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-^1 -- . WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE All A. W. I.Li: N'ElVSPAl'EK Issued Every Week Day by ttic MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Slrer.t Telephone No. SCOO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Entered as second-class matter April 17. 1930, ot llic post-- cilice at Mason City, Iowa, under tne act of March 3, 1B79. LEE P. LOOMIS - - - - - Publisher \V. EARL HALL - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - Advertising Manager MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS Intr Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for repubtication of all news dispatches credited to It or nol otherwise credited in this paper and also the local news published herein. FULL LEASED WIRE SERVICE B* UNITED PRESS MEMBER IOWA DAXLli PRESS ASSOCIATION, ivith Des Motnes news and ousme*s unices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear I^ke. by the year 510.00 by the week ...3 ,20 . OUTSIDE MASON CITY AND CLEAR LAKE AHU tUTUl.V 100 MILES OF MASON CJTV ' Per year by carrier.. S10.0D By maiil* mourns S.V25 Per week tjy carrier 5 lit By triad :t months 51-75 Per year by mail .. S 6.00 Bv tnail I month . S GO I OUTSIDE IIKI MILK /.ONE Per yr. S10.00 (i Inonllis 55 50 3 montlis S3.00 1 incnth SI.00 Hitler, Benito and Hirohito Also Wonder Just What's Cookin' I F THE successful invasion by American and British troops in November was--as Churchill so picturesquely termed it--"the end of the beginning," the dramatic conference just concluded by Roosevelt, Churchill, DeGaulle, Giraud and top ranking military leaders at Casablanca, North Africa, may be describable in-history as "the beginning of the end." For the present, arid probably for several months to come, the all important fact is that the meeting was held. Accounts of it are cloaked in genera! and non-definitive terms. What the story does not tell is ever so much more significant than what the story does tell. A point is^made of the fact that while Russia and Chfna were not represented, because of "prior engagements" elsewhere on the part of Josef Stalin and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, both of these great partners in the united nations setup were kept in touch with proceedings and made parties to the decisions reached. And what were those decisions? Ah, wouldn't Hitler and Hirahito like to know! And Mussolini. How easy if is to forget him! They can guess, of course. So can the rest of the world. But the future strategy of the war will not become known to them, or to us, until plans begin turning into action. It is remembered in Berlin, Rome and Tokio that the last time President Roosevelt and Prime 'Minister Churchill got together, the master plan was born for a full-scale invasion of North Africa from the west. In the present .situation there is a vastly greater range 'of possibilities for future action. President Roosevelt in his "state of the union" address earlier this month touched on just a few of them. If ( you, Mr. Reader, wonder what's cookin', rest assured that three drooping dictators, in Berlin, Rome and Tokio, respectively, are infinitely more worried than you are about the decisions reached at: Casablanca this week. * * * Mass Production Dividend *T»HE SENATE committee investigating the war ·*· program heard one of the most encouraging announcements yet to come frqm the war or navy departments. James B. Forrestal, under-secretary of war, announced that the time required tor building Flying Fortresses has now been reduced from 110,000 to 26,000 man-hours. Furthermore, volume production of B-17's has been brought down from $275,000 to 5175,000. Considering the number o£ big bombers which are now seeing service overseas and the loss ratio, it is good news to know that the production time of Flying Fortresses has been 'cut 77 per cent. When the first Flying Fortresses joined their British Liberator brethren of the R.A.F. for test raids on Europe, it was exceptional to lose one Flying Fortress in 10 operational flights. Now that the number of Flying Fortresses assigned to one bombing mission has been greatly increased, it is not unusual to find 5 or B shot down at a clip. If these had to be replaced by the same tedious manufacturing process as first produced Flying Fortresses, we could hardly stand the drain on our air resources. In the six months that Yankee B-I7's have cast their wing shadows over occupied Europe and Germany, the Luftwaffe has discovered ways to wing Flying Fortresses. So