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c D 1 TO R I A L Wallace, With Wings Clipped, Is Likely to Have Senate's 0. K. A T this time--and from this dis- " tance--it looks very much as if Henry Wallace would receive His appointment as secretary of commerce in the president's cabinet-but stripped of the control over the vast lending agencies exercised by Jesse Jones, his predecessor. In a pair of test votes conducted in the senate's commerce committee, the lowan was set back on his heels.. It isn't improbable that the senate as a whole would evidence a like feeling toward him if the question was presented in such simple form as: "Do you or don't you want Mr. Wallace?" But the question isn't going to be presented in that simple form. A fundamental factor operative when the senate is called upon for confirmation of a cabinet appointee is that under the American form of government, members of-th ecabinet are creatures of the chief executive. They are personal agents of the president, with no power or authority except as it is given to them from the white house. - In Britain and some other parliamentary governments, cabinet ministers are primarily accountable to the law-making body. But that isn't the American setup. Most senators, in view of this situation, will take the position that if the president wants Mr. Wallace'in his cabinet, he should be permitted to have him. "It's -HIS funeral--not ours," they will reason. This factor, rather than any widespread confidence in the ap- pointee.on the part of the senate, is why Mr. Wallace is so likely ultimately to be confirmed for the commerce secretaryship. VERY BAD CURVES AHEAD! Did You Know? By The Haskin Service Look Out Below Whatever else may be said about Herbert Brownell, for or against, it's a point in favor of the republican central committee chief that Bertie McCormick doesn't like him. * * * It's a reflection of our times that new governors are having to seek out the beneficiaries for then- patronage this year. . * · t » Down in Washington more than one member of the house has been linable to find one for his family. Hint of the Future THE differences w h i c h h a v e '* arisen between Admiral Jonas Ingram and his superiors in the navy department have not been bridged. A stout lad is Admiral Ingram, not referring to his figure but to the warning he undertook to give the Atlantic seaboard that it should be on the alert for an attack of German buzz bombs. Twice in a single week, Admiral Ingram insisted that attacks by the German robot bomb were likely to take place along the Atlantic coast. Up spoke higher naval officials with the comment that, while possible, it was not probable buzz bombs would be thrown against New York. The immediate consideration of disturbing the millions v of New York people is of less permanent consequence than a full appreciation that the next 10 years of scientific development both can and may make the buzz bomb as common as sunflowers along the country road. Let nobody believe that robot bombing is just a terror weapon invented by the Satanic mind of the nazis. It will be the principal weapon of the next war--if there's to be'a next war. Hold That Line M OST Americans will support the president in his announced intention to hold the'wage line for the present and the immediate future, at least, in spite of pleas from the big labor unions. It is this procedure, he maintains, along with holding the price lines, which "has p r e v e n t e d and is still ' preventing, inflationary developments." In the course of this great war, so far, there has been no such serious inflation as developed in the last war. According to the president's figures, the cost of living has risen only 25 tb 30 per cent since 1939, and only 2 per cent since orders to "hold the line" were issued a year ago last April. Anyone who compares present prices in general with those of the last war is likely to be surprised by the comparative moderation in the present war period. It is necessary, however, to hold the lines firmly. Experience has shown how disastrous it is to relax the economic controls and let prices and wages go on a rampage. This is a matter requiring moderation alike in prices and wages, and a steady hand in government. There must be no leak in the dike of fiscal policy. