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14 Friday, March 10, 19 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE SCARLET FEVER HERE IS SLIGHT Mason City Misses Epidemic in Iowa Only 4 cases of scarlet fever Â·were reported in Mason City during February, according to the monthly health report submitted to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay by Dr. M. M. Franchero, city health director. ''We have been Very fortunate," stated Dr. Franchcre, "because cases approaching in number the status of an epidemic have been reported throughout the state and very few counties escaped the outbreak. Occasional cases of mumps and chicken pox have been reported, but they are few and no: serious. The affection of 'pink eye,'' that was going the rounds in our schools the first of the year, has run its course and there is very little of it at this lime. "In the sanitary department we are having the same complaints as is usual in the spring months. Garbage thawing and carelessness m disposal of same tops the list. There are always a few citizens David Busbnell .invented the Submarine. Pal patented lhe;Hollow Ground Blade'for/cooler/ quidwr,"FÂ»attÂ» r Touch" PAPER LIGHTS THE WAY--Light for hidden enemy targets is provided by flare bombs. This photo illustrates how a flare goes down the chute to hover over strongholds marked for destruction by our night bombers. Each flare bomb must' be wrapped in paper containers for protection in shipping and handling. It's your .job to help provide this strategic material by saving waste paper. who are thoughtless in this, re gard and it is my opinion that more individuals should be giving consideration to the rights ol their neighbors than is oft-times the case.'' Forty-seven births and 21 deaths were reported for the month. Dr. L. N. Stott reported 20 samples of water and 18 samples of milk and cream collected for testing. Seventeen dairy plants and 11 dairy farms were inspected. Eleven stores and markets and 5 fruit and vegetable stands were inspected. Nine complaints were investigated and 4 cases of scarlet fever, 2 of chicken pox and one of mumps were placarded. Mabel E. Sucher. bacteriologist, reported 78 milk analysis, 31 water analysis, 2 diphtheria, 3 G. C. Smears, 73 blood counts and 34 urinalysis. The white house is the oldest public building in Washington. PAL RAZOR BLADES and Shaving Supplies BOOMHOWER HARDWARE Many People Suffering Pain of Colds' Headaches You're wise if you Join the millions everywhere who get quick relief with St. Joseph Aspirin, world's largest seller at JOc. There's none faster- acting, so why pay more? Kefuse substitutes. Buy St. Joseph Aspirin. CAKE WILL SAVE YOUR REFRIGERATOR Here are some hints that will keep your electric refrigerator on the job and prolong its life. As you know, no more refrigerators are being made. Keeping yours on the job is one of your wartime duties as a homemakcn FOLLOW THIS "ONCE-A-WEEK" CHECK LIST Defrost whenever frost on the freezing compartment is more than - / 4 ioch thick. Defrost regularly-- once a week is recommended; When you defrost, clean interior with solution of warm -water and baking soda (teaspoon of soda to three quarts of water); Clean exterior with warm soapy water, no scouring powder; Wax exterior occasionally to preserve non-porcelain finish; Your refrigerator door should fit properly. Test by closing on a piece of paper. If paper comes out with little resistance, the door does not quite fit correctly. Consult a service man. The gasket on the inside of the door should be touched as littla as possible since water, grease and dirt shorten rubber life; Be sure there is space at the back of refrigerator and on either side, to allow for proper circulation of air. Open mechanism should be oiled and cleaned according to maDufactuicr's directions. Call an authorized service man \vhen your refrigerator is not operating properly. PEOPLES' GAS fr ELECTRIC COMPANY n Â£sfcntial Industry Giving You IntKdly, Dependable Service Hi/2 Tons of Waste Paper in Collection Boy Scouts in Mason City picked up more than II 1 ,-, tons of waste paper in the monthly collection Saturday. Proceeds from its sales will bring more than Â§175 into the coffers of the various troops involved, according to an estimate by Earle K. Behrend, Scout executive and Cerro Gordo county salvage chairman. A letter of commendation was received Friday by Mr. Behrend from Herbert C. Flagman, executive secretary for the Iowa salvage committee, who reported 5.387 pounds of waste fats and 43,600 pounds of waste paper turned in by Cerro Gordo