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E D I T O R I A L S -Does Wheeler Mean What He Seems to Be Saying About War? CEN. BURTON WHEELER or *·* Montana in a recent address gave utterance to the following reaction to Prime Minister Winston Churchill's declaration in favor of unconditional surrender for Germany and Jupan in these words: "Of course, as long a; we are furnishing the material!,, the money ana the men, and doing mos of the fighting En Europe, practically all of Asia and restoring the British empire, why should Churchill worry about how Ions the war goes on? I suppose also that he is worried about the economic situation in the British Isles with the end of t h e war." ' . . . . . ' Senator Wheeler, as an American citizen and as a member of the' United States senate, is entitled to speak for himself. But it would not seem unreasonable to expect him to show a greater regard for the sensibilities of the American. people and a greater respect for the facts. IN the matter of equipment and * supplies, it should be freely conceded that under the program of lend-Iease the American .people have maintained "the arsenal of democracy" to a very large extent. But-: 1--No city or no community ;on continental American soil reveals the ravages of war. 2--With Russian losses well into the millions, with Chinese losses even greater, with the British Isles officially revealing casualties of one out of every 80, counting men, women and children- distressing and grievous as American losses are, it is silly for any responsible American to claim Uncle Sam is bearing the full burden alone. CENATOR WHEELER'S position *-* challenges ' public attention. This is not the first reported offense on his part in direct or implied criticism of'America's allies. A few days ago he was quoted ns saying this: "The 'American people have never accepted this war as our war, despite the statements of our high governmental person" ages. The American people still believe that this is Europe's war and that we have only intervened for the idealistic reasons embodied in the Atlantic charter."' The full significance of Wheeler's words may be missed. By indirection, at least, they would seem to shoulder war guilt upon the United. States. ./' ' The American people were in no danger, Senator Wheeler would have them believe. Their soil was not in jeopardy, either at the time of Pearl Harbor,'or at any time since Pearl Harbor, or at any for- seeable time in the future. American boys were dying because the American government intervened for the idealistic reasons embodied in the Atlantic Charter. Pretty ugly charges in their implications. THE strange thing about Senator * Wheeler is that he can alternately criticize the Russians, blast away at the British and then find lault with his own government. But he seems to experience a great deal of difficulty in sensing the danger arising from Japanese acd German plans for military aggression. It is about ] time that he makes himself understood. Does he favor a negotiated peace ·with Germany? Is he willing to enter the peace negotiations with Japan short O] unconditional surrender? . · If he is, then why not announce ·it publicly on the floor of the senate--announce it and urge it anc advocate it and carry the issue directly to the American people? Short of that, if that represents his views, it would seem he coulc be expected to stop sniping from the hushes. .ook Out Below Voice of Experience DEMEMBER not long b e f o r e " Pearl Harbor when the American Student Union championec the "Oxford pledge" in their refusal to support the United States in any war? They have their answer todaj in the student veterans who art finding their way back to the campus. A survey among the 17. veterans now enrolled at North western university discloses tha 84 per cent of them believe tha world security can he maintainec solely by armed force. These are the veterans wh fought at Guadalcanal, in Italy Africa and the Aleutians. Th great majority, 79 per cent o them, also indorse the plan of year of compulsory military train ing for American youth. This is as U was after Wort war I when year after year th returned veterans in the America Legion advocated a policy of mili tary preparedness, only to hav the nation ignore this voice of ex perience until these United States again were plunged into w; which would have been delaye and might have been averted aJ together if the nation had followe the preparedness policy. MAGIC CARPET If universal military training eems to those in authority to be eeded