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-.--i*ipJ.-sirt_)^;£TMj_ ; j E D I T O R I A L S -School Code Report Should Be Judged On It's Own Merits IOWANS who place the effective- *·. ness of public school education above considerations of immediate financial gain will hope that the lower house of the' legislature withholds action on the measure, already passed by the senate, calling for a continuation o£ the present forgiveness of % of the state income tax. There is good reason to believe that an adoption of the report of the Iowa school code commission would require a full collection of the state income tax. While there would be some easing of the burden in local areas, a sizable amount of state support would be required. It may be, of course, that after a careful study of the code report, the legislature will not wish to adopt it in toto. There may be a decision to adopt only part of it, or, indeed, no part of it. This last we do not expect and certainly- we do not favor such a course. But it's a possibility. The point we're making here is that the legislature should have its hands free to study and appraise this ,most important school program ever presented to an Iowa legislature. This it'will not.be able to do if beforehand, it has ruled out' the means for its financing. There's ample evidence that the people of Iowa are not only able but willing to support the modernized system of education embraced in the school code commissions report. And they're not going to take kindly to being jockeyed out of their improved schools by legislative cleverness. THE LAST MILE Look Out Below A Liberal Protests /"·HEATER significance is added *·* to the demand of Sen. Joseph H. Ball (K.-Minn.) that President Roosevelt enforce war labor board decisions alike against unions and employers by the fact that the republican senator disavowed his party's candidate and supported ] Mr. Roosevelt for a 4th term. ! Joe Ball does not find fault with i the president's handling of the 1 Montgomery Ward case. In fact, ;.! he sides with It. But he points out | that the government seizure of i Ward's and its treatment of Sew{ ell Avery, ward president, under ^ presidential orders is altogether ' different from the ineffectual ' handling of similar situations cre- ] ated by James C. Petrillo, presi- ! dent of the American Federation ·j " of Musicians (AFL) in his equal ; defiance of WLB orders. j The Minnesota · senator knows | what he is talking about- He has j a situation of the kind he cites ' right In his own territory, a St. | Paul radio station where Petrillo I prevents union, musicians from I obeying a WU3 mandate and.gets j away with it · The government has an obliga- · tlon to treat employers and unions ' equally, Sen. Ball observes, and to i sponsor legislation enabling it to , do so if legal basis is lacking now. That has been apparent to mpst : people for many months. Perhaps ; it is a good sign that even a re- j publican supporter of Mr. Roosevelt can see the situation that way i now. That scientist who recently counted the flakes in a square foot of snow is now being accused of shoveling his walk with a toothpick. · » · Puns aren't usually permissible --but we'll excuse you if you suggest that the Japs in the Philippines are fighting a Luzon battle. In exploring one man's train of thought; it was found to consist of 1 carload of junk and 24 empties. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. GLANDS O NE of the most active fields of medical study and interest in the past quarter of a century has been that of the ductless, or endocrine glands. The small masses of glandular tissue scattered over the body and discharging their secretions directly into the blood stream were found to influence growth, weight, nutrition and reproductive functions and, by implication, personality, mental life and many other not readily definable aspects of health and happiness. The public was as.charmed as the medical profession with the possibilities and even more gullible in their willingness to' take "shots" designed to improve the character, complexion and social graces. ' · " . Undoubtedly,- in many instances, they got their hopes too high and as a natural consequence there has been a reaction of disappointment and skepticism about these wonder working extracts. · Someone asked me the other day along these lines whether there were any solid objective methods of examining a person to see whether any disturbance of the endocrines existed. He was under the impression that doctors just sort of guessed that because this Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges High Cost of War Behnond Independent: The plan to pay off the national debt in 100 years has many features that recommend