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January 29, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 1945 Nazi Morale IsBlackest Desperation By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War AnalysT" With vast satisfaction this col umn records that German moral is one of blackest desperation ir , the face of I disaster whic I is inevitable. [ And no won der, for we ar witnessing th j death throes o I a war machin which a littl I more than fiv I years ago wa 1 the, most pow | erful ever ere MACKfTaiiv ated -so over MACKENZIE w h e l m i n g in Its. strength that it almost en slaved Europe. We can go even further and say that this is th passing of a great power--for th penalty which Germany must pa- for her crimes against humanit 1 is to be stripped of that position among nations and reduced to th ranks. . The reich presents a picture o a country in an advanced state o siege--and indeed it is, with th Muscovites lunging at the easier] gateways to Berlin, and the west ern allies driving in against th Rhenish defenses. The pressure on Doth sides, of the fatherland i terrific. Civilians are fleeing from uppe Silesia and other border zones" be fore the red forces. There's even an exodus from Berlin itself--no surprising in view of the fact tha officialdom is moving away tc Munich which has become the center of resistance." Dislocation of public services and short age of essentials like food and fue are causing much suffering in many sections. At long last Hitler dom is beginning to pay in kina lor all the pain it has inflicted on other peoples. German newspapers, as quoted by Swedish correspondents in Berlin, go Jo the extreme of de cla ring- that "panic is sweeping the nation from east to west." Thi press adds that the "next eigh days may decide the war Despite the fact that the nazi: have abandoned any effort to work the great industries of upper Silesia, the reichswehr has taken over this rich zone for purposes of defense against the invadin" Russians. This in itself is an admission of the gravity of the situation, for Hitler has been depending heavily on these industries to keep his war machine running. Undoubtedly one factor which enters info the nazi "eight day' calculation has to do with whether the: red armies can keep up the - Pace'fof .their cyclonic" 'offensive without" pausing: for ai .breather They^ already. ^aV he.en ; ent^-r since January 12, at a, pace which Is;one..of the marvels of. military nistory, and under normal circumstances they would be expected to slow down for a bit. If the Russians do slacken up and so give the nazis a little respite to man their defenses it wil draw the battle out.some. In any event fierce fighting is still in prospect. Rouen's Old Churches Believed Restorable London, (U.PJ--Architectural experts who have been studying the extent of war damage to Rouen' historical buildings are now convinced that the city's 3 great medieval church which were all bombed can be successfully restored. Though all 3 buildings were hit by German and allied bombs fortunately the main structures withstood the blast and fire However, much of the old town was destroyed beyond repair, especially during the German bom bardment in 1940. The magnifi cent Palais de Justice, representing the latest period of Gothic architecture, was c o m p l e t e l y gutted by fire. Its external appearance can be restored, but the interior decorations are lost to posterity. Gone, too, are most of the town's timber framed houses which gave Rouen its particula character. CANT KEEP -EM DOWN" c . j - ' *" «J'P--- WAG Sgt. Miriam Siperstein of Providence, stationed in New Guinea almost fainted recently when her brother, Flight Officer Irving H. Siperstein, paid her a visit The army navigator, stationed in the East Indies, had made a 2 200- mile round trip flight in a- borrowed fighter plane to visit his sister. The Renaissance was a rebirth of interest in the life and literature of ancient Greece and Rome. SOOTHES YOUR THROAT Mow th* gargle line ^^^H Each F F Cough Lozenge gives your throat a 15 minute comfortine treatment. Really swtfang because they re really mediated. Used by mflions for coughs, throat irritations or hoarsctmsj resulting from colds or smoking. Only 1$ box. COUCH LOZENGES MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BURY BELGIAN WAR VICTIMS-Two male residents of Lutremange, Belgium, carry out the sad task of buryin"- the bodies of fellow citizens who were killed in the artillery duels between the.allies and nazis that preceded the battle for the town. A common grave was used for the victims innocently caught in the path of the shellfire. U. S. signal corps photo. America's Unity Proved by 1944 Polio Epidemic By DR. DON W. GUDAKUNST Medical Director of The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis The year, 1944, will stand as a monument to an achieve ment- of the American people. The year saw many heroes created on distant battlefronts, but if heroism means courage and unselfishness, then there are millions here at home wh can join the great in the Hall of Fame. It took courage and unselfish devotion to others for the American people to whip the nation's second largest epidemi" of infantile paralysis. *--;--~ -- ·- AH the resources that ttie Na- shall go without medical care regardless of age, race, creed 01 color. That pledge must be kept Only with the unified support o the American people can it be consummated. tional' Foundation for Infantile Paralysis m u s t e r