have the Japs. A good many Messerschmitts, Stukas, and Zeros were lost trying to solve the fire pattern of the Flying Fortresses' multiple cannon mounted in blisters and side turrets. A good many more were shot down by the belly-gunners or the heavily armed tail gunners of Flying Fortresses over Europe or the Solomons. Having tried everything else, the Japs and the Germans decided to dive-head-on into Flying Fortresses in the hope of turning up some vulnerable spot. Because the fire power ot a FLyin- Fortress forward is limited to one cannon and a lew machine guns, a covey of Messerschmitts attacking head-on can cripple even a B-17. So it is of great value to American air supremacy that we are turning out Flying Fortresses in one- fourth the time they were first manufactured, and undoubtedly this will be cut iurther in 1912. "C" Stands for Sharing AN ADVISORY committee of the Iowa state " highway traffic division has made a prelim, jnary study of the amount of ride-sharing done by drivers with A, B, and C gas rationing cards One survey showed that cars with A ration books averaged 1.92 persons as passengers- B books 1.79 persons per car; and C books 1 54 persons per car. Obviously the drivers with the highest privilege rating for gasoline rations carried the least Number of passengers. Seemingly, holders of C cnras have ior»ollen that the chief obligation of C ration cards is "Conservation," which means sharing transportation with friends and neighbors. LOOK OUT- SELOW Hitler's "Yes Mon" in o New Role £Y£® OBSERVING It's now being claimed that half of the housewives of America have been baking their own bread. Nice to know how thc other half lives, some will observe. . * * a That claim that eating carrots enables one to sec better at night would carry more weight if either owls or cats included carrots in their diet. * * * And another proof of George Washington's wisdom was his observation that "a free people ought not only to be armed but disciplined." * * * Those Christmas books you and your family have read and liked would be just right for the Victory book campaign now under way. * » * Herr Hitler can be counted on to resent the claim of that Texas evangelist that no sin has 'been originated in 5,000 years. The brain of woman is equal to man's, a famed surgeon announces. And most women resent the insinuation. * » * Nobody knows better than General Rommel that a desert is a darned poor place in which to try to hide. * ,*. * Whatever's wrong with Benito's physique isn't going to be helped by what's happening in North Africa. PROS arid CONS. Some Interesting Viewpoints Gleaned From Our Exchanges Starting Early Is What Counts ' Cresco Times: Bob Feller, famous baseball pitcher, was seven years old when his father began training him in the technique of the great national game, and the training continued till the lad as a high school amateur began to attract the attention of scouts from the big leagues. Willie Hoppie, national billiard champion, started at the game when he was scarcely tail enough to hold a cue in line with the table. He is past 60 now and still going strong. If a youngster displays any aptitude for athletics, near childhood training is what counts. Time to Change All This Decorah Public Opinion: With Wickard's late reorganization of the agricultural department for the express purpose of "converting American agriculture to an all-out war effort," it is to bo hoped that tmrocrats will remove the paradox of a government that urges the farmer on to greater production while at the same time continuing to hand'out TripJe-A checks for holding back production. Shouldn't the basis for farm assistance be shifted--we think it should have been shitted: many months ago-!-io 'meet the demand of the war. " Thinks Iowa Liquor Setup Satisfactory Webster City Freeman-Journal: The Freeman- Journal is of the opinion that the present liquor laws of Iowa deal with the problem as well as any ever devised, and H the legislature would provide for more stringent law enforcement and the temperance people worked to that end results would be more satisfactory and conditions better than under a local option law that would turn the liquor business over to bootleggers in some towns while allowing-the present law to operate IB others, Kami Plan Has Merit ih ??F t0 £ N ? ws , : We are not in Position to say that the Rural plan or a pay-as-you-go tax plan like it is the one to adopt. We are not that skilled in taxation science. But it does seem to possess sufficient merit to bear serious consideration For we all know that it