for national safety, make p your mind right now that we hall .have universal -military raining. . . . » * « Many of those who used to hinfc' there -was a Santa Claus own in Washington are now con- rib Citing to. his support, a 4 * Some people find it terribly irk- ome to work some. Your Health 3y Logan Clendening, M. D. ROTECT THOSE PILLS! " . I N astonishing number of deaths * in childhood are due to strychnine poisoning. And some of the commonest pills found in a family "nedicine chest are the cause. It las been estimated that about 240 ·hildren a year die in the United States from accidentally eating uch pills. The pills in question are usual- y cathartic pills, and are among he kind most popular and fre- uently bought for domestic use. f anyone has a bottle of such pills round a house where there are hildren, throw it away immedi- tely, because the danger is ob- iously far from fanciful. Two kinds of pills, both of which aye long been used. and pre- cribed'by doctors are:, the ones in- olved. One is called the A. S. !., and one the A. B. S. C. he initials A. S. B. stand for Vices (or aloin). strychnine and Belladonna, and the C for cascara. heoretically the belladonna was ut into the pills to relieve the riping caused by the aloin or ascara, and the strychnine was ut in to increase the irritability .. the motor nerves in the in- estine on which the aloin is to ct. ' This theoretical reasoning, how- ver, is entirely spoiled by put- ing them all together in the same iill. In action they do not help each other at all. Strychnine and "telladonna are rapidly absorbed md rapid in action; their action, vhich is supposed to help the aloin, is ended in 4 hours. The aloin itself takes 10 or 12 hours to e absorbed and begin to act. So hat by the time the aloin is act- ng, the effect of,the strychnine which was supposed to augment t, has long since passed off. The amount of strychnine in most such pills is 120th of a,grain This is half the lull dose, as rec 7 ommended to adults. If, as occurred in one instance recently, a child swallows 15 such pills the amount of strychnine obtained is colossal. One well known pill, or cascara compound pill,- contains, as made different manufacturers, 1/60 :o,l/120 of a grain ol strychnine sulphatg. Children eat the pills to get the sugar coating. Even if the coating is not sugared the bright coloret coating makes the child think tha they are candy. One little boy agec 4 is reported to have eaten 90 of these compound cascara pills, containing one and one-half, grains o strychnine. He died in convulsions There is no earthly reason why drug manufacturers should continue to put strychnine in cathartic pills. The pills, if made withou either belladonna or strychnine would be equally effective. A gooc way to stop the manufactun would be for customers to stop buying cathartic pills containing strychnine. There are plenty o other good cathartics--too many The improved compound cathartics pill (improved by reducini the amount of calomel) is a gooc one for the domestic medicine chest if a stock of pills is de manded. QUESTION'S AND ANSWERS F. H. J.:--I have read an ar tide by a doctor who stated tha the average life of a person afte starting to take thyroid extract i 30 years. Answer: There is no rule as t how long thyroid extract can b taken. Most people who need are about 45 years of age whe they begin to need it, so 30 year about carries them to their, ex pectancy. W. J.:--A young fellow 18 wa rejected for military service o account of myopia. Would an op eration improve this vision? Answer: What is the matter with eye glasses? et anywhere by saying that, on le one hand, what our ames dp n the way of establishing spheres f influence is wrong and then ad-, nitting that, on the other hand, maybe what they do is defensible fter all. It is. well enough to be ympathetic with their point" of ievv, but it is weakness to admit lat they may be justified in ac- ions which we have branded as vrong. ' 'arm. Resources Ray Spurbeck in Swea City HerId: We, for one, are not·particu- arly gratified to see farm boys of fie community called to the armed ervices. We do' not get a thrill rom seeing any of our boys,- town r farm, leave for war. However, n the face of mounting manpower hortages we of the farming c'om- nunity still have resources of spir: and body that will help us'meet he vital task of producing food for ur fighting men. f Davenport Times: Had ucted a- larger number _ . were more ships availabfe at lis time, and if the transport fa- ilities in Italy; France and the 'acific