it; If we were in charge of things we would set aside a time each year when each individual would pay into the tax collector his share of the debt. We wouldn't include it in any other payment. The purpose would be to keep alive in. the memory of future generations that war costs money, lots of it, and that the way to escape paying for wars is not to fight them. Our guess is that unless something like that is done we are going to forget to be vigilant during the next 25 or 30 years and before we know it be into another war up to our necks. Underlying Reason Esthervllle Daily News: There are several reasons why butter production isn't what the government would like it to be. One factor is the drain on farm manpower; dairying requires much labor and there obviously has been a shortage of it during the war. But there is another, underlying reason for underproduction, which is inherent in all economics. While the government has permitted the shipyards and other war industry to attract sufficient labor by paying high, wages the administration has not applied the "plus" policy to butter and other agricultural commodities. Here's a New One Albert Lea, Minn., Evening Tribune: Rep. Winter of Kansas has introduced a bill proposing the doing away of the Congressional Record. There isn't more than one person in a thousand who reads the Congressional Record, a daily publication gotten out in Washington. Most of the pages are filled with speeches of congressmen, who believe in free pub- Did You Know? By The Haskin Service EDITOR'S N O T E--Bud en »v«iUui tbemsclvft f this icrvlec Cor qnejUonl of f»et--not counsel--«b4Bld sign their foil n«mt »ad iddreu -*a* Inelvie i cents (or r e t u r n postage. 'AddreH' GLobe-Guettc- Information B a r e a n, Washington, D. C. Please tell something about the V. S. S. El Paso. It is a frigate of the Twin- Screw City Class of 1943. Vessels of her class carry numerous light anti-aircraft guns and ample depth charges. Docs the brevet rank still exist? A brevet commission in the army is an honorary commission in a higher grade given to officers as a reward for distinguished conduct. . ·.. What is the distance' from the center of Brooklyn brldce to the surface of the East river? The distance from mean high water in East river to the center of Brooklyn bridge Is 133 feet. Who is the poet laureate of England? The present poet laureate is John Masefield. Is a serviceman, over 25 years of age, who has completed his college work, entitled to a "refresher" coarse under the GI bill? He is eligible and entitled to a refresher or restraining course not In excess of one calendar year if certain specified conditions are met.. Does a warrant officer in the army rank immediately below 2nd lieutenant? A warrant officer in the V. S. army ranks between a master sergeant or .fust sergeant and a 2nd lieutenant. In general, warrant officers are men with technical skills. - . Is there danger of a concentration of carbon monoxide in a vehicular tunnel such as the Holland Tunnel In New York? The average concentration in this tunnel is only 70 parts a million though the range is from 20 to 200. If it exceeds 250, an alarm bell rings automatically. Has there ever been an instance of a person having 2 hearts? It is quite possble that'such occurrences have been reported as medical curiosities, but it is safe to say that no such individuals have survived. What is the most popular animal story ever written? According to numerous critics it is Anna Sewell's "Black Beau- What instrument is used to tone an orchestra? The oboe. This instrument apparently holds its pitch, better than others. OBSERVING Pho-ee on All This! was thumbing through- a sheal of publicity handouts when I came across the expression "combat returnee." It made me wonder just how far this double-e business is going to go. The war has brought us the draftee (or that nice-nelly substitute, selectee) and the trainee. . Now we have the returnee, and very likely the dischargee will be coming along when he has reduced the German and the Jap to the status of vanquishee. In a recent dispatch from Stockholm, a French "escapee" described his experiences in a Berlin prison. · The possibilities are limited only by a number of English nouns identifying the performer of an action. And that's what frightens us. . . For, by wholesale application of a stiff and tiresome practice of the law and business world, every performer can have his performee, every lover his lovee, etc. Where it all will endys beyond s. . v Perhaps there will have to be some organized crusade to rescue the language of Shakespeare, Bernard Shaw and H. L. Mencken from the press agents and other professional word-coiners and give it back to those who still prefer to