e d -- doctors, nurses, physical therapists, respirators, wool and money--would have been unavailable without the-unified support of the American public. Their dimes and dollars contributed during the March of .Dimes in celebration of the president's birthday purchased the supplies that filled the arsenal o£ relief. The fact that 1944 now stands as the 2nd worst epidemic year must not give rise to fear? The large number · of cases reported represents an increasing awareness on the part of the medical profession and public alike tow a r d s infantile paralysis, an awareness that did not exist previously. Both parents and physicians are'now on the alert for the vague symptoms that may precede the mild attacks of the disease and are instituting: eariy and proper care for these suspected patients. Such awareness means an increase in the total number of infantile paralysis cases -- an increase which may seem alarming, but which on reflection' is, and should be, reassuring, for it actually means that casualties from the disease' and the crippling after-effects will be reduced by this prompt recognition and medical attention! , The increase in the number-of cases poses a further problem in providing the specialized care needed .by these patients. More physical therapists, more doctors skilled in the care of polio patients, nlore money to purchase the innumerable comforts for those felled by infantile paralysis, must be on hand to meet the rising tide. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis has pledged that no victim College Terms Seen for Public Schools State College, P a ., (U.PJ--A post war educational system in whic! 2 years of college will be par o£ the public school program was forecast by Ddctor C. O. Williams associate- professor of educatior in charge of teacher placement a Pennsylvania State college. Ex-servicemen, s a i d Docto Williams, will demand college level training in their some com mumties, thus giving the same im petus to the junior college move ment that the 1st World war' gav to universal high school training In order to promote "a stead rise in the educational level of th American people," Dr. William advocated publicly financed train ing, adding that civilians as we: as servicemen have become "edu cationally conscious" as a resu] of the wartime stress on technica training. JUST NEEDS A START Newton, N. Car., (U.R--A rura mail carrier here reports that ht found the following letter in a bo on his route the other day: "Mr Mailman. Please take this check and get us a car stamp so our flivver wil be a legal means of transportation for taking us to the ration board so we can get gas to go have our tires checked to get a new tire, in order that we can go pay our withholding tax" Kicevi!Ie_The Garden club me! Friday with Mrs. Guy Stockdale, NATIVE ON GUARD-A member of the Sudan equatorial Sw? e .iT*' C W d entirely of native Africans, keeps watch at his isolated post. The force patrols the length of the Abyssinian border country. «=«K«I 01 Plan Inquest Into Death of Dubuque Girls Dubutiue, (£)--An inquest wil be held Tuesday into the death o Wanda Haas, 22, and Marcy Scola 19, both of Dubuque, who wert killed early Sunday when struck by a truck, Dr. P. S. Leonard county coroner, announced. Sheriff Leo 3. Martin said he was holding Dorrance Hames, 26 as driver of the truck which killei the 2 girls on the highway nea the north city limits of Dubuqu as they were returning from a dance nail about 2 miles from th city limits. No charges had been filed. Meanwhile, the sheriff reported a search had been instituted fo the driver of another automobil which was believed to have struc 1 Cyril Dolphin, 50, of Cascade Iowa. Dolphin was found aboil 100 yards from where the girl, were hit, Martin said. Dolphin was reported in seriou condition at a Dubuque hospjta with a fractured skull and 9 bro ken ribs. Martin said that an examination of the Hames' machine showed i was unlikely that the truck ats had hit Dolphin, who was fauna on the opposite side ot the roai from the 2 girls. He said Barnes and 3 companions riding with him denied that their truck hit Dolphin before striking the girls. Walking with the 2 girls whi were killed was Marian Gerharc also of Dubuque. She was no touched by the truck, but suffers shock. The sheriff said that hnir found on the windshield and hoot of Hames' machine, as well as a fragment of cloth, had been for warded to the state bureau o criminal investigation for comparison with hair of the girls and Dolphin. Home Made Iron Lung' Saves Life Champaign, HI., (U.PJ--A "masterpiece of junk"--a home-made iron lung--is credited with savins the life of Lt. Robert Wesselhoeft Norwood, Mass., when he wa stricken with infantile paralysis in China some months ago, according to army engineer Lt. David B Conard, home here recently on leave. Wo standard iron lungs beint available in China, Wesselhoeft kept alive for 14 days by manua respiration, was flown over th "hump" to Calcutta, India. When he arrived in India, a hurried ca! was sent out, but no unused lung were' found, so ingenious fellovi officers .and men fell to and bull one of their own. · To Conard, former' Champaisr high school student, fell the job o constructing the lung. Conard ahi Sgt. Frederick A. Beecher Rari tan, N. J., and Maj. Reid Evans Urbana, 111., drew the design, am started the job from scratch us ing parts of scrapped equipment. Tfle generator was contribute! by the engineers; vital supplies o flexi-glass for the lung's window came from the air forces; motor base plate, gear box and door were fashioned from junked pistons o a caterpillar tractor. The roof of i semi-trailer cab supplied the ven. tilator. An international touch wds added when a gasoline motor was sal. vaged by the British to keep thi mechanism in operation while thi patient was flown more than 12 . 