were m o r e favorable it rould be possible to relieve a Did You Know? By The Hoskin Service tuiroK'S N U T E--Reader, aralUnf of fact--iiot counsel--fctontd dco their full mine and addreii and IncJoi. a 'c e n t » for retaro pottage. -Adore** Gtobe'Gaiette foforniaUB B · r · a ·, Washtottou. O. C. Does the marine corps have a medical corps of its own? The medical corps of the navy functions as a medical unit for the marine corps. Is there a limit to the number of letters or packages a prisoner of war in this country may receive? There is' no. limit-in the number of letters or packages, although he may write only 2 letters and 1 card a month and thpse only to relatives. Does, the storage battery of an automobile actually store electricity? In a storage battery, the electricity, is not stored, but, through a "chemical action," electromotive force (electric pressure) is created between the plates, causing electricity to flow. When was 50c paper currency in circulation? The U. S. issued 50c paper currency from 1862 to 1876. How did the seabees get their name? . The term "seabee" is a play on the initials C. B. (Construction Battalions). Please describe the n e w antigravity suit for airmen. It is known as the G-suit (G for gravity), and includes pneumatic pants which prevent the fighter pilot from blacking out in Waterloo Courier: We will never\aerial, maneuvers against t h e ros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges trm Hand Needed OBSERVING One Hitler Youth. was intrigued by a little interview reported in the army newspaper, "Stars and Stripes," one day recently. It gives some indication of the problem the allies are up against in deciding what to do with a defeated Germany. "Among . the 20,000 Germans who surrendered £he other day at Beaugency was a 17 year old kid," says the siory. "He was cute as a bug, with flaxen hah-, blue eyes and a peaches and ' cream complexion that had never been nicked by a razor. He was shy and "soft-spoken and he blushed as he talked, like any nice youngster with a stranger."' . The conversation went like this: Q. How long have you been in the army? A. 36 weeks. 32 weeks in France, 4 weeks in Germany. . - Q. Are you a nazi? A . Yes 1 . , . - · · , ' " · Q. Were you in the Hitler Youth and the nazi children's organization (Pimpf)? A. Yes. . Q. Will Germany win the war? A. Yes, if the civil' population of Germany can stick itj then we'll win the war. Q. If. Germany wins the war, will you punish the U. S.? A. We want living space. Q. If Germany doesn't win the war, will you fight, a gain for lebensraum? A. I cannot reply. Q. Do you think the Germans are the master race? A. If the fuehrer says so, it is true. . Q. Where would you like to be sent? A. To the United States. Q. The U. S.. has many kinds of people--Czechs, Poles, Negroes, democrats, Jews. ; A. After the war, it will be otherwise in the United States. Q. There won't be those people any more? A. They will disappear "What," asks Stars and Stripes, "do you do with a Kid like that? Anybody got any ideas?" --V-- Conserre That Old But don't need to tell 'you that the outlook for new tires in 1945 is bleak, and that the outlook . for new cars isn't good. · · All of which calls for more nursing, coddling and fussing than ever if the old bus is going to endure for the duration. What to do about it is old stuff by now. But" perhaps a brief roundup is worth repeating, especially lor the many service wives who may be faced \vith symptoms of automotive senility that would even stump the family tihkerer who ' dent's suggested by car and "tire manufacturers: Keep tires properly inflated. Check pressure weekly. Switch tires, including spare, at least every 5,000 miles. Check wheel alignment,. Casing flaws, brake balance. Avoid fast stops and starts-- and don't speed! Have I regular checks of ignition and battery. Replace worn spark plugs which waste gasoline and put an undue load on the battery. 