is easier to pay tax obligations when we have the money; and not all of us are sufficiently farsighted to lay aside sufficient money for the year ahead to pay taxes that are coming up. Rocket- Buster! A Lesson of AVorlfl War I Remembered Algona Advance: The rate at which weekly newspaper subscriptions are being paid up this winter reminds elderly publishers o£ a similar happy condition when the farmers were "flush" in the first World war. But there are--so far-- TEN YEARS AGO no signs of the real estate inflation then prevalent, and hardly a peep has been heard from the cattle and hog breeders who, 25 years ago, plunged into the auction sale business in a big way REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO Col. Robert Ellison, veteran horse trainer, returned Saturday from Chicago where he purchased two horses while there that showed speed and gait as well as blue blood and under the colonel's expert training they are expected to 'show great improvement this season. THIRTY YEARS AGO Prok Orrin Neunster. one of the eighth grade teachers o£ the city schools, was released Friday by the school board to accept a position in the eighth grade of the Minneapolis schools. This is the third teacher which Mason City has contributed to the Minneapolis schools and more of them are wanted. It appears that Mason City has the right material for making good educators in the flour city. TWENTY YEARS AGO Dr. Wheeler of Boston, who was in Mason City for the purpose of studying experiments in sugar manufacture conducted at the Northern ' Sugar corporation, has returned to the cast. H. L. Campbell, 234 Ninth street northwest after four days spent in Eagle Grove on business returned this morning to ms duties at the Gildner Brothers store. A Democratic Viewpoint Decorah Journal: The new governor B B Hickenlooper, went into office with the greatest indorsement given any candidate for qovernor in many years. We believe that Mr. Hickenlooper will respond to the great responsibilities of the office and give lowans a better administration than either of his two predecessors--Georne A Wilson or Nels G. Kraschel. How Manr Hear the Voice? Marshalltown Times-Republican: Senator Reed of Kansas will push his proposed law for a 48 hour basic work week and now we shall see how many members of the house and senate really heard the voice of the people last November and ha\-c courage enough to respond to that voice. Courthouses Dominated by G. O, P. Davenport Times; Seventy-five per cent of all courthouses north of the Mason-Dixon line are now in the possession of the GOP, as the new deal will discover on election day, 1944. Editorial of the Day PASSING OF THE FRATERNITY James F. Zabel in Daily lowan TVVKE A GOOD look at fraternities on the cam- ·»· pus--it may possibly be your last chance to see this bulwark of peace-time college life in nc- tion. Fraternities appear \o be one of the next items on the list ot "vanishing Americans," and like their notable predecessors, coffee and su-ar they probably will fade out for the duration--if not for longer--at the finish of this semester. During the last war fraternities went out ot the picture just as soon as the nation got into high gear. Many o£ the houses were vacated altogether, while others were used for barracks Certainly, nothing less than this condition will exisi as civilian students begin to dwindle in relation to mililary men of the campus; a metamorphosis which should reach its peak riurinn the summer months and its climax next fall and winter. Nothing disturbs a fraternity man more than the possibility of his organization breaking up whether for good or only temporarily. He might console himself, however, with the fact that most of them were strong enough to get back on their feet after the last war, and that they will probably be able to do the same thing after this one He must face a realization, though, that social fraternity life was never necessary to campus well-being, and probably never will be least ot all in wartime. Like pleasure driving and fishing Jrips to the north woods--both of which were national pastimes not more than two years ngo-- the/fraternity is one of those superfluous carryovers from peace which has no place in a country stnvinc tooth and nail for victory. George Barrett, member o£ the Pioneers Fivers, Inc, firm here, has been appointed member 01 the aeronautics committee of the Iowa department of the American Legion by Commander W i-arl Hall and together with C. I. Sherwood Ottumwa, chairman, and Charles Gatchet. Des Moines. will have charge of the