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. EXERCISES S OME weeks ago I wrote that I supposed some day some genius would invent a group of exercises that could be performed by a sick person in bed or in a chair. I thoroughly deserved to be called down for this and am grateful to report that I have been. For the genius had already appeared in the person of my friend and former teacher, Dr. Edward H. Ochsner, of Chicago, who published a little manual of "Exercises for Invalids and Convalescents" over 25 years ago. It is of great value to the invalid who is confined to bed for a long time, but who is not really sick--for instance, the fellow with a broken leg, to have something that is the equivalent in part at least, of the exercise of the muscles that we all have as part of our daily routine. I suppose everyone takes some exercise every day deliberately, iue we get also a good deal of unconscious exercise. You get up in the morning and go through the ritual of the bath, followed by motions with the towel that really exercise every muscle in your body. You move from chair to chair, to this part or other of the house. You walk to the bank or to lunch. You go to the movies and stand up and sit down 4 to 5 times. And so on. These are the activities of a sedentary person, but even of these the fellow. Hat on his back with a broken leg is deprived. And, as a consequence, unless an effort is made to make him use his muscles Pros and .Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Crucial Week Waterloo Courier: The Russians, in their spectacular sweep across the Polish plains, are now in a po- ! sition somewhat similar to that of the American and British armies last fall when they swept across France with such rapidity that they were unable to exploit German disorganization to the full when they reached the reich's border. The world should see in the next week or 2 whether the enemy is able to establish a defense line on the German frontier and force the red army to pause for reorganization. Open to Question Emmetsburg T h u r s d a y -Reporter: The assumption that because prices went up drastically after the last war, they will automatically do the same thing this time if preventive measures are not taken, is open to serious question. At the time of the last war, the technique of mass production had not hit full stride. And, comparatively speaking, distribution was still living in the dark ages. Both industry and distribution operate upon an entirely different principal than they did a quarter of a century ago. Splendid Job Ottumwa Courier: The report of the Iowa postwar rehabilitation commission's highway committee is a splendid job. Fred R. White, chief engineer of the highway commission, is its chairman. It is left to the duly constituted highway authorities to recommend detailed lists of needed projects, but the report recommends a total EDITOB'S VOTK--Mnttn Uenutlvti ·{ tilt KTYI« lit qautUu 0f fMl~«t counsel--should si|CB tbtlr fell nmm« and ftddzeis and ipelese 1 cents for r e t u r n pests*e. Address GIoBe-Gsrette toteroutlen B B r · av«,' WuhlBltu. P. C. What cities besides Washington, D. C., were erected u capitals? Notable examples are Canberra, capital of Australia, New Delhi, capital of British India and St. Petersburg (Leningrad) capital of old Russia. In normal times, bow many football games 'are played In a season by tbe various college teams? The number is about 3,150 played by some 700 colleges. When did tbe .first V-l rockets fall on England? The first V-I rocket projectile fell on southern England June 12, 1944. Is V-mail always sent by air? The film for V-mail is always carried overseas by air but on the other side it may be transported by ship to the final destination. What proportion of the American people own war bonds? Three out of every 5 persons. How lone was the democratic party ont of office in the period immediately following the Civil war? From 1861 to 1885. All the idents from Lincoln to were republicans. The democrats came back with the election of Cleveland. What states produce the most wine? California leads with 90 per cent of the product. New York is 2nd. How lone will the guard ^be OBSERVING "Tin" Whistle presume everybody has heard or sung the sons about inurdering the bugler. Whether the song or the general dislike of buglers in the early morning'hours did it we don't know, but we've been told the bugler is no longer used to get the boys out of bed in the morning. The dislike of a private for the bugler who gets him up early in the morning is proverbial and has been chronicled in story and song for many decades. We don't know how wel^ the private likes it but in place of the bugler has come the sergeant with policeman's whistle. Result: The bugle notes, plain or fancy, sweet or sour, are practically out. This doesn't mean that the pri* yate doesn't have to get up early in the morning. The sergeant, with a traffic policeman's technique, steps , out into the middle of the