than something aimed toward eventua legislation or reform. Editorial of Day F. D. R.'s OPPORTUNITY M ARSHALLTOWN TIMES-RE PUBLICAN: Roosevelt h a added p o w e r behind him am has added opportunity, since thi recent Vandenberg speech, if thi president is wise enough to us that power and grasp his oppor tunity. He can go into the big conference -'with a proposition which is bound to be approvec and which is practical. He can ask an immediate treaty to de militarize the Germans and Jap and give assurance that th United States will approve sue! a treaty. · This would not on] gain effective postwar action i f r i e n d l y collaboration but i will command the respect of a the fighting allies and all the othe united nations. The big questio" today is whether the presiden will recognize and make use o what has been dumped in his lap Roosevelt can now point to th election as an indorsement of t S. collaboration to keep the peac He can point to defeat oE such iso lationist republicans as Nye an Fish as proof that American vo! ers are no longer isolationists. Be yond that, he can point to the fac that the leading republican on th senate foreign affairs commute Senator Vandenberg, has public! suggested an immediate big treaty which will insure demil tarization of Germany and Japa and the senator suggested Franc and China be asked to join in th treaty. id You Know? By The Hoskin Service · EDITOR'S N O T Z--Keadera vallln| heimelves of this service, for question* of fact--not counsel--shoald alffn tfeelr full uame aud address And taclocc 3 c « n 11, for return pejtare. Addreai xlobe-Gaiette XnferBoaUB B a r e K u , Washington, D. C. What Catholic church In the Fnited States is the largest in rea? * , St. Patrick's Cathedral in New ork City is the largest in the failed States from the standpoint E area, and the 11th largest in the ·orld. For whom did Beethoven write is only violin concerto? The Concerto in D Major for .olin'was composed in ISOti for. le violinist Franz Clement. Who was the author of the Navy emulations? , John Ad amis, many years before e became second president of the nited States, wrote the regula- ons that are the basis of today's avy. What is the intelligence quoli- nt ol most people? The great bulk of people, that , 80 per cent of the total, have Q.'s between 85 and 115. What was the weight of the rgest mountain lion 1 killed In the nited Slates? Tha largest mountain lion of- cially recorded was one killed by le late Theodore Roosevelt." It eighed 227 pounds and mea- ured about 8 feet in length. Who were the Nine Worthies? 'ere any of them Gentiles? Three were Gentiles--Hector, Alexander and Julius Caesar, here were also 3 Christians, Ar- lur, Charlemagne, Godfrey of ouillon; and 3 Jews--Joshua, avid and Judas Maccabaeus. Bow many paintings were hid- en by the Dutch in St. Pieters- erg Cave? Where is it? The cave is near Maastricht in imburg province. Here, approximately 800 canvases were hidden. When was powder metallurgy iscovered? Powder metallurgy began to volve slowly after the first World 'ar. OBSERVING Whose Child If Next? want to talk to. you in this little item about 2 children --your child and my child. hey are 2 of the 32,150,000 chil- rjn in the United States under 15 ears of age. Each one of these lildren is a candidate for infan- le paralysis this year. Your child and mine may be 2 om the thousands who will wake p twisting and turning in their eds a £ they burn with fever -and ruggle to straighten spasm- drawn limbs. : Yesterday their legs r a c e d trough a routine school day, per- aps a ballet lesson, and a dozen ames of their own invention. Toay their legs won't work. This in infantile paralysis. It picks its victims, from .this ealthy home, that tenement-- om farms, war production cen- ers, children of our fighting men, mall towns and large cities. All children are equally de- nseless against. this enemy. Re- ardless of what each child has mown before, each one stricken r the crippling virus will feel ie same fear of the 'unknown. ore children contracted infantile aralysis in 1944 than in any corn- arable periods in many recent ears. · - ' · · ' . · .. But because of the efforts of the lousands of our volunteers, each ajgedy-hit child will have every lance for recovery through the omplete scientific