county during January. The January shipments represented "a fine increase over December," Mr. Flagman reported. He emphasized that the need for wast paper is greater than ever at present and that 100 pounds a person a month will be necessary to keep the paper mills running at capacity making essential war materials from the waste paper. Mr. Flagman also asked that all rollapsible tin tubes which have seen turned in to North Iowa merchants be sent in immediately since their is a serious shortage of tin just now. The tubes should be turned over immediately either to wholesalers or sent freight collect :o the Tin Salvage Institute, 411 Wilson avenue, Newark N J FIRElOSSTERE $52,610 IN '43 Reports of December, January Completed Fire loss in Mason City for 1943 amounted to 552,610, according to the report for the month of December submitted to City Manager Herbert T. Barclay by Acting Chief James Kelley. This report, made only after all settlements have been completed, was turned in with the January report as well. Thirty fires were reported in December, with a total loss of 520,696.19, according to the report. The value of property involved by fire was 5314,811.75, according to the same report. Fire loss in Mason Citv for January, 1944, was 51,578.09, according to the -January report just filed. Twenty-eight fires were reported for the month, involving 566,600 worth oÂ£ property. During the month 794 inspections were made. CITY BRIEFS Mason City is tied with Council Bluffs and Ottumwa for first place in Group If, so far as fatalities are concerned, in the 3rd annual All Iowa Traffic Safety contest, it was announced Friday. Final awards- will be made to the cities which place first and second or receive honorable mention in the 1943 contest at the 3rd annual banquet to be held in DCS Moines April 7 when Paul Jones of Chicago, director of public information for the National Safctv council, will be the principal speaker. Winners of places in the first groups will be determined by the National Safety council in its national contest. Winners of places in the last 3 groups will be determined by the State Safety council. Those in charge are going over reports now from which the winners will .be determined. Announcement of the winners will not be made for another couple of weeks, according to Bert Woodcock of the state division of safety education. Cities are judged on their t r a f f i c fatality records for Ihc year, along with several other factors such as accident reporting and t r a f f i c enforcement. Decries Youths' Curfew Salem, Ore., U.R--A letter from a Salem woman advised the city council that the curfew feature of a city ordinance affecting juveniles was "taxation without representation." The letter said t h a t discrimination against youth led to disrespect.for law and increased delinquency. The note was filed without comment. Servicemen May Accept Nomination Washington, (fP) --The army and navy have agreed formally, President Roosevelt announced Friday, that regular army and navy men may accept nomination for public office, provided such nomination is tendered without activity 011 their part, and t h a t other members of the services may become candi- dates "without the lender of nomination.'* The president told a press-radio coufereuce that the agreement paralleled exlstinj; law and was largely for clarification purposes. lie said it was uot directed at auy one person and that no controversy could be made of it. One provision of the agreement, signed by the secretaries of war and navy, declares no member ot the land or naval forces while on active duty "will use his official authority or influence for the purpose of interfering w i t h an election or affecting the course or outcome thereof." These pel-sons, however, have the right to express their opinions privately arid informally on all political subjects and candidates, es'en though they will,not be allowed to participate in political management or political campaigns. The latter prohibition includes activity at political conventions or on political committees, participation in campaigns, the making of political speeches or publication of political articles. Members of the services other than regular components may become candidates without the tender of a nomination, the agreement said, "and may file such evidence of their candidacy as is required by law." Conditions are attached that such candidacies must not interfere with military duties and that, if elected, such individuals will not act in an official capacity as an office holder while on active duty. One