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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 15

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C D I T O R I A L S -Close Is Crooning o 'Peace Now' Lullaby T HE SMOOTHEST of the "Peace Now" boys, by long odds, is Upton Close, radio commentator whose admitted specially is the far east, where he has spent much o£ his adult lile. In almost every broadcast lie makes, Mr. Close will be found taking these lines of attack, after a labored prefatory statement that it isn't unpatriotic to criticize those in authority: 1. The overall strategy of the war has been bad in that Japan should have been treated as enemy No. 1. 2. Although Russia has fouiht magnificently, we must not assume that her motives are either friendly or honorable. 3. America must not be put in the position of fighting to preserve Britain's ill-got colonial empire. 4. It was a mistake for America and Britain to dash axis hopes of a "negotiated peace" by talking about "unconditional surrender" 5. Americans on the homefront have been called to sacrifice more than our allies on the homefront. ViR. CLOSE (that's "a pen alias, "* of course) probably doesn't hold formal membership in the notoriously bad - odored "Peace Now" organization. But he performs yeoman service for the cause because he is accepted as a disinterested commentator and because lie has 2 radio networks for his outlet. Those openly identified with the program are suspect right from the start. Mostly they're pegged as screwballs or proved proponents o£ the enemy cause. But x/fht u :KY~wkl I boc Mr. Close, party line, following the same is accepted at face Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Rtidera jirailiD* themselves »t ibis, ncrric* fur que^iiuut uf f»cl--n«t covnse!--should *lga Ibeir full aim* snd Mddre» mad IccLuae S vents tar return p online. Addre** Glebe-Gazette Information B u r e a u , Frederic J. Haskin. Director, Wikbiiif- ton. D. C. Look Out Below Military news out Pacific has been so good of late that many have been left wondering if there isn't some catch in it. far * * There are cases which the value. That's what gives him importance. Some might say, of course, that his long period of residence in the far east has made him a final authority on matters pertaining to that theater of war. Perhaps that's true. But it hasn't made him an authority on the world situation. To the contrary, it has blinded him to the global aspects of the war. That's the friendliest possible estimate of the situation. TJIS SHAHPLY critical appraisal "· of our own military leaders and his jaundiced attitude toward our allies in this war make him a liability rather than an asset to our war effort, in our opinion. It it's an honest mistake Mr. Close' is making in his oratorical efforts which add up to American and allied disunity, he should take to heart tliis view recently expressed by Gen. George Marshall: "The triumph over Germany in the coming months depends more on a complete accord between the British and American forces than it does on any other single factor --air-po\ver r ground - power, or naval-power." truth is just about the unkindest thing you can say about a person. * « « Tom Dewey can be thankful that liking him doesn't require one to like all of his friends. S= ',: * This old world lost one ot its kindliest souls in the death of Irvin S. Cobb. £ £ ft Unprepared ness for peace can be almost as tragic as unprepared- ness for war. * X! =J One of our contemporaries is referring to March 15 as "black Wednesday." Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges The Day's Best Suggestions Albert Lea Tribune: You will save yourself a lot of trouble if you sit down right now and indorse your gasoline ration coupons --with ink or an indelible pencil. Place your license number and name of state on the face of each coupon--not on the back as many continue to do. OVER THE TOP Lincoln Star: Successful conclusion of Lincoln's Red Cross campaign in 5 days, with an over- subscription of $li,9G7 and a total budget of $198,967, reflects great credit upon those in charge, and the hundreds of workers under who devoted time and ef- Will the cathedral at Coventry, England, be rebuilt? Plans have been made to rebuild it. What industry pays the highest average salary? Radio broadcasting claims this distinction. In 1943 the average weekly salary of full time em- ployes was $55.75. In what year did the Mississippi river freeze solid? In February and March, 1899. ice was s o l i d as far south as Cairo, 111. By what means are buoys lighted? The majority are lighted with acetylene gas. Are animals color blind? It has been definitely deciciec that some monkeys, particularly gorillas, do have a sense of color We also know that hummingbird: favor red. What British statesman re ferred to an opponent as "itiebri ated by the exuberance of hi own verbosity?" Benjamin Disraeli, carl of Bea consfield, twice prime ministei in reference to Gladstone. Are there any women sport editors? Miss Betsy Ross holds this po sition on the Abilene (Texas) Re porter-News. How many strikes occurred i 1943? The number was 3,750, ac cording to a preliminary repot of the department of labor. Can ships damaged in battle b repaired at sea? Huge floating drydocks no\ make it possible for damage warships to be repaired near th scene of action