aid provided REMEMBER? ORTY YEARS AGO Judge Brockway, the youngest ,d man of Hancock county, was i the city today and blew into the lobe-Gazette office like an in- igorating Dakota zephyr. Where le judge goeth. there is life and ingling of the red corpuscles and new brand of sunshine. The lobe-Gazette latch string is al- /ays on the outside for the genial ioneer barrister of northern owa. The Episcopal people are now eginning to make active prepara- on to erect a parsonage during le coming summer. They believe le plan o£ paying rent ari expen- .ve one. They already have over 2,000 of a fund which will be evoted to that feature of their tvork. They, also have a lot which will be used as a building place. THIRTY YEARS AGO Mrs. J. B. McLaughlin was ileasantly surprised at her home, 13 Wast Drummoiid street Wed- lesday when about 20 of her riends came in with well fillec askets and numerous presents he occasion being a baby shower or her three weeks old daughter ^unch was served by Mrs. C. J Junlavey and Mrs. T. J. Casey, assisted by Miss Florence Himber and the Misses Nellie and Loretta Carney. Among the presents which the baby received was a eautiful willow cab, a gift from ler Grandmother Carney. Snyder McCall, distributors :or Wilcox' trucks. Imperial Foui 51,085. Continental motor 3% bj , Gray and Davis starting anc ighting system; one-man silk mo lair top, left hand drive, cente control, 115-inch wheel base. Imperial Six, $1,285--Advertisement TWENTY YEARS AGO A 40 et 8 promenade will b icld at the armory Saturday eve ling according to notices which lave been sent out by Dr. Thoma A. Netleton, correspondent. At thi Jrogram Christie McCormick, W Sari Hall, commander of the post and. Leon Hood will be initiate nto the organization. For five consecutive days there has been one serious case of small 3ox reported to the city health au :horities. This is considered one o the strongest indications that th epidemic is being stamped out in a rapid manner. TEN YEARS AGO Rigorous, sub-zero weather am ;reat snowdrifts- choking North fowa's secondary roads from fenc to fence have turned back th calendar to the days of the ol pony express, so rural mail car riers distributing mail from th VTason City postoffice have been forced to forsake their automo 3iles and carry portions of thei routes on horseback. Streamlined trains, propelled bj streamlined oil-burning steam lo comotives will be placed in servic on the Milwaukee road betweei Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapoli early in the spring, according t an announcement received at th local offices of the road. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center QUANTITY FOR QUALITY Were I a Toe or Tennyson, A Longfellow or Gray voald not have to pen · poem For every single d»y. Or were I gUttd like a Barns. A Byron or a Keats I really would not feel the nted For such prodl[lons feats. Had I the rhythm ol a N'oyes, Will RHey or Gene Fieldi With half the effort I now make I'd reap a greater yield. Alas, I am no whiltler. A Shelley nor a Frost, A Masefleld nor an Emerson So I most pay the cost. The chance to he a Joel McCrae. IVas never meant for me So 1 supplant my talent lack With treat er quantity. by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. Remember this when you are asked to contribute to this fund. Give with one hand in your pocketbook and the other on your heart. - . . . ' .."--V-Toy Rocket ' note from a British newspaper that a second hand Christmas toy racket developed during the Christmas season, caused by the shortage of toys. Parents, the publication stated, were being fleeced right and left by being asked to pay a pound sterling for toys that cost 5 shillings before the war; while shilling toys brought from 3 to 5 times that price. Second hand doll houses, rocking horses, bats and balls brought even higher prices than new 6nes. Added the Britishiwriter: , . "Parents know they are being robbed, but they feel powerless to do anything about it. They want their children to have toys, and they have not the heart to say ·No" when they are asked to pay three- or four times more than a thing is worth.. "Actually, the price regulations committee of the board of trade--· which has, a number of inspectors touring the shops and toy factories --would be