aviation activities of the state organization this year. ABOUT BOOKS By John Selby "GUADALCANAL DIARY," by Richard Tregaskis (Random; $2.50). «QUADALCANAL DIARY" is the day-by-day **· record of the things Richard Tregaskis saw when our forces landed on Guadalcanal, and after it is not a polished and balanced book, but a diary K S J h£ ; ^ !c , indicates - " was not written from behind the lines, but from the lines. And Mr Tregaskis is rather a different type of correspondent. · He is a New Jersey man who was graduated from Harvard, worked on The Crimson while in college and on the Boston American afterward. When he went to the Internationa] News Service he had a good record behind him. and one unusual qualification for foreign service. This was a thorough knowledge of Portuguese. His superiors sent him to Hawaii', where nobody speaks Portuguese, but where war had begun. Tregaskis did well in Hawaii, and was chosen to cover the South Seas offensive when it was plotted. The ship that took hirfc down was later sent off on a less dangerous mission, and Tregaskis changed vessels so that he could be in on Guadalcanal. It was a' good assignment for him _ he is a very jjnc swimmer, has his health eals enormously, according to his associates, and is six feet seven barefoot. He makes little of the additional fact that he has nerve, and was not annoyed when told that if he were captured he would be swarmed over by the Nipponese dwarfs, who would use .him as an observation post. · Like Pepys, Tregaskis has a genius for diary- keeping, albeit there is a Wtlei similarity of content between the two. He, meaning Tregaskis mixed well. Boys from Carolina, Newark; Boston talked readily with him. He remembered the little things -- the first casualty on Guadalcanal was a youngster who chopped his own hand with a machete, trying to open a cocoanut; there was wild rejoicing when the men turned a captured Japanese safe into an oven and baked real bread, He also remembered to get names and ' addresses most of which are included with the benediction of the censor, no doubt. But the heat and the hell arc in the book, loo The original landing on the island was accomplished with amazing case; the trouble came later, and plentifully. Perhaps because Tregaskis has not tried for a connected narrative, the sense of immediacy is very great in his book. And Uie book will be good for the Book-of-the-Month audience which receives it, GOOD HEALTH By Logan Clendening, M. D. BEST WAY TO TREAT CHILBLAIN /CHILBLAIN (to give it its scientific name, v* pei-nio) or, as we cail it out west this winter. ·Henderson's toe,, is exclusively a winter disease and also a result of low temperature combined with wet, snowy weather. Everyone who has it can tell you all about the discomfort of It A part of the foot, sometimes i the toe, sometimes the heel, after exposure to cold, wet weather, becomes red, painful, throbbing and tender to the touch. A person who gels it once is likely to have it recur in the winter time, year after year, unless precautions are taken to keep the feet from being exposed to wet, damp , weather or at least to prevent j them from being kept wet and damp without a change of foof- wear after exposure. It belongs to the great group of foot troubles which have to Dr. Clendening do with the arteries and capillaries of the foot. The circulation in the foot is naturally the worst of any place in the body because the blood has to be brought back against gravity from the ground to the heart. Any external condition, especially cold, combined with constriction of the leg above, tends to make circulation difficulties in the foot worse Once adjusted to getting out of kilter when exposed to damp and cold, the blood vessels of the foot become permanently difficult to adjust and this is the cause of recurrent chilblain. During World war I an extremely troublesome condition was called "trench foot." This was due to the soldiers standing in a cold wet trench with puttees tightly wrapped around' legs. During the present war \vc have a new condition somewhat similar which has been described by the English as "shelter leg." It occurs in people who sleep in bomb shelters where the air is cold and damp. -While asleep in this cold, damp atmosphere and with the circulation at a low ebb, there is likely to appear this same condition. The treatment of chilblain and this other condition is fundamentally the same as the treatment of circulatory disturbances of the foot of any kind. In the first place, every effort should be made in the way of prevention, especially of