call a spade a spade or a combat returnee just a plain soldier come home. "Stop Accidents Before They Stop You" Cerro Gordo County Safety Council Diamond Swindlers pass along here a timely warning against a wartime s w i n d l e ! that's being worked these days against war workers, private collectors, banks, investment houses, insurance companies and even jewelers -- but mostly against war workers. It has to do with phony diamonds. The' crook, usually in workman's clothes, hangs around some loafing place, usually a tavern, to get acquainted with the workers who drop in. .On pay day "he flashes a sparkler which he supposedly, won in a dice game. "What's it worth?". At this point the swindler and the potential buyer go to a jeweler to have it appraised. The victim gets it for 2/3rds the price quoted. The jeweler is not an accomplice, for'the diamond is what is known as a "topper." The top layer is genuine; the base is of white sapphire. The juncture is Difficult o£ inspection^ Another trick is to "blue" diamonds. If s done by tinting the of a mounting with a prongs chemical compound so that the inserted dull diamond takes on an expensive blue-white appearance. Dropping such a doctored stone into boiling lye discloses the ruse. Other swindlers peddle "hot" zircons. When heated to a certain temperature the white zircon can pass many a jeweler's test for a genuine diamond. Hydrofluoric acid has no effect on it and the stone can cut glass better than a real diamond. However, the file test will prove it a phony. Many crooks have escaped punishment when brought to trial because of a technieility--they never mentioned d i a m o n d s , they called their merchandise "stones. 1 Don't purchase jewels from new friends, look for bargains or buy anything sight unseen. And if you already possess a thickly mounted diamond, or one which doesn't pass tests, have it reappraised. It may not be too late to get a refund. ---V-Information, Please! 1. Is Dallas or Houston the capital of Texas? 2. Of what states are the following capitals: Pierre, Columbia Dover? 3. Is the capital of Massachusetts, Boston, Springfield or Worcester? ANSWEHS--1, Neither; the capital is Austin. 2, Pierre is the capital of South Dakota; Columbia, South Carolina; Dover, Delaware. 3, Boston. The Day's Bouquet TO THE DRIVERS OF THE 19 TRUCKS IN THE HOLSUM BAKERY FLEET -- for · achievement of a remarkable' record in driving a total of 3,000,000 miles the past 3 years without a serious accident. Such a record could not have been achieved without painstaking observance of safety rules. These drivers are to be congratulated for the fine example they have set. Mason City Globe-Gazette A» A. W. LEE NEW8PAPEB Issued Every Week Day hy tbe GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3800 K.EE P. I.OOMIS .Publisher W. EAEL HALL ... .Hauilnf Editir ENOCH A. NOKEM CUy E4IWT IXOTD L. GEEK ...Advtrtlslac Mir. Monday, · Jan. 29, 1945 Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930. at the postoiilce at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1878. frfvmnt ASSOCIATED PBZSS. Th« Associated Press la exclusively entitled to the use (or republloation ot all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In +M« paper and also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year, lift Masu City and Clear Like By week, Mo Oalildo 1M Mill Zone--Per year »10; G months $5.50; 3 months $3: 1 month SI. Ontslile Blazon CUy and Clear lake an* Within 10* Mllea of Maion City and Oat- aide «f the Carrier District* at Haxn City and Clear Laka; Per year by carrier V1040 Per week by carrier .20 Per year by mall f 7.00 By mall 6 months * 3.75 By mall 3 months } 2.00 Proving Their Point L IFE is extremely hazardous for a certain type of Minneapolis newspaperman. Three publishers of sensational, scandal - breaking papers have been slain there in the last 11 years. Rewards of $5,000, $3,000 and $500, respectively, for identification of the slayers of Howard Guilford; Walter Liggett and Arthur Kasherman, most recently slain, are unclaimed. Their slayers have not yet been captured and convicted, although the first of these killings occurred in 1934 and the next in 1935. All 3 of these men knew how much trouble they were inviting by their attempts to expose crookedness among police or other public officials, along with the less savory matters which gave the flavor of scandal to their papers. Possibly the best proof that some of their stories of official laxity were to the point is the fate which befell the authors and the fact that 2 of these slayings still are unsolved after 10 years. The Kasherman killing will clinch that claim if it goes the unsolved way of the other 2. Glorious Record THE calendar year just closed * was a