company's street and blows a long piercing whistle to approximately 250 sleeping privates at 5:4r o'clock every morning. There are no frills in his whistle's notes; no runs', no errors. They are just long and loud. What they say unofficially the army public relations office and what others with training experience in this war have to say about the subject indicate the efficiency of the present system. "You get up!" remarked a G. I "If you don't, first thing you know omeone's foot Is in your face ori you are being thrown more or less jently out of bed. You've just got .0 minutes to dress and get out nto the street. If you don't make t, you're 'gigged.'" Any tendency to argue with the sergeant is discouraged. Punishment is summary and the prospect of assignment to the street clean- ng squad is an incentive in the other direction. Supposing a musical soldier skilled in blowing a "mean" trum- jet happens to belong to the unit. Would he be privileged to improvise his own style of reveille? "Possibly he would be called on for special occasions," was the answer. "He might blow a fancy 'retreat' for example. But in times of war, there isn't much allowance for bugle blowing in the morning It seems to be considered a waste of talent." In at least one of the large camps they had different ideas. They used a recording of Harry horn, in "with all the curleycues," but this, too, was a little less successful. "The boys caioyed It so much they just stayed in bed," said a G. I. wistfully. How to Be Kind to Your Cor pass along these 5 tips from the current issue-of Better Homes and Gardens for helping you to be kind to your car in cold weather: 1. Don't open the throttle wid when starting except when the James and his famous which he blows reveille carburetor is flooding and the cylinders are full of raw gas. 2. Break the cold seal. If your car has been standing on level ground or a garage floor, it will ay you to push it manually in ligh gear with the switch off, until you feel the engine turn. The cold seal is broken and it is safe ;o use the starter. 3. Avoid short runs. Never start !he engine unless you intend to let it run until thoroughly warmed up. 4. Limber the chassis. Hitting bumps while the metal is cold, un- flexible .and rigid may crack spring leaves or fracture the frame. Take it easy until your car limbers up. ' 5. Soften spring shackles. Rubber is often another cold 'weather casualty. A good way to prevent it from becoming too brittle is to spray rubber occasionally with hydraulic brake fluid. Never spray rubber parts with oil. The Day's Bouquet Information, Please! 1. What is the fiercest blow that can be struck by an animal? 2. What is the only other animal besides man that uses sticks stones, or anything handy as a weapon? 3. What is a female fox called' ANSWERS--1, The stroke of a whale's tail, which can smash even a fairly large boat; 2, A monkey; 3 A vixen. TO MRS. JAY TJUBBESING-^ 'or being elected president of, the; Y. W. C. A.' in Mason City. Our congratulations, loo, to other association officers, Mrs. W. F. Dierking, vice president; Mrs. . *alph Smiley, secretary, and Mrs. W. A. Carter, treasurer. Theirs is an important role in Mason City's community life. . ' ':'., Mason City Globe-Go xette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPEB Issued Every Week Day by the GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3SOO JLKE r. LOOJUS roblMier W. EABL HAU. ... .M»n»lln» tutor , ENOCH A. NOBEK City Editor LLOXD L. GEEB ... Advertising Mtr. Tuesday, Jan. 30, 1945 Entered as second-class mailer April 17, 1930. at the postofflce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1079. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Th« Associated Press Is exclusively entitled to the use {or repubUcaUon of all news I dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In this paper and also th« local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Masoa City and Clear Lake by year. 110 Muon City and Clear Late by week, SO* Outside 1M JUte Zone--Per year $10; 6 months SS.50: 3 months *3: 1 montij »1. . Onlilde Haion City and Clear Jjke an* Within 100 MUe of Hason Clly ana Oil- . side ef the Carrier DUtrleta of Hasan tlty tu Clear take: Per year by carrier flO.OO · Per week by carrier ............... , .20 . Per year by mall 7.0o By mail 6 months 9 3.75 By mail 3 months ^ C2.0O*. By mail 1 month V .70 maintained at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier? j No time limit was set. There is no intention of terminating the guard. Is the naval training school, the Cornwall!? the largest in the British Empire? Yes. In what year did a king of Sweden take witches with him when he fought against the Danes? Four witches accompanied the king of Sweden in 1563 when he fought the Danes. The witches were a part of his armament. postwar program of road improvements- amounting to $638,020,940. Iowa's Bine Laws Marshalltown Times - Republican: Iowa has about 14,000 laws or sections in the code. Wouldn't i be wonderful if some legislature would cut down the number o laws instead. of adding to them Representative Bryson of l o w REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO Ray Bogardus and Milton Beecher, two high school graduates, have enrolled in Memorial university and will take up some special work. Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Calkins and daughter, Miss Pearl, of Swale- dale, were in ths city Saturday afternoon and evening for a visit and to do some shopping. Sylvester Meecham of the- city is rejoicing over the result of the new pension law which has provided him a raise to $12 per month in. his pension. Several fragrant havanas tell of the good feeling which pervades the old veteran's heart. '~' ' ^ THIRTY YEARS AGO Washington -- President Wilson vetoed the immigration bill today and sent a special message to congress saying he disapproved the measure because of the literacy test and other restrictive tests which it proposes as a condition for admission of immigrants to the United States. Tonight is "Paramount Night" at the Bijou and the management takes great pleasure in announcing that Daniel Frohman will present that charming little actress, Miss Modest Superman A BIT of late news about Hitler " comes from Col. Janos Voros, defense minister of Hungary, He says he saw the fuehrer recently, on an airplane trip, and heard him ranting for 2 hours. Apparently it was the same little old modest superman. Voros quotes the following specimen: "Now we are all sitting in one boat in a dreadful storm. He who jumps overboard--man or nation --will surely drown. It is possible that the boat will capsize. But it is more than likely it will reach the land. To the last man, to the last drop of blood, I will defend the Fatherland." All that we can say is, "God help anybody that Adolf defends." He reminds a listener of the famous humorist, Art emus Ward, who swore that he "would fight to the last drop of his blood--relations." he gets up weak and almost paralyzed. Exercises for such invalids and convalescents should be simple, not too exhausting and capable of being performed without apparatus. Heading the list for the person in bed or confined to a chair are breathing exercises. Many persons have never learned to breathe properly. This is true especially of those persons who have never engaged in strenuous physical labor. Such persons are- very likely to use only the upper portion of their lungs in breathing--the type known as "chest breathing." These persons rarely use their diaphragms and abdominal muscles in breathing at all and for that reason do not properly fill the lower portion of their lungs with any degree of regularity. In order to breathe properly, the lower portion of the lungs should be first filled with air. If one has accustomed himself to f a u l t y breathing, it is sometimes rather difficult to learn the right method. One of the easiest ways to learn this correctly is to stand bare-chested, or sit if necessity demands, before a large mirror, then by bringing the abdominal muscles outward and later the chest above one will be able to fill the lungs completely. This exercise should be done several times a day in front, of a mirror until the right method has been correctly learned and established as a habit. Other sample exercises described by Dr. Ochsner which can be performed even in bed are: Stand or sit erect, heels together, breathe naturally through nose. Right hand closed on chest, push out horizontally forward, steadily and vigorously as far as Falls says that under some of th present Iowa laws one couldn't buy a newspaper, a bottle of milk or an ice cream cone on Sunday without being a law violator subject to arrest and punishment. Doubtful Pride Mitchell County Press: lowans certainly can feel proud "of the fact that a native son has again been nominated for a post in the president's cabinet, but the opposition that has been raised over the naming of Henry A. Wallace to the post of secretary of commerce indicates that perhaps the lowan's selection may not have been the best that could have been made. Editorial of Day IS CONSCRIPTION NEEDED? D UBUQUE TELEGRAPH - HERALD: Some logical reasons have been cited against our adopting a system of compulsory military training after the war. It