instead of trave ing long distances for this pui pose. What is tlic total church mem bcrship? Two hundred and fifty-six rt. Pictorial History fOMBAT cameramen b r o u g h t V- back from the shambles of Kwajalein in the Marshalls a grim record of battle death and destruction from our barrage which must have made strong men shudder. The official news pictures from the Marshalls showed dead Japs lying around blasted blockhouses and gun emplacements, utterly blown to bits by naval lire and bombings. Stalingrad, which stood siege for months, looked recognizable compared to Roi air base when the Americans landed. Two days after the main atoll in the Marshalls was mopped up, the navy flew back a great array of action pictures. Again the teamwork of camera and planes scored. The navy put through these prints with dispatch. The signal corps pictures of the Marshalls campaign constitute one. of the great historic recordings of this war. Not all the expert shooting on Kwajalein was done by naval **un crews and marine mortar teams; some of the best of it was done by combat cameramen. The pictorial record of this war is being compiled by the signal corps from color movies, air reconnaissance shots and stills. When our battle flags are furled this record will make war history live for all time. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. DXET OF AMERICANS GENERAL Pershing once said to some young officers: "If the landscape does not agree with the map you have drawn of it, it is possible the landscape may be right." I feel like saying that to the vitamin Jeremiads when they cry, "The diet of -the American people is sadly deficient in vitamins: What is to become of us?" The fact is the diet of the American people was never so full of vitamins in the whole course of its history. "The diet of the worker in the Boogum Factory is sadly lacking in Vitamin B and D," say the vitamin experts and then conclude the workers must be below par. Yes, but nobody takes the trouble of checking by looking at the workers who were bright eyed and healthy and in one year had accomplished war production that the government didn't expect for Capital Punishment IT was a pioneer governor of * K a n s a s who established the precedent against capital punishment, although until 1907 the law two. The writers in the medical magazines copy this stuff from each other by the ream without overtaking the trouble to analyze it. "Isn't it too bad about Miss So- and-So. She has to take vitamins that cost 4 dollars a box and she is so poor." Who told her to take the vitamins--a doctor? Oh! no, she just thought she needed them. All right, why doesn't she cat an orange, a carrot, some spinach, a cereal and take a walk in the sunshine and get her vitamins for about 20 cents. She also ought to have an average amount of fat in her diet. Normally humans absorb 70 per cent of the Caroline in raw carrots or cooked spinach, furnishing them with vitamin A, but this drops to 50 per cent if there is no fat in the diet. We are told as one of the advances of 1943 t h a t continued studies of the vitamins show that the one most lacking in American diets is thiamine, part of the Vitamin B complex. And on the heels of this discovery is another one that demonstrates that thiamine is developed in the bowels by the action of intestinal bacteria. And most of the biotin we use is developed in the same way: Biotin a part of the Vitamin B being of the state carried the death penalty. It was in 1872--72 years ago-that a Kansas executive, w i t h strong convictions on the matter of capital punishment, nullified an execution. Then for a period of .more than a quarter of a century the death penalty was a deadletter by executive nullification, apparently with the full approval and support of the people of the state. complex, named biotin because it is absolutely essential to and the activator of life. So we know that 2 of the 4 major vitamins--B and D--are formed by the body itself: Possibly A is, and it is pretty hard to get away from Vitamin C if you are not ;i food faddist and cat anything at all except candy and soda crackers. We are furnished by the researchers with a chart which shows how long it takes for deficiencies in diet elements to show up. Water deficiency, this profound work proves, shows up in a few hours. Vitamin B deficiency in several weeks. Vitamin C and Vitamin A deficiencies several weeks or months respectively. them, fort., Hats Off tu Wilson Indianola Record: Our hats off to Senator George Wilson for his courage in saying flatly that this government has got to come to a general sales tax as a means of raising revenue and siphoning off the buying power that is daily pushing us toward inflation. Was it Against His Will? Estherville News: The party has sought to control Senator Gillette political!