glad to have any examples of profiteering brought to its notice." Evidently they have their troubles with ceiling prices there, too. Railroad* Rite From Grave" heard a man remark the other day that "American railroads have risen from the grave." He 'was referring to their marvelous wartime performance. The record of passenger ana freight traffic for 1943 represented the peak activity of the world's greatest transportation system. - · Again in 1944, it is revealed, new records have been established 01 such astronomical character to be meaningless to the average in- dividuaL Here-they are: Freight--740 billion ton miles, 2 1/5 times the volume of 1939. Freight carloadings--43,500,000 cars. . Passenger traffic -- 96 billion passenger miles, 4 1/5 times that ol 1939: The degree to which this has in-, fluenced military developments cannot be projected, but it has had much to do with the united nations' successes. --V-Information, Please! 1. What is a "big-wig?" 2: -How is a cuckoo clock wound? 3. Are percussion instruments melodic or rhythmic? ANSWERS--1, It is a humorous nickname for a person of consequence; 2, By the weights and chains under the clock; 3, Rhythmic. The Day's Bouquet To CHIEF JAMES . KELLEY AND HIS FIRE DEPARTMENT^for diligent work the past year, contributing to a large extent ,to the small fire losses in Mason City in 1944. Losses for the year totaled $23,267.76 compared with $52,610.25 in the year previous. Mason City fire losses have been held to a small figure for a number of years largely because of an efficient fire department. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by tile GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3300 IEE P. LOOMIS Publisher W. EABL IIALL Mauaztnr Editor ENOCH A. NOHEM City Editor LLOYD L. CEEB ...Advtrlljlnr Mfr. Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1945 Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at the postofflce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Tha Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In thTs paper and also the local news published herein. 'SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mnon City and Clear Lake by year, llo Mason City and Clear Lake by week, ±0o Outilde 100 Mile Zone--Per year S10- 6 months $5.50; 3 months S3; 1 month XI Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and Within 100 Miles of Hason City and Outside of the Carrier Districts of Hasen Clly and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier $1000 Per week by carrier jo Per year by mail S 7 00 By mall 6 months $ 375 By mail 3 month! IT ISN'T EVERT OY A GUV TOUO ME, SHE WAS-OOIN THROUGH WHEN THE NIPPOS 5 HAZV GETS TO HBJ ft BEAUTIFUL. TBJ. ME HOW SHE CAME TO WUT_COVvPUETE WITH KFEU-A, BESIDES.. PCKTHE RESCUE JOB MUSQS:. OONT You THINK YOUD DO BETTER IF VoO STABTED WITH AN EASY NUMEO LIKE OKIE ANO.VMOCKED UP TO EIGHT .IKE 4ES TRYlN'TO DO A, FIGURE EH3HT HE'LL CLEAOOliT.' HE'S HERE TOR NO GOOD PUBPOSE LOOKS AS IF HFS ALREADY SEEN US. V/EU.,Wr'S i WWJ WE WANTED. r sows THAT; YES, BUT HE MAY COME BACK. WE'D BETTER PUt MR5.S00EC OH GUARD' WHAT CAN WE DO, '*· IF WE DO SCARE UP WEVDHTWNETO DO A THING. NOT IF HE SEES US! AND HE KNOWS n; LUMME/ HE'S GOME- into ra THIW A\K, BY 1 CUM/ HA, HA/ AND I GUI 8R1WC HIM 6#X JUST A5 EASV/ WATTH THIS-BRUTO, GO/ WHEW I MAKE THE BRUTALBEA5T APPEAR IM HIS CASTUf, KING ACTKUR WILL BE GLAD ID ABDICATE, AMD I'LL HE CAW'T PERcr-W'W UNLESS I TEU. HIM TO/ HE OBEYS EVERY 1 COMMAND/ , SUPPOSIN'THAT BEUTALBEA5T BUSTS BEFORE YOU'RE READY TO. NO KIDDING- I'M NOT BUCK -- DBIVEPS LICENSE/ - BIRTH cEenFiaxTE*-WHO DO TTHg/SAVIAM? DONTLETTHAT MOB IN 5- ILL SHOW^OU SOMETHING/ THATSTHENAjyiEONl -V. ISMTHE RUGGED? WHAT IS THISRIB: MYDCX3TAe,7DO CONVINCED? HALAND HEARTY AW/P-L-EA-J-E WE WANT .YOUPAUTO GJ2APH-"i THW WASN'T THE SHIP YOU SAW,6ANt)Y-lTWA6A METEORITE OR "5HOOTINS HOWEVER, 6ER10USLY, JUST SUCH STAR FRAGMENTS AS THIS PRESENT A GRAVc "--rDANGER- - TO OUR LITTLE METAL ! UP THERE IN IF ONE .SHOULD WANDER INTO OUR SHIP'S PATH- ··-:LL-WE WOULD NEEfc TO TRY AGAIN MESSENGER THE OUTER DARKNESS SCOOT, CALLOP/H6 ALOtfG. THE HATTLEK STRIKES, HlTttttG AND SAHOPSAMY HAS STEPPED Oil A PATTLEI? WAGS, TERfflFlED, BAeKS A PAIN AHO FMGffT- STACCATO TOO LATE!

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