period of mounting devastation for the enemy on all fronts by the American air forces. A review of the achievements of the 3 which have been operating over.Geimany--the 15th, 12th and 8th--gives an idea. During the year these 3 groups of tank flyers dropped more than 767,000 tons of bombs. Virtually every oil refinery was hit in nazi- controlled Europe. But it is taking nothing away from these gallant flyers to remember that, despite the huge toll of damage they have caused, German troops still are holding out far behind allied lines in France and along the channel, still capable of powerful onslaughts. The situation provides additional proof that although without effective air support the allies could have got nowhere in Europe, effective air support is by no means the complete answer to modern war. It is still the man on the ground who takes the territory .and holds it person was too stout or -too. short or a little eccentric that this or tljat endocrine extract would fix him up so he tried 2 or 3 in a highly experimental mood. The question has a good deal of point and deserves an answer. H the enthusiastic layman, beguiled by endocrine fairy tales, had looked in one of the more conservative medical treatises on the subject, be would have found statements for which proof can be adduced, and quite a dearth of the wishful- thinking about the effects of endocrines- that characterizes some of the "popular" pronouncements. In the first place, endocrine disorder is fairly rare. The only common ones are diabetes and disturbances of -the thyroid gland. One of the really scientific practitioners of endocrinology known to me, makes the following routine examinations on every suspected case: 1. Anthromometry--^measure- ment of height, span of arms, comparison of upper and lower body segments, and weight. 2. Fat distribution, or type of leanness. 3. Basal metabolism--this Is measurement of oxygen consumption, and indicates whether nutrition is going at a fast or slow rate. 4. Blood sedimentation test 5. X-ray studies of the bones of at least the wrist.and ankle. Often the whole skeleton is x-rayed. Study of these plates indicates better than anything else whether growth is proceeding according to schedule. They are, of course, most valuable in children. 6. Chemical and blood tests. (1) Blood cholesterol, (2) forty-eight hour creatine excretion tests, 3) glucose tolerance test. (4) blood calcium. You don't have to know what all these mean. I put them down simply to give the impression that they are exact measurements, carried out in a chemical laboratory and hence not influenced by the unrestrained imaginings of the examiner. There is no place here for the record of personality deviations, licity for their own aggrandizement. If the publication were cut out it would save tons of precious paper--and thousands of dollars in cost to the taxpayers of the nation, f Where's the Surplus? Thornton Enterprise: Guy Gillette, former U. S. senator, was recently appointed to a position as "head of surplus" or something to that effect. Here in this country there is a scarcity and shortage of most items; what the members of all armed forces don't get, we use here at home. So why is man needed to head the "division of surplus--or whatever -his work is in that capacity," when there isn't supposed to be any surplus? The average citizen, who lives from day to day, doesn't understand it REA Use Increases Iowa Falls Citizen: It comes, probably as a surprise to most people to learn that the number of customers served by REA- sponsored electric lines has gone up sharply during the war--about 10 "per cent, for instance, in the fiscal year ended last June 30. Yet that development makes solid sense, for kilowatt power is a great substitute for man power, which is scarce on the farms. REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO The new high school building, which is said by visitors from various parts of the country to be as complete as any high school build- big anywhere in the United States, was formally dedicated Friday in connection with, the graduating exercises of the A. class of 1904-5. . . . Ten young women arrayed in pretty white dresses and three manly looking youths inarched to the platform while Miss. Nona Williams played the prelude. They were: Emma Catherine Claus, Sara-C. Anderson, Rosa Evelyne Holub, Regina Burnadetta Connelly, Bessie Mae Mudgett, Ethelyn L. Hutzel, Ruthe E. Gillette, Bernice Mae Cole, Estelle Burns, Helen Fairfield Fitch, Milton F. Beecher, v Hay H. Borgardus and Percy Stevens. THIRTY YEARS AGO While going up the steps of St Joseph's church Tuesday to attend the wedding of her son, Mrs. Ryan who lives at 409 East Miller street, fell and fractured her right arm just above