is argued that such a system would not be necessary if we collaborate with other countries in a postwar league, and that it need not be decided until it is clear that we will not be able to collaborate. But these are not stressed by the loud and furious voices being raised against the proposal. We h e a r mainly the echoes of the twenties, in the language of the pacifists who were so instrumental in persuading the nation that disarmament was the best insurance against war. That it failed to be that seems to be no deterrent now. They are using the s a m e old arguments again. Remember how we were persuaded that the United States should set the example for disarmament among the nations? And how we did just that? Remember h o w Marguerite Clark in her greatest stage success, "The Crucible," in five parts. TWENTY YEARS AGO Another cent was added to the price of gasoline, effective 'today in Mason City and Iowa, according to an announcement by oil companies this morning. The new schedule makes the tank wagon price 15% cents and the service station price 17% cents. The designation of the Jefferson highway, running through Mason City, M a n l y , Kensett, Northwood,' Rockwell, Sheffield, Hampton and other north Iowa towns and cities, as an additional Gold Star route across the state was recommended to Gov. John Hammill today by the Gold Star Memorial Highway association, it was learned here today. TEN YEARS, AGO Baton RouKe, la.- -A formal demand upon the elected state officials to "renounce the dictatorship of United States Senator Huey P. Long" was issued today from headquarters of the Square Deal association of Louisiana. . . . In Washington, Senator Long said that he was '^too sleepy" to discuss the situation. F.- R. Fodder, manager of the Mason City division of the Jefferson Transportation .company, left Tuesday afternoon for Minneapolis accompanied by his shop foreman, E. A. Fockens. The two drove the last of five eastern Greyhound buses recently purchased by the Jefferson company. you can. Draw back to chest vigorously. Repeat 5 times with each arm. Raise leg to horizontal with knee bended at first, then straighten knee. Repeat with alternate leg 5 times each. Close fists on chest. Raise arms upward as far as possible, return to first position. Repeat 5 times. Stand, or sit erect. Rotate head from right to left 5 times, making as large a circle as possible. Repeat in opposite direction 5 times each. we were warned that preparedness invited war? That a nation with a lot of was likely to go hunting guns trouble? That military training in peace is poison in a democracy? At the conclusion of that last war the proposal to continued military conscription was buried under an avalanche of slogans like these: "Conscription will sound the death knell of democracy." "Conscription will lead to war." There may be solid reasons for opposing the peacetime training program, but these emotional objections are not among them. They are as full of holes as a sieve. Furrowed Fancies By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center ICE AND DREAMS Last eve in vain I sought to train My thoughts, but could not master An answer for tonight's Roll Call Of good old Alpha Chapter. And so to seek a thought in sleep Was my hard task, it seemed, A fancy free to hold and keep, Remembering what I dreamed. I dreamt how cold your icey meek; My Dear! I dreampt of you; I dreampt how cold your icey feet. And Heck! the dream was true. John McDonnell, Des Moines, Iowa. SINCE uyys KABT CARRE* VALUABLE INFORMATION ON ENEMY ISLANP PEfENSES ..VCU CAN ONPEC5TANP WHY THE JAPS PETAIMEP HB7.' ANP fOK THE SAME BEA5CN, I WON'T GET ANY SLEEK.UNTIL SHE AKKlVES IN WELL, I'VE SOT WORK TO PO . »U S5S WSS HART MAer...weti... you VSUJ.P · HAVBSOTTEN XWJR CAKKISP, MAJOR/ BESIDES HER QUARTERS'» BOCK TO GOTO THE MRS.SODEB.'YOU I SCREAMED! WHAT'S WRONG? BUT THE BACK DOOP WOULD HME WHAT AM I TO DO? WHAT AM I TO DO? TOLD THEM MODS. NTHETOONTDOOQ, QUICK, BUDDY: IF ITS NOT IOCKED UELLIE, WE'RE GOVJUA WIPE OUT THAT CREATURE/ GIDCW-AKID I MEAH GIDOAP/ WHOA, , NELLIE/ BRUMLBEASI BOUNDING THROUGH THE WKEST,SHE SODDEH1Y STAMPEDED.. LOOKJUN1OP*- WHYOONTYOU I WAS JUST USING HIM FOB ASPAB5 TILL YOU CAME ISTOMV LIFE5-TELL. REMEMBER ME? Bl SIMPLY DGOOL ovEfBYouc PICTURES, ' -IACTUAU.YDO GOH1DE.*-WHERE WECAHT FIND IT COUI BE r- IT MUST BE.' THE SHAbOW OF THE SHIP/ IT APPROACHES! f LOOK AT THE MOON' THERE! NEARLEFI THANK \OU,BRICK -FOR YOUR KIN WORDS r I 6EETHKT SPECK? Hf=i! THAT GIVES tic M IDEA ! SHEEP DdfT LtiE ALO/Je.' IF ffS FOLLOT/ THESE TGACrS, WE'RE BOtitlD TO F/ltD EtEftIF rr'SJUSTA

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