recurrent attacks. People who have chilblain should absolutely refuse to go out on cold and snowy days; they should refuse just as much as if they had pneumonia. If necessity compels them to go out and tha feet get cold and damp, they should remove the shoes and stockings immediately, warm and dry the feet and put on fresh, dry. woolen stockings and dry slippers. The susceptible person who has to go to an office can keep dry woolen socks and slippers there, change when he goes downtown and change back again when he gets home. Any undue restrictions around the leg should be dispensed with.' If the condition is already established, the use of foot blood vessel exercises--alternately raising the feet and lowering them, sitting on the edge of the bed and spreading out the toes, moving the fcst up and down and keeping them elevated during the night--are all designed to improve circulation. Massage, which will make the vessels more resilient, tends lo balk recurrences. Lantern Light Lyrics By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center IF THE-s If frog on » log aftw a dog In Ihc tof would he jof? Too tin let be ir "f a spy lold 3 He to » »«y from F. B. I. wonld he die? f Yea can bet he would. --By Kcltr, Roberts, Mason City Bt's mad i,,l a "flu, became Shad irom a drur " * tad (fl a l\is I. that bad: ,,.,,,,,/ £. , hrd ,\ou can bet tt ain't. You tan fcel he would. --Bl Mn. H. D. Eullnier, Sbeldeld t a smile out o! a rccpl- · lection concerning Eugene Field passed along one day recently by the Milwaukee Journal. It seems that while living in Chicago the famous writer owned a fox terriei of which he was extremely fond. Every few days, however, the dog would disappear under mysterious circumstances. On such occasions the heartbroken writer would post a notice in the corner drugstore offering , a $2 reward for the return of the pup. Invariably, a few minutes alter the notice had been posted the dog would turn up and the reward would be claimed. Field suspected foul play. The next time the dog was missing he wrote in large letters that no reward was being offered. Three d;iys passed and no do- showed up Then Hie following night an anonymous figure dropped the terrier over the garden wall. As Field had surmised, the boys in the neighborhood had been takin- turns stealing the dog. By halting the revenue he put a stop to this nefarious practice. --V-Program for '43 k for one would be the hap- ipier if "Jazbo of Old Dubugue" found some way to carry through the program here suggested: I (hint bal it eellints i matters or courses Were placed upon His about Bine Crosby's horses. Or if powers that be would erv. "Hold. enough!" ' On cracks about (Ires and rationing sum: If qultisten could only be made to atop (hnr mockincs At ladies \vho these day* must paint on Ilieir tockinis; Taboo Jokes an hari,e meat and thines likewise drear-. I think we'd all have i much pleasanter fear. It columnists herewith would, pal an the bar On all Jotei and pusses re l l f d y Lamarr-or course It would mean new eflort and tireless For eomlcs who put those sbowa on. the wireless But if humorous q u i c k i e s 'bout WAACs and 'boot WAVES Could just be consijned Ig nice e»rly t»vt ' The outlook. I'm sure, would hold much more of cheer. And I know we'd all have a much han pier year! * --O--. They're Not Easy wouldn't criticize you if - y c u found that you were having to take a "leap in thc dark" on your answer to two of the following five questions: 1. The number of time belts info which the United States is divided is: , Five, four, three, six 2. Natives oE the hills of Haiti communicate with each other by SAVE MANPOWIR FOR WRRHUWEH means at: Smoke, shells, drums, parrots. 3: The largest grain market in the world is at: Liverpool, Minneapolis, Buenos Aires, Duluth. 4. Napoleon gained control ot the French government by: Winning the Egyptian campaign, the Code Napoleon, Divorcing Josephine, a. coup d'etat 5. The terra "bluestocking" is applied to: A snake, hosiery, a learned woman, race horses. ANSWERS J. Four / 2. Drums. 3. Liverpool 4. A coup d'etat. 5. Learned literary woman. GOUQUE To THE 11 PUBLIC-SPIRITED WOMEN WHO ON MONDAY NIGHT R E C E I V E D THEIR AMERICAN RED CROSS CERTIFICATES AND APPROPRIATE COSTUMES AS THIS COMMUNITY'S FIRST NURSES' AIDE CLASS. To qualify for graduation. each had to give 80 hours of service in hospital training and each is pledged to give a minimum o£ 150 hours a year for the duration of the war. It was the testimony o£ each that the training received had been highly profitable and it is to be expected that there will be other and larger nurses' aide classes. A special bow too to Mrs. H. C. Campbell lor the leadership she has provided foe this program. DID YOU KNOW? ' By Frederic J. Hoskin EDITORS NOTE: For an aowrr to stny nutsliuti »f Cact w r l l f t "Mason Cily Globe-Uazrlte Information B u r e a u , Frederic J. Iliskin. Director. Wasbinr.