section provides that a member of the services may be discharged honorably to perform the duties of President of the United States or of a public office specified by the selective service act, other than service in congress. Separation from the service is mandatory for anyone who becomes a member of the senate or house. Twice cracked, the Liberty Bell was recast in Philadelphia. George, 3 Times Camp Robinson, Ark., (U.PJ-- The commanding officer asked the new recruit his name. "George," replied the recruit. "What's the rest of it?" the C. O. demanded. "George," repeated the rookie. "All right,- smai tie, give me the full name!" "George George George," replied Hie new soldier, wearily presenting a birth certificate to prove his statement. 2 droDS open nose, case i breathing, give cold air. Caution: Use only u ' directed. Always get temetit NÂ»Â»e Prop* W HEREVER he may be, his country Has provided him with the best guns, the best uniforms, the best food that skill and money can produce. But there are some things that cannot be handed out by Government Issue, And these are the things he misses most ; . . his Dad's friendly counsel, his mother's homey touch. These are the things he needs . . . the things he gets through the Red Cross, your Red Cross . . . bis home away from home. They seem like little things in print;:; coffee and doughnuts after a long march ... a bed with real sheets -when he is on furlough ... real American cigarettes and chocolate bars .. . and men and women .stationed everywhere, at every tiny outpost . . ; to bring him comforts, service and companionship. Little things?--Perhaps. But these are the "little" things that count--the things that help your boy to do his man-sized job/These are the things that prove to him--when the going is toughest--that his people haven't forgotten him. For Red Cross is at his side. * * m You have given your sons ..; GIVE TO THE RED CROSS You have done the extra work. ; . donated your blood and bought your bonds. Yes, and you have helped the Red Cross before. Giving to the Red Cross has always been a great proud habit of thirty million American families ... proud that they could give . . . proud of Red Cross that made giving-worthwhile. But this year, -when the need is greater than ever, -when -we serve more than eleven million American boys all over the whole world-this year you will want to give more... to give freely to your own Red Cross ... to your own sons in the service. This year dig deep and be glad. For wherever he is The RED CROSS is at his side ant/the Ret/Cross is YOU! ST. JOSEPH -MERCY HOSPITAL THE HUB THE IOWA COMPANY, INSURANCE TRADEHOAIE SHOE STORE TRAVERS TIRE TREAD SERVICE TYLER-RYAN FURNITURE CO. WAGNER COAL CO. ZACK BROS. ELECTRICAL CO. ABEL AND SON, INC. AMERICAN CRYSTAL SUGAR CO. A. W. KNESEL AND SON, INSURANCE BRACKEN INSURANCE AGENCY BUTTREY'S CARL GRUPP FOOD STORE CARNES OIL CO Distributors. Shell Petroleum Products CASEY DRUG CO. CHUCK LENNAN SWEETHEART BAKERY C. J. SMITH. ELECTRICAL CONSTRUCTION COMMANDER-LARABEE MILLING CO. CO-MO PHOTO COMPANY CRESCENT ELECTRIC SUPPLY CO. CURRIE-VAN NESS COMPANY DECKER BROS. DcWTLDE AUTO SERVICE DR. PEPPER BOTTLING CO. DR. W. C. GRAINGER EARL'S FRUIT MARKET FEDERAL FRtUT MARKET This message contributed by these Mason City firms: FISHER TYPEWRITER CO. FORD HOPKINS DRUG STORE FRANK J. ENBUSK FULLERTON LUMBER CO. GAMBLE STOKES OILDNERS GOODMAN'S JEWELERS GOODRICH SILVERTOWN STORES HAMILTON SCHOOL OF COMMERCE H. C. BROWN AGENCY. INSURANCE HERMANSON BROS. DAIRY HOME FURNITURE STORE IDEAL SAND AND GRAVEL CO. IOWA STATE BRAND CREAMERIES. INC. J. II. GREVE. OPTOMETRIST JACOB E. DECKER AND SONS J. C. PENNEY CO. JEFFERSON TRANSPORTATION CO. JOE DANIELS AUTO SUPPLY JOHN GALLAGHER, INC. KINNEY SHOE STORE KLIPTO LOOSE LEAF CO. L. A. PAGE LUMBER CO. LOCK STUDIO LUNDBERG'S LYONS CLEANERS MAJOR FUNERAL HOMK MARSHALL AND SWIFT, INC. MASON CITY AUTO BODY RKPA1K MASON CITY BATTERY, LES VALENTINE MASON CITY BRICK AND TILE CO. MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING CO. MASON CITY FUR SHOPPE MASON CITY LOAN AND INVESTMENT CO. MASON CITY MOTOR COACH CO. MAX BOYD. TYPEWRITERS NICHOLS AND GREEN NORTHERN AUTO SERVICE NORTHWESTERN DISTRIBUTING CO. NORTHWESTERN STATES PORTLAND OSCO SELF SERVICE DRUG PARK HOSPlTAi PARK INN HOTEL AND CAFE PATTIE INSURANCE AGENCY PEOPLES' GAS AND ELECTRIC CO. PFAFF BAKING CO. PRITCHARD SUPER SERVICE .. PRUSIA-DILLON CO. QUICK LUNCH CAFE RAY SENEY, JEWELER SAM RAIZES DEPARTMENT STORE SEARS ROEBUCK AND CO. SHIPLEY 1'IUNTIXG CO. SIEG-MASON CITY CO. SNELL SUPER SERVICE STATION R S. KRF,SGE CO.