the wrist. Mrs. Ryan stepped on her skirt causing her to fall. She is reported resting easily today. Des Moines--A Joint resolution providing for the submission to the voters of Iowa at the next general election of a constitutional amendment granting suffrage to women was introduced in the Iowa senate Thursday by Senator Allen of Pocahontas. abnormalities of reproductive functions or mental activity. These still remain to the examiner's opinion. But in most instances, if there is anything wrong in these departments which is due to endocrine disturbance, the objective tests as given above will show some change and it is found in practice safe to stick to them for the determination of a final judgment Our Mail 'Bag SOBEE TOMATO STATISTICS VjASON CITY--As the garden ·"* season approaches it seems to be an appropriate time to tell the world that Mason City is the only place in it where sunhouse tomatoes that ripen 5 weeks from set? ting are grown with irrigation and are on the market at the time 3rd rate substitutes sell for 30 cents a pound. Last year there was some indignation over the price. Mason City didn't make the price; other cities had the same prices but they didn't get anything but substitutes. Twenty-five years ago when Hugo Stinnes in Germany was financing experiments to pump carbon dioxide into greenhouses in Germany the sunhouse in Mason City was giving the tomato plant field conditions with July heat in the soil only.on April 20 so that the production was at the rate of 40 tons o£ sunhouse tomatoes an acre. That the initial cost with the danger of frost prevented successful promotion doesn't change the facts. FRANK E, HO ARE · TWENTY YEARS AGO Persons who are sure they could do better running the paper never come around when the editor would like to have a vacation.-Editorial. "Tokyo--Dr. Sun Yat-Sen', one of China's most noted political leaders, is dead at Peking, according to a dispatch received here/this afternoon by the Chinese semi-official news agency. TEN YEARS AGO Geneva--Official Japanese said today that Japan and China are about to seek a far reaching agreement for peaceful co-operation in the development of China.. .. According to Japanese spokesmen, such development would benefit western powers by increasing China's demand for western merchandise as well as Japanese .... Junior Hadassah sponsored a penny carnival Sunday evening in the Jewish community center when a program was presented with Miss Lilly Schultz as mistress of ceremonies. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center ICE Ice is nice in drinks, methinks. It's great to skate. But me, O gee, I slip and trip then fail and bawl. What's nice 'bout ice? THKTS KtBHTl V0U HAPPENEP TO THE SFOT, WHERE THE JAPS HAD BEEN HOLOINS- MJSS, HART PKr30NEI?..«INCE8Eft3Ke PEARL HAKBOiZ/ MOST OF OS BEL1EVEP HER DEAD... CSV A HAKi; WHOM yd) KNOW AS AMERICA'S WMOUS AVtATJZIX -WAS PORCEP PbrVN DOWNS A WHICH TOOK HBK OVER JAP MANPATEP IS1ANDS,THAT TH6/ WEf?E CAPTAIN SMITH, MAJOK 5UANE.~9W.L NEVEB KHOW HOW GRATEFUL I AM..R* VOLK HELP/ 1 HOPE YOU UNDSKTANr IT WAS NSCE55AS TO OK ANOTHER NAME'--UMTIi L BEACHED HERE/ Soty AND ·scavcwt, ASRrt/lNS-AT THEIR 6A56 WITH THE SlKt- ON THE J5LANP WHECE StOEtHX HAD BEEN R3KC£D POWN --- plSCCVEJ? MS? TRUE jDENrrry -- EVENING/ CACTaw.' MUGGS AMD I GOTTA' LOAF ABOUND "THE PARLOR TONIGHT- SOT TUE PRICE OF -7 A MOVIE/ GEE.'VJE HATE TUE RARLOR/VJUiLe.Voo'PE VISITING SIS VUE'CE BROKE YOU CAN WAVE BOYS.' SIS AND I GOING TO THE t KNOW HOW WE CAM BAISE -MONEY FOR TUE MOVIES TONISH7: WELL PULL TUE OLD K1O . V-- KOTHEC ACT O)4jSiSIIRS^-^r KBVJ EA(J- IS THAT SO? WHAT DO YOU CALL THAT? A SCREAM TCOM THE HOUSE; SET IN THERE, VJICK. BUDDY.' THAT WAS A WOMAN'S VOICE: I GUESS WfRE JUST/ ?M AJRAIO SO! BfVRKINSUPTrlE ** NOIHiMG 15 GOING WRONG ALLEY- TREE,! MEAN: '"THAT'S HIM/ THAT'S BRUTO.UY 15 BJUTO YOUR Bf?UTALBEA5T, MBS MORSAHAM rtLSAY/AUDl'H-A MIMUTE YOU'LL K6SCET THAT YOU EVH? CAME 'HA, HA, HA/ DON'T Sfl/I DIDWT WAPN YOU// BRUTD/ COME; BRUTD/'' (YAWN) 'PWHO ARE THE irSIMPLYCANT WHAT CREEV, CHICK? YA DON'T ACTGLADTO SEE ME? GIRLS CHASING? t MEAN-HAVENT CHANGED ABOUT OU AND ME GETTING IFVINNE iWOULDNT 'GRAB HIM iTWERPTHE AIR* THREE MINUTES PASS-1 HAVE HUIED-IMUST TRY AU-OVERVAW,TtMAK- TEN O'CLOCK! NOW WEIL SEE THE FIRST MAH-MWE VESSEL, ·THE SECONDS TICK BY-GROW INTO A MINUTE -TWO MINUTES -THE SCREEN SHOWS NO CHAHSE- THONG.' THONS.' THONG.' THOKG/ THONG! THONG.' THONS i THONG.' THONG; THOKG! IF-BWCK- I HWE NOT FAILED.' TO LAHD ON THE MOOH,DO ITS STUFF DON'T QOT- MOTVETJ MIGHT fs NEIL GO OOMFIGHTtHG! G-GUESS THAT - 5CAKED 7HEM! HMT TILL AiiOC-CHA.se THEM! DICKIE, THSOml FKMHKHCftse, IS 1/ilABLE TO fit THE MIDDLE' OF me tllGHT,

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