000 miles back to the U. S Then': medical officer climbed inside the "masterpiece of junk," as termed by the officers, to test it ,. Th e .builders were te ise until the officer climbed out, smiled and said, It s okay, boys--it works." Probably the sweetest praise came from the patient himself who commented that it suited hi particular breathing rhythm un usually well. The lung is 2/ U? ^ t h a n the Etan dard type Wesselhoeft was flown to Wil. mmgton, Del., and is now recup Reed Largest base of its kind on the European continent, the Army Ordnance Base Depot 0-644 somewhere in France," supplies an endless stream of tanks, coia- V C and wea P°ns P l u o n , wea P°ns Plus ome 350,000 seeparate spare parts o frontline units, besides repair- ng hundreds of vehicles for the 4 U. S. armies operating against ne Germans. Approximately 2 000 officers and enlisted men are em- Ployed in operating the depot. * The first record of acted drama daies to the middle period of the 6th century B C Getting Up Nighls MakesManyFeelOld olfl and njn-rffVB-n' dn* *« «JU _»??' *' '**» om ana njn_d 0wn - 4-*r\r ~jr~T«=* « *«i *h«ip m thrill luit car- ~ ' DR.W.O.MAUCH DENTIST 207 Weir Building Phone 87Z Says Black Light May Give Brilliant Colors New York, (U.R)--The hidden luminescence of hundreds of everyday objects may illuminate postwar cities under the rays of invisible black light, according to a re- port by Samuel G. Hibben in the December issue of Mechanix Illustrated magazine. The black light--actually an invisible ultra-violet ray--may impart brilliant color to the nighttime skyline, may illuminate fluorescent murals on the walls of American living rooms and change the color and pattern of milady's fiown as she moves from 1 room to another. Mohe importantly, the light may be used in the doctor's and dentists office and the operating room, to reveal bodily processes essential to treatment. Use of black light, after injection of flu- orescin, can reveal the course o{ *. blood circulation to the physician' for study of heart and arteries disease and of bodily reaction during, surgery. The French estimate that 60 per cent of their railway rolling stock was destroyed in the war. BECAUSE WE WILL BE TAKING INVENTORY STORE WILL CLOSE AT 4:00 WEDNESDAY CLEARANCE ODDS AND ENDS! SOILED MERCHANDISE! BROKEN SIZES AND COLORS! REDUCED UP TO 50'/o AND MORE! BUY WAR BONDS WITH YOUR SAVINGS! TUESDAY FROM 9 TO 5:30 AND WEDNESDAY TILL 4 O'CLOCK ONLY! Children's Things 5c to 19c A large table of Children's things. Anklets, % Hose, Training Pants, Mittens, Bootees, etc. Priced for quick clearance. Children's Quilts $1 Cotton filled quilts for Children's beds. Regularly up to $4.25, they are unusual bargains. Girls' Dresses $1.98 A rack of Children's Dresses that were formerly up to $4.98. Come in and see if we have the size you need. Bargain Table $1 Children's wear, consisting of sweaters, jodhpurs, knit rompers, wash suits, etc. Values up to $4.50. $5.95 Sweaters $3 A. l a r g e assortment of sweaters slightly soiled from display, Sizes 34 to 38, and many colors. Sportswear /2 Price Jerkin suits, jumpers, weskits, slacks, skirts. A large assortment to choose from priced at just one-half. Beautiful Dresses Clearance Priced Far Below Cost! DRESSES Regular Values to 12.95 Regular Values to 19.95 Regular Values to 27.95 Choose several at these terrific reductions! Wools, crepes, jerseys and combinations! Tailored or dressy styles! Plenty of black and brown. Prints, pastels, high shades $5.95 Blankets $4.95 Famous Chatham "Button" Blankets, 72 x 84 inches. Several pastel shades. 25% wool, 50% rayon and 25% cotton. $7.95 Blankets $6.95 50% wool and 50% cotton. Chatham's "Marley" Blankets, 72x84 inches. Several pastel shades. $10.95 Blankets $9.95 Chatham's 100% w o o l . "Woolwich" · Blankets, reduced for the month-end clearance. 72x84 inches. Several pastel shades. $15.95 Blankets $14.95 .Millinery $1 About 100 Hats, formerly as high as $10.95. All re- priced for quick clearance to $1 each. Lingerie /2 Price A s m a l l assortment of Gowns, Slips, Pajamas and other items. The Month-end Clearance reduced them to one-half. Beautiful Coats Clearance Priced Far Below Cost! COATS Regular Values to 39.95 Regular Values to 49.95 27 37 FUR-TRIMMED COATS · ! /2 PRICE Chesterfields and boy coats . . . a few fitted coats . . . 100% wool tweeds, fleeces, meltons with warm interlinings! Every coat from regu- wr stock . . . drastically reduced to clear! Buy at real savings! Luxurious all-wool "Lambs- down" Chatham Blankets, full 72x84 inches in several colors. Reduced for Month- end Clearance. 89c Chintz 59c 36 inch Chintz in light and dark colors. Greatly reduced for the Month-end Clearance sale. $1.65 Panels 98c Curtain Panels that sold regularly for $1.69 reduced to 98c each. They are 36x72 inches and excellent quality. $4 Cottage Sets $2.75 Colorful Cottage Sets in several different colors. The Month-end Clearance puts a new low price on them. $4.25 Bed Pillows $2.50 Bed Pillows of crushed goose feathers, in pretty stripe and floral pattern ticking. Take advantage of this saving.

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