'Keep head and tail light lenses clean. Have spare bulbs on hand. Let the garage man go over distributor, coil, condenser, voltage regulator, generator and starter. Don't tinker unless you know how. Garages are busy and short of help. But it takes less time and bother to check for early trouble than to repair a breakdown. So use your car with care and kindness in 1945 and you'll stand a better chance of having it at the station when your soldier or sailor comes home. ' -- V-Secret Weapon · learn from the Sunday Dis_. patch of London that the Germans are now joking in their "heavy way" about Hitler's much vaunted secret weapons. Prisoners captured in Holland say that they whisper about Hitler's V5 secret weapon. It is de- . scribed as a new type of tank'with The Day's Bouquet ' To A. M. SCHANKE^-for taking over th'e chairmanship. again of the campaign for funds in behalf, of the Cerro-Gordq. county chapter of the National Association for Infantile Paralysis. Funds from this chapter have 'done effective:work for years in providing funds for treatment of victims of this disease. Mason City Globe-Goxette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Every Week Day by the CLOSE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3830 LEE P. LOOMIS . . · . . . Fiibllsner W. EARL HALL . . . .Mauaililc tailor ENOCH A. NOKEM '.Clly Editor LLOYD L. GEEB . . . AdrertUlnf Mjr. Thursday, Jan. 25, 1915 * Entered as second-class, 'matter April 17, 1930. at the postoiflce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act ct March 3. 1879. · MEMBER' ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to tile use for repumication \of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this\ paper and also the local news published herein. v SUBSCRIPTION 'KATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year, Slo Muon City and Clear Lake by week. 'Me Ontilde 100 Mile Zone--Per year $10; 6 months J5.50: 1 months 96; 1 month SI. Ocllide Milan Clly and Clear Lake ajid Within 100 Miles «f Ml! on City anil 0»t- atl at the Carrier District ol UUD City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier -S1D.OO Per week by carrier -.20 Per year by F 1 "" $ 7.00 By mall G months $ 3.75 By mall 3 months ., $ 2.00 By mall 1 month. 9 .70 we in- year enemy. How is a warrant officer addressed? : Warrant officers in the U. S. army are addressed as "Mister." Where may a soldier's service bar be obtained? A soldier separated from the army'who is entitled to a service bar should apply to the Adjutant General, War Department, Washington 25, D. C. He will either be given authority : to buy it, or it will be issued to him by the Quartermaster D e p o t , Philadelphia, Pa. What is a "fogey?" The term "fogey" is slang for longevity pay, the credit which military personnel receive for each 3 years of service. What type of.ship is designated by PCE(R)? . It stands for patrol craft escort, rescue. Such a vessel is extensive in its sick bay · accommodations, having a practically complete hospital aboard. reat many men who now rightly :el that they have borne more han their fair share of the fight' fo iHore War Time Marshalltown Times - Republian: When the matter comes up for nai decision lowans and most irmers in all states will hope the ouble daylight savings idea will e definitely abandoned. We ouldn't like it here at all. I4ke he Missourian we -even want to e shown that the present war ime saves much of anything in tiis part of the country. A Gap Grows in Brooklyn Dubuctue Telegraph-Herald: Sidley H..Ascher, president of the Solety for the Prevention of Dis- araging Remarks About Brook- yn, states in his annual report that he proud and fiercely sensitive borough of Greater New York was maligned 8,014 times by stage, screen, radio, and newspaper writers in 1944, as compared with 3 781 times in 1943. What You Believe Is Important Council Bluffs Nonpareil- We often hear it said that it doesn't make any difference what a person believes, that it is only what Jeople do that counts. The truth s that a wrong belief may be far vorse than any w r o n g action Why? -Because a wrong belief is practically certain to lead to many rong actions. . Our Mail Bag TNVOt/UNTARY SERVITUDE" UOHA SPRINGS--Your editorial *' in Globe-Gazette of Jan. 23 leaded "Equal Sacrifice" fails to ake into consideration the posi- ion of a laborer or other employe of PRIVATE INDUSTRY. You say: "While we have conscripted men to fight and die on he battlefield we have not conscripted workers for the more Peasant task of making munitions." . f You do not seem to take into account or to realize that in conscripting men for the military 'orces they are being called into the service of the country and as such are paid with government funds, and are'in fact employed by the federal government. If men are conscripted lor labor or work in the munition factories or in any other war material employment they are still in PRIVATE employment and are paid REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO Jacob-E. Decker Sons quote the following prices .on hogs today: Medium and butchers, $4.30; packers, $4.30; light, S4.20;. rough and'heavy, ?3 to $4- The receipts for the week were 1,085.. · ' ' ; ' . . The:'Sons of Veterans;of Clear, Lake held their installation on Saturday evening last and our neighbor Fred Hill was unanimously elected commander of the honorable S. of V. Mr. Hill is worthy of the office always being present at all their meetings and a credit to the order of which he belongs. · THIRTY YEARS AGO The Coif ax Clipper thinks a dozen good stenographers could easily do the work of the 50 clerks provided for the state senate.