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E D I T O R I A L S -Can Reds ConHnue Into Berlin Without Pause for Supplies? IN some respects the present rapid 1 red army advance on the east front may be compared to that of Palton's mechanized forces attei · the break-through at St. Lo. So fast was the advance that many Americans, even in official position, thought the German army was all through and victory was at hand. ; But the Germans, despite heavy losses, were never broken. They ran for the Siegfried line, and got there--and then they turned and fought while they were mustering strength for von Hundstedt's break-through in the Ardennes. In the same way the Germans have been broken on the line of the Vistula, from East Prussia to Krakow! and Russian troops -are pouring into the reich itself. There appears to be no effort to stop them.'.Nazi crack divisions are already well on" their way back to prepared : positions in front of Berlin --and every day of the Russian, advance lengthens the red" army's' communications and stretches thinner its assault columns. Eisenhower, Fatten and Patch eventually overran their communications and had to stop, OB 'the verge of the Siegfried line. Unless the Russians are much better provided than the western allies werey they too will have to stop, at least for a while, when the nazis turn and fight. German scare talk has some truth in it, and.plenty o£ propa- l ganda. Bewailing the ferocity of the Hussian attack, they are preparing to meet it on shorter, inside lines, from prepared fortifications Then when the Russian army slows up, it may fortify home front morale considerably for the Germans to point'out how Russia's most desperate onslaught has been met and held. And in the meantime there is always the chance that the German tale of woe may cause the allies, perhaps even Russia, to underestimate German resistance. There's good reason to suspect that if the situation were as bad as their laments, make out, German press and radio wouldn't be broadcasting it. Almost certainly, they have plans to turn and fight at a favorable moment--and it :\ will be a hard arid well-directed counter-attack, t i m e d t o the minute. Suggested Reading MOW would be a good time for Americans who believe in their hearts that a republic under representative democracy, is the best, form .of government ever conceived in the mind of man--and should be perpetuated -- to read and ponder this bit of counsel given many years.ago-by a great mind, John Stuart Mill: "A people may prefer a free government. "But if, from indolence, or carelessness, or cowardice or want of public spirit, they are unequal to the exertions necessary' for preserving it; · · . "If they will not fight for it when itjs directly attacked; "If they can be deluded by the artifices used to cheat them out of it; "If by momentary discouragement, or temporary panic, or a fit of enthusiasm for an individual, they can be induced to lay their liberties at the feet even of a great man, or trust him with powers which enable him to subvert their institutions; "In all these cases they are more or less unfit for liberty. "And though it may be for their good to have had it even for a short time, they are unlikely long to enjoy it." An Untimely Death IF for no other reason than that * he had introduced a bill for congressional reorganization, improving and modernizing house and senate procedure, the sudden death of Sen. Francis T. Maloney of Connecticut is a national loss. It is to be hoped some other senate leader will undertake a fight in behalf of Maloney's bill. It will not be an easy struggle. The record of congressional acceptance of changes in governmental procedure is a dismal one. It took congress 10 years to reconcile .itself to the lame duck amendment. Yet committee procedure, affecting both the house and the senate, and action on the floor of the 2 branches of congress are hopelessly antedated and could stand some vigorous surgery without violence or loss to constitutional safeguards. Himmler Tops List MOST of all, the Russians indl- iji cate, they desire to hold Hitler's gestapo chieftain, Himmler, now reputedly nazi Germany's No. 1 strong arm man, to a rigid accounting for his war crimes. It will be difficult business to sort out the worst of the bad eggs. Whether any single nazi leader is more responsible than any other member of the gang raises an issue over which a great deal of energy should not be wasted. Himmler was in charge of the firing squads and it fell to him to administer the programs of extermination of civilian populations carried out in occupied countries. There will be .no tears shed, whatever the punishment dished out to him. 'VICTORY PLANTING" LookQut Below The Germans MAY crack soon and all of a sudden. It's all right to HOPE for that. But it would be the worst of mistakes to count on it. * 3 * The number_o'f people just out of «igarets, always painfully largev has grown enormously these pasi few months. - * « Time may record that Sweden in keeping out o£ the war also kept out of the peace. " - - . ' " Your Health By Logan Gardening, M. D. FOOD . THE average person, average ss i to weight, height, age and energy expenditure, consumes his body weight in food about once a month, the older person probably takes two months, the two-year-: old does it in about 10 days. Why all this crunching and grinding and digesting of all this bulky material? During wars, especially, food chemists brood over a concentrated ration, so an army can go forward and not have to be held back to live on its kitchen wagons. The dream of Berthelot, the French chemist, is always before them. "The day will come," he said, "when each person will carry his little nitrogenous tablets, his. pat of fat, his package of starch and sugar, his vial of aromatic spices suited to his personal taste --all free of pathogenic germs and sufficient for his full day's nutriment." Berthelot said that a long time ago and it has not come true yet. [ doubt if it ever will. One reason s evident when we remember that Serthelot knew nothing- about the vitamins and did not include them in his list. How much do we still not know about the exact chemical composition of a complete and balanced diet? All animals and especially the human animal have adjusted themselves through several hundreds of thousands of years to the digestion and absorption' of the food which suits the needs of their organisms. The digestive processes alone require many glands , and nany feet of stomach and-intes- ines. They are designed to take :are of a good deal of bulk in the 'orm ot food. Heaven knows how we would throw them off balance with "a little nitrogenous tablet and a pat of fat," etc. It is likely .hat the waste would be terrific and the nitrogenous tablet and the 3at of fat would have to get bigger ind bigger to replace the amount -hat flowed away unused. Then our digestive glands are stimulated by the sights and smells of food we are used to. It is hard to magine the salivary glands gushing at the contemplation of a small package of concentrated starch. As to the pat of fat, we have the testimony of the Johns Hopkins surgeon who had a gall-bladder operation, of his delight and rise in spirits when his bile finally Began ;o flow again into his intestines and he could again enjoy gravies and salad dressings and cream and cutter. Then as C. C. Furnas says in his book "The Next Hundred Years"-A day's supply of energy for a man does not come in such small :apsules." The most concentrated Tat we can obtain weighs nearly a pound to equal an average adult's laily caloric requirement. Berthelot's "pat of fat" grows to a quarter or an eighth of a pound. One of the features of the future that seems to me the most :ertam is that we are all going to nave more leisure and what better way to spend it than at a table over a well-cooked meal? With agreeable companions dining is certainly one of the most civilized of occupations. "A good dinner and feasting reconciles everybody" quoth Mr. Pepys. And Dr. Johnson averred that--"A man seldom thinks with more earnestness of anything than he does of his dinner." It would be hard to convince me that human nature will change much in this respect. I do not know of anyone I hate enough to want to share with him "a little nitrogenous tablet^ a pat of fat and a package of starch and sugar." if that is the plan for the future I am glad I lived in a less scientific past. QUESTIONS AM) ANSWERS J. B.: The doctor tells me I have heart fibrillation. Is it safe to have a baby? Answer: I would advise against Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Question of Job Priority Dubuque Telegraph - H e r a l d : One problem in framing the new bill on forcing 4-Fs to take, or hold on to, essential war jobs is that of job priority. The bill as it is being whipped into shape for presentation to the house of representatives assures priority in their old jobs to workers who leave them to take new and more essential jobs. But the law. on the land already provides that'veter- ans, on discharge from the service, are to get back the jobs they left when they put on the uniform. If indeed 60 million jobs are to be available, and to continue available, after th'e war, there ought . to be enough work for everybody. But if widespread unemployment is to afflict the nation again, there may well be a conflict in job priorities, especially since union contracts enter into the picture. Short Speeches Austin Herald: President Roosevelt's 4th inaugural address was among the shortest ever delivered on such an occasion. It was very much to the point and in keeping with the strenuous times created by a global war. Between 500 and 600 words in length, the speech was nevertheless longer than some of the epic recordings of history.