- ton. 1)- c." Fleas* ieud a cents noiUi* lor reply. * (Send In yours. Who's next?) What t u n e did the watchman whistle in the m o v i e "Crossroads?" K. V. The melody whistled by the watchman in "Crossroads" is a French folk song entitled "Aupres De Ma Blonde." Where is the Peace bridge between Canada and the United States located? M. D. The Peace bridge which connects Ontario with New York at Buffalo crosses the head of tlie Niagara river where it flows out of Lake Erie. What is Hie origin of the black ball in voting? K. W. In early days, paper being scarce, the Indian bean was sometimes used in voting--a white one for the affirmative,- black for the negative. What kind of soup is most popular in the United Stites? C. B. A partial survey of ihe country shows vegetable soup far in the lead. How Ions docs a tarantula live? D. T. A tarantula is from 12 to H years in maturing and it probably lives three or four years beyond this period. Who was president when we first had forty-eight states? T. F. William Howard Taft in Feb 14, 1912, Have astronomers determined what the center of the sun is like? B. O. The center of the sun is gaseous, even though the .pressure there is something like 5,000,000 tons to the square inch. Ths atoms of the gas arc very tightly packed together. Who took the speaking part of Hie dragon in "The Reluctant Dragon?" .1. G. Bai-nett Parker. How lone will it take lo com- Dlcte the Trans-Isthmian highway which connects the east and west coasts of Panama? T. C. It is hoped that the highway will be completed and opened 'for traffic by March. How did the secretary bird receive its name? II. K. It was named at the time when clerks and secretaries used quill pens, from the fancied resemblance of the bird's crest to the bunch of quills stuck behind a clerk's ear. Please tell me the correct way to pronounce Correjridor. G. S. The name is pronounced "Cor- rayheedor" with the main accent on the last syllable and a slight accent on the second. How much suftar do we receive from the Philippines ordinarily? P. More than one million tons ot sugar are normally received in a year. In Longfellow's poem "Hiawatha," there is mention of a lake Gitche Gumcc. What is the name of this lake today? A. S. Gitche Gumeo is the Indian name of Lake Superior. For what reason was the government of Turkey once known as The Sublime Porte? N. B. The term was derived from the high gate giving access to the building in Constantinople where the principal government offices were situated. I should like the names ot some of the war plays of this present World war. D. J. Recent war p l a y s include "There Shall Be No Night," by Robert Sherwood; "Watch on the Rhine," by Lillian Hellman; "Key Largo," by Maxwell Anderson; " The Wookey," by Frederick H. Brennan, and "Candle in thei Wind" by Maxwell Anderson. Please explain to me exactly what is meant by "pare dye silk.'' F. X. Pure-dye silk is one made exclusively of silk fibers. Where was Gilbert Stuart bom? C. K. The artist was born at Middletown. near Newport, R, I. on Dec 3, 1755. How much does it cost (o run our government for one year? By tins I mean the reeular cxpci»c. J. C.. The tolal federal appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1941. amounted to $26,574,507401 .of which 57,487,971,9134 was for our civil functions. How many metals are there? G. L. At least. 70. HOW TO GROW HOUSE PLANTS SUCCESSFULLY You've often heard people say, 'She has a knack of growing flowers." but the truth of the matter is that she knows what lr do and what not to do in Ihc matter" of caring for flowers and house plants. The 30-page government publication on HOUSE PLANTS will prove a joy to the person who is not having too much success with his indoor flower garden Potted plants add to the cozincss of any home. Send for your copy of this booklet today. Five cents postpaid. - Use This Coupon _ The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, Director Washington, D. C. I inclose herewith 5 cents in com (carefully wrapped in thc book!et Name .................. Street or Rural Route ......... City ................. . _ State ........................ (Mail lo Washington, D. C.)

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