-Editorial. Paris--A semi-official note issued last night says a number of German aviators attacked Dunk i r k yesterday, throwing 80 bombs. Tokyo--The Japanese government has just embarked on a series of important diplomatic'ne- gotiations with China, the object of which is to determine the future of Japanese relations with China, and to decide certain questions concerning the future development of the Chinese republic. TWENTY. /YEARS AGO A daughter was born Friday afternoon to Mr. _and Mrs. Roger Kirk at their country home south of the city. The very .quaint and charming name of Pollyann was given the new arrival. Trie welcome on the door mat at the police station has been erased. It has literally been worn off. . . . Travelers without funds, in other words and in the language of officers, the "sleepers," hereafter will not be accorded the opportunity to spend the winter in the city hall basement. TEN YEARS AGO Thirty-two pupils at Garfield school made a perfect attendance record for the first semester, being neither absent nor tardy during the whole period. The group includes Marvyl Baugh, Phillip Armstrong, Larry Cunningham, Peggy Bruns, Robert McGregor, Jack Crabtrce, Bonnie Cook, Donald Deering, Marion Deanriin, June Gilmore, Lorraine Peterson, Loren Imlay, Marie Wright, Zell Nelson, Sam Argos, Ernest Schroeder, Andrew Berrier, Marvin Solum, Velma Hockenberry, Madeline Winter, Bernetta.Kellar, Betty Lou Guelff, Betty McDougle, Jeanne Manuel, Lola Michael, Elaine Nelson, Dorothy Nelson, Keith Pattschull, Kirby ~ by private employers and arej Lynn" Rhode" working for the PRIVATE PROF-^ V · ITS of that private employer. If this country is to enact a labor draft law and make it effective then the government should take over all private factories, in which it is proposed to use this drafted labor, and operate them as adjuncts of the army and navy and as NON profit-making institutions, on the same plane as the armed forces. Also you might read the 13th amendment to the constitution. The drafting of labor for employment in PRIVATE industry would surely be "involuntary servitude." J. W. KENNEDY Vernon Pickett, Junior Payne, Toole, Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center VARY FOR VICTORY Plow up the Victory, garden And sow it all to grass The war-time needs are changing As marching Time must pass. They've raised the points on butter So things are different now, Plow up the Victory garden. You'll have to keep a cow! a crew of 140 men--ten stay inside and the other 130 push. SP6CIAL? W-WOW/f HEV/IS THIS ON THE LEVEL? WAIT TlULTHEBOVSasc SET THIS/ SEE THAT THEV SET IT, AND THE NIPS DONT-OB WEll. HAVE A BANZAI RAID ON THIS FIBLD, THE CO. EXPECTS A REPORT ON OUR RESCUE? GUESS THIS MEANS A RAKIN OVEK, FOR TWE OPF AND CRASHINB rAV PLANE/ T HEBE'S ASPEOAt O3CE MESSASrETO SO 4 YES, OUT, PRONTO/ A SIR ' SUUX/SKEETC(?..-:TAINT NO TCICK TO MAttE AN X GOSH-EFFIE MAH-xlVl AFRAID TO" (TAN \bo SlfiM HIS SIGNATUCS SO TEACrtEP CANT- TELL? SHOW MY REPOCT CARD TO SIS- KITS AWFUL? WHEN WE TOLD HER HE WASTHEPE SHE SWPTED AND SHE WAS ACTUALLY MAYBE SHE'S NCftNGEB IDONTGETTrATALU TrlATPUPSE-SKATCHEP SHEAK51NTOMC5. ARD AND SHE DOESN'T GIVEAHOOT; BUTTrlATlSNOrTrlE FUNNIEST THINS tr's THAT'S COMMA' REQUIRE 8EST MAGIC f AM' ALL YOUR I STRENGTH, CWKY/ I THIMK I'M GOOD HEW, HEH/ GUESS I'VE STILL GOT WHAT IT TAKES, EH, OAKY? PRESTO, CHAMGO- PROWTO/ C-COSM ALL HEMLOCK/ WHOA,MEUJE/ BUT I GOTTA BE SURE ·- SO I'M GONMA TRY SOME ERLW/ K1OTOH M-ME- PLEASE/ WHAT IS THE DIFFICULT JOB VOU AMD I HAVE TO DO, MR. MERLIM? SAID WED HAVE I 7DDOAJO8 ONMYBaCE- WELL-rDlDNrMIND IC6NG THE OLD MAP/KIDS USED TO CALL ME HOBSEFACE- NOW WAS MVCHANCE TO SOMETHING WELL, IT W4S ON THE WEST FEONFI KISSED ASHELL- WHBvJICAMETD A IMAK'5 SPACE CRMT, NOW WELL BEYOND EARTH'S KTM05PHER1C BEIT, ROARS ON TOWARD THE MOOM ··· ·THEN, WUW TIMAK FEARS OCCURS, A GREAT METEORITE - FLASHES TOWARD THE PATH OF THE 6PWE SHIP' WHEKEAMf GOltlGI--WltAT HHOAM /? HOME. MILL BE LOOK/MS FOR CUTE LfL DOGGIE, IfHATS YOt/P

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