- The story of creation, for example, is told in the Bible in 400 words. The 10 Commandments require Only 298 words whereas Lincoln's Gettysburg address consisted of 266 words. Knock on Wood! Cedar R a p i d s Gazette: The president -winds up the first third 'elm in history and begins his fourth, with the philosophical observation that the first 12 years are the hardest He's telling us! Everybody will h o p e fervently that the president is right. Arid probably everybody will knoek on wood. HlrhCost Muscatine Journal: Reports from ihe European war front indicate £at nazi Gen. von Rundstedts gamble, although it may have won for Germany something of a lease on life in postponing the end of the war against Germany, merely postponed the inevitable defeat, of that nation--and-at a high cost. Savin* The Batta Burlington Hawkeye - Gazette. I. Joes, beset with the hazards of the cigaret shortage, are telling i mf ty among themselves. Here it Only sergeants of the first 3 ;rades may be permitted to police up the grounds. Did You Know? By The Hoskin Service EDITOR'S N O T C-- Keaa-«n »TUIlD» tbejnicJTM at Uiii itrrlt* lit fluwlloni »l net-- not coucieV-- ·hooti .1,n ifcilr tmU name and ad«Y*ss and focl*i« 3 » e n I . (or return poitaje. A44reaa Gtabe-Gaittlt IfllormillD B r » a « . WliMoiten, O. C. Is It possible for a foreigner, resident in the United States, to join the U. S. army? Citizens of co-belligerent and friendly countries are accepted in the army if they can qualify otherwise. Are civilians ever allowed to board warships in wartime? At the discretion of the commanding officer of a warship, civilians are permitted aboard in wartime. These include builders' representatives, n e w s p a p e r m e n a n d photographers, dignitaries, wives of officers serving on the ship and others. What wu the size of the larrest hailstones on record? On July 6, 1928, ; hailstones "as rge as grapefruit" fell at Potter, Nebr. . Are wrist watches supplied to Army Air Forces pilots overseas? Pilots are issued watches when they, arrive at a staging area en- route overseas. What U the si«nificance of the fold (tripe worn by soldiers on the left sleeve? Each bar denotes one 6-month period of service overseas. M»y the wife of » soldier who is stationed in Hawaii join her Editorial of Day UTTLE JACK HORNER OOONE NEWS- REPUBLICAN: " T h e administration d i dn't change on inauguration day and t doesn't Jook as if anything else s going to change around Wash- ngton. There w i l l still be the same wrangles, the same divisions of political thought, the same dodging and pulling between cap- to! hill and the white house, the same'faces. But there's to be 1 face in a lew spot. The latest Washing- on razzle-dazzle is the ousting ot Jesse Jones as secretary of commerce and the substitution of lone other than Mr. Henry Agard Wallace, late vice president. The whole change is political. The president in his letter to Jones " u i H . his resignation admitted nat Wallace was getting the job jecause of his yeoman work in the 1944 campaign. W a l l a c e wanted the commerce department and all that goes with it That's where the rub comes in Because the secretary of commerce now controls the Reconstruction F i n a n c e corporation funds and other federal lending activities That will certainly be pie for Mr. Wallace, who loves to ?ive away other people's money. What a chance for him to spread his theories to the whole wide world, Including a quart of milk a day for every little Hottentot. Only a few months ago Wallace was in charge of the board of economic welfare and his administration of this federal agency was so bad the president had to remove him as its head. That, however, was before Mr. Wallace went up and down the country stumping for the 4th term, even though he was thrown out of the vice presidency. At the present time -the wives of soldiers stationed in the Hawaiian islands are not permitted to go to the islands.' In bowlinr, how is the 7-10 split made? The 7-10 split is either made by ricochetting the 7 pin against the side partition, causing it to roll or slide across the alley knocking down the No. 10 pin, or vice versa. What is a. "flat-top?" The expression "JIat-top" is applied to an aircraft carrier. What kind of a gun is the Ixrax Tom? The 155 mm. rifle used by the army is called "Long Tom," REMEMBER? FORTY TEARS AGO The regular session of the Odd Fellows occurred Tuesday evening at the hall in the Odd Fellows block. By special dispensation from the grandmaster the lodge was permitted to give three degrees of the work to J. C. Stevens who is to leave the city. The third degree was given to Oscar Swanson and F. G. Opel, two tailors of the city. Silas Breese, who drives the mail on one of the rural routes out of the city, had a runaway yesterday. He had come in from, his route and left his team stand a few minutes, when the cold drove them for shelter. The conveyance was badly broken up and will necessitate some extensive repairs. THIRTY YEARS AGO Cecil theater-- Feb. 4, Klaw and Erlanger's gigantic production of the Round Up. This huge spectacular production will be presented here just as given in New York and Chicago with its herd of uprses, Indians, cowboys, cowgirls, Mexicans, etc. Excursions on all railroads. -- Advertisement. Something over $900 will be turned over to the Associated Charities by the Knights Templar as the net proceeds of the charity ball held Jan. 20. TWENTY YEARS AGO Debits to Individual accounts in the Mason City banks for the week ending Jan. 14 was $2,355,500, according to the report - of the federal reserve board. This shows a slight decline from the week before when the total was 52,968,000. A year ago it was $2,483.000. The decrease for the week ending Jan. 14 was general throughout the country, although higher than for the corresponding week of 1924. The reports are made from 255 centers. Chicago -- Excessive supplies of top grades and a lack ot confidence resulted in ^declines in Drices in the principal . butter markets during the week. Re- :eipts were unsually heavy and buying demand light. TEN YEARS AGO Washington -- A new, swift means of changing the constitution to provide "economic democracy" for America was proposed Thursday by Henry A. Wai- ace, secretary of agriculture and one of President Roosevelt's prin- ipal advisers." Enthusiasm for attaining the goal of the Y. M. C. A. membership campaign was · expressed Friday noon at a meeting of team cap- :ains. Workers were urged to put forth every effort leading up to the final report. . . . It was stressed by Mr. Harrer that there could be no curtailment of the extensive services of the Y. M. C. A. at the present time and that now more than ever before the i lability in the community given jy this character building agency is needed. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center SNO DOUBT When first II fell, I thoutht the mow K*M ZteaaUfal to sc* So io!t It cl»kel the aat-»f-doon In Tiffin*! pirfly. But »· it cftm«, Bn4 came, and eima To 6«If fOUtnk (lit fum I fovnA that inovr at ten below May quietly tote ir« charm. JJBt nun lht.nla know, 'lwa« ever thai For jrt hart erer tire* eneT«r circn much too much Ot irhal we once desired. An« ren fold or Jewels op jemi IVotiliJ !e Ike jame. rerchaneo TU «ci Bat just l n know I'd iladly Uke thai chance. OBSERVING 3 Cheers for Hamburger! deeply hope that future historians of this war will give due meed of credit to the part played by the lowly hamburger. American , as southern fried chicken or New England apple pie, in spite of its hyphenated-sounding ; name, hamburger is doing its bit--and how! We used to laugh at hamburger, as the unsophisticated pa»sion of rawhide, youthful stomachs, and as the progenitor of idiotic concoctions, chiefly Californian, like peanut-burgers and jelly-burgers, and such. But it is being borne in upon us that hamburger, indeed, has become the keystone of the arch of a- meat-eating home front suffering from point-famine. , - . . Hamburger has become the last link between the 1 American dinner-table and the good old days when meat-'n-potatbes was the inevitable core of a decent meal--and hamburger is our l a s t "defense against a of measly greens and tubers. Why, even canned . tomatoes are pointedly over our humbled' heads, these days, and an old-fashioned boiled dinner resounds in the memory like a feast of Lucullus! So hamburger stands with us in the last ditch, tough, and Indomitable, representing and defending to the end the vaunted American standard of living represented by meat 3 times a day. "THE BEST SAFETY DEVICE IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS --USE IT" CERRO. GORDO COUNTY SAFETY COUNCIL Memorioli for AC Smith am glad to note a new proof that Al Smith is not going to be forgotten by the country which gave him opportunity and, in turn was served, and served well,'by him. .. · ~ 'Not only is his statue to be erected on New York's East Side, but a Liberty ship, named in his honor, is to be launched. This ship 'will contain an 18- inch square of blue flagstone from the area way of Gov. Smith's former home. Th? stone will be set in front of the binnacle, so that the helmsman will always be standing on the sidewalks of New York. Al Smith ran for president a generation too soon.- Many presidential candidates have risen from rural poverty, exemplified in the log cabin. Al Smith was the first nominee to rise from the city streets. As such, he did not appeal to rural voters or city dwellers of rural origin while other arguments, some not very creditable, operated strongly against him, one cause of rJs defeat was his city background. It's Just About Time ^ e b y t h e papers that t h e city of Chicago at last has discontinued the personal bodyguard service it has provided James Caesar Petrilld, president of the American Federation of musicians, for 13 years. Petrillo's bullet-proof limousine Is 'widely known. His personal bodyguard was less advertised. Apparently he is afraid of something, although, judging from his actions, it can't be the war labor board or the president of the United States. The news that the two city detectives assigned to accompany Petrillo wherever he went have been relieved by the Chicago police commissioner should be welcome to Chicago's taxpayers if it heralds a policy ol discontinuing personal bodyguard service for the likes of "little Caesar." Sadly, the reason given for reassignment of the two detectives was that Petnllo now spends most of his time in New York. He's Mayor LaGuardia's baby now. --V-- Information, Please! 1, What does the word "agna- thous" mean?; 2, What is- a "sybarite"?; 3, What does Wednesday mean? ANSWERS-- 1, Having no jaws; Z, One who is devoted to pleasure ana luxury; 3, Wodin's day, named for the god Wodin, supreme deity in Norse mythology. To CHAIRMAN ERNEST W. BUSS AND. HIS COUNTY AAA ORGANIZATION-- for careful attention to the quotas assigned in the food program. Farm production goals for the county will be approximately the same as last year, the minimum acreage for corn being 129,000 acres compared with 130,000 acres last year. The Day's Bouquet t Mason City G!ob«-Gazerte An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPE* (uued .Every Wwk Oay by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. IJI-123 East State Str«t Telephone 3g» LIE P. LOOMIS. ....PuklUhec W. CAKL HALL . . . .Manarlhr EAitar ENOCH A. NOBEM City EilUr LLOYD L. GEE* ...Adc.rtUlnr MIT. Friday, Jan. 2«, 1945 ,Ea * re1 as lecond-cUsj natter Awn 17, 1930. it the portcXHce at Muon «£. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 187». MEMBER ASSOCIATED WIESS. -Th« Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use tor republican on of all newj dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper a ad also-the locaj news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KAT2.S Mimn City and Clear Like by rear. J10 M.i.n city and Clear Like by week. Mo Oatiidn 100 Mile Zone--Per year JlCr- « months J3.M; 3 months S3: I month 11" Ontilde Hison city and Clear Lake and ITitbln 100 Mile, of JTajon Cily and Ont- aldo or the Carrier Districts of Mason City and Clear La*e: --·»·· Per year by carrier siodo Per week by carrier jn Per year by mail * 750 By mall 6 months i iw By mail 3 tnonthi J 2 on By mail 1 month '...THAT HAIRCUT/ VOUVE .CHANSEO VQUE . . . . . . I REMEMBER/ VOUR NAME'S M3T STARK-- A3QUT ALL THERE RNO MBS STARR AND FHGNIA COUPLE MORE MONTHS AND rfU. 66 THE ?OWm JULY-AND TVJO MONTHS AFTECTWAT SSPTEMBES I AMD BACK TO SCHOOL- OCTOBER AMD NoVEMEC AMD UGO--CUeiSTMAS IS AGAIM/ VJOT It* GONNA Kf A CUQISTHAS PR6SWT? ·S YEP.' CHRISTMAS HA5 CCf* ANO GONE~ OWLY A FEW MONTHS AUD ITU. 6e ASgALL_SCAS BUT IF THAT FELLOW IS HANGING ABOUND MQS.SODE17S VAOO/ WEN WEQE'S SOMETHING AFOOT! N10NEOTMY BUSINESS. 1 PROMTO, CrWMGO- PRESTO/ I KNEW I FORGOTTEN THAT TRICK//-' ' - WENCH HAS «C- CONJUEEDOP/A MACK ANIMAL TO SCARE THE WITS WELL, LET'S GO AMD SCARE THE WITS OUT OF AW,GEE,MJ?.ME!ZLIU.' KELUE DOESN'T UKE BE1MG INVISIBLE/ MORCAMA AWD US? BRUT4U3EH5T/ -SO I SHOWED THE DOC HS PHOTO IN A MOVIE MAG AND TOU3HIMIWWJTEO AFACE (--1 ujceir.", DOC QDNT BMMCY THE IDEArBUTT TALKED BurrrpiD/AM t Aworac - - SUOCGEftNTWAS MY fAVOPlTE PHCTUBE STAC- ANDI READ HOWTHESALS FOLLOWED HIM ABOUND VIOULDNTTUGN Our EftRTH-BOUND METCOR- rre HURTIES TOWARD THE MOON-BOUND SPACE SHIP/ TOE CRISIS IS OVER \N A SW.VT. SECOMb - THE TWO BONES MISS COLLISION- -ANDTHE STAR FRAGMENT PLUNGES HARMLESSLY BY, ·TOWARD EARTH - ~ WHERE IT WES A FIERY bEKTU IN THE ATMOSPHERE! IHAVBAFOHlff ..=if\ FeeL/tiGMuy '·' X 'HEAD'-- -- BETTER KEEP 'WALKING · ·

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