}- from the very beginning of his experience in Washington and the efforts have been uniformly unsuccessful. Has he given in this time--against his best judgment? Graven Appointment Approved Britt News-Tribune: J u d g e Henry Graven is a high type man and will give good service as a federal judge. His selection as federal judge will be well received throughout North Iowa. Sales Tax Inevitable Clarion Monitor: The good old United States will come down to a sales tax yet. The politicians are afraid it will hurt theiv chances with the voters, but it will come eventually. / Where Rationing Is Needed Lake Mills Graphic: Now if the point rationing system would ration the number of points a tiresome speaker is allowed to make, it would help a weary audience. Ii Doesn't .Make Sense Indianoln Tribune: It's a funny government which can force Negroes in Georgia to fight for their country but which has no power to enforce their right to vote. Only One Requirement Manly Signal: Yes, indeed, we are in favor of raising an additional 16 billions of dollars in taxes providing Mr. Morgenthau takes it off the other fellow. Believed of One Worry St. Ansgar Enterprise: We are relieved to see that the new ration token does not resemble a dime or quarter, so we have one less thing to worry about. This Recipe Is Simple La Crosse Tribune: This isn't a health column, but we know how to live to be 100--drink a glass o! water every morning for 1,200 months. Jarnagin's for Willkie Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: We'd like to see Wendell Willkie nominated for president at the republican national convention in Chicago. OBSERVING VICTORY VERSES taking Basketball Dreary submit that it's time for the high school athletic association to reappraise its olicy of tightening down on rules tournament basketball compe- tion. Every year the word goes out the officials that they must clamp down." "Don't let the ames get away from you," they re forcibly ordered. 'And the result^ For players, an almost new type f game. For spectators, a glorified pic- olo duet. In a single tournament game ere, there were 50 fouls called. 'hat means 2 every minute of 'lay. This is in addition to mnner- us "traveling" violations. A vhistle every 20 seconds That sort of thing isn't a game, t's a dress rehearsal for officials, vith a group ot athletes for background and atmosphere. It may be, of course, that officiating through the season is too ax: If that be true, it should b iccepted as the problem aiu leali with accordingly. 11 isn't fair to the players, and t's decidedly dreary for fans, to come down to the end of the season and find that the standards of ;)lay have been materially altered. If a reform is desired, it should siarl with the start of the season, not as a penally for those teams 0»rt t£r ftlLf AND MOM (E LUOKCBC ON THE 4TAIRS TO SEND WAB WORXIHi TUMBUN6 WTO HITLER'S OUTCHCS, Off THEIfi WAR J08S, ONTO CBVTCHEf \ NATIOfMl SAFEflr COUfVCrt which have won tlieir into tournament competition with the going type of officiating. Information, Please! 1. Chinese philosophers have re garded women as the embodimen of virtue, the principle of evil, o no philosophical consequence, o great philosophical consequence. 2. In United States politics mug-wump is another name fo ward coinmiltecman, a politicia 'ho changes parties, an adherent f no party who votes iudepend- ntly. a form of fez worn at n- uical rallies. :!. The subscription of a letter is lie underlying theme ot the let- or, the mime and address ot the iddrcssco appearing before the :alutation, the signature. ANSWERS--1. The principle ot evil. '2. An adherent of no party who votes independently. :!. The iifinaturc. --V-- There's SHU a Frontier was surprised to learn from a current magazine article by Eugene Swan that more than 50 million acres of land are still available for homesteading i the United States. To this can be added 323 million acres in Alask under the provisions o[ the homestead act. Servicemen and women stand to profit most from this seldom mentioned government policy bccaus their service with the armei forces automatically dispense: thorn from '1 of the :i years rcsi deuce requirement of the act. Bu any American citizen, 21 years o age or the head of a family, maj file a claim with the United State Commissioner for up to l(jO acre of land and may expect to own i lock, stock and barrel, after years residence on it. The Day's tauquet To 1,705 MASON CITY RESIDENTS-- for braving inclement vcalher Monday to cast their vote ii the school election. They exer- iscd one of (he rights for which iur boys are risking death in this var. My bouquet to the 10,000 ithers who failed lo exercise their u f f r a K o would not consist of. lowers, L can assure you. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEi: XKWSPAPEK Isjued Every \Vcek Day by IhB Mason CHy Oltilir-Giuclle Jfublnhirif Co. 121-12.1 East Slale Street Tcleohonc 3800 Wednesday March 15, 1944 I.HK P. LOO.MIS - - - - Vulillititr W. EAKL UAH. - - Mainline Editor ENOCH A. NOHK.M - - - CUy Editor l.l.OVI* L. OKEB . Ailvcrtliinc Mir. £i]|(M't!tl as second-Llasa mDtter APL-I! 17. 193U, at llle postoffice at SLason City, Iowa, uniler the act of March 3, 1870. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Th« AssociatLtl Press is exclusively entitled to the use for ropubl lea lion of alt neve* dispatches credited to It or not otherwise rrcditd in this paper and also the local iicu's published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake by year, Jlo Alason City ana Clear Lake by vcek, 20c Outiide ion Mile -font-- Per year, ilo; 6 irontlis $r».50; 3 months S3; 1 montli f t . Outside .1111011 Clly »iiil Clear Lake an* \Vitbin 11HI Miles at Mason city and Outside of the Carrlrr Jliilrict. «f Ma-un City and Clear I.ftke: Per year by carrier 510,00 Per week by carrier .......S 2® Per year by mail s 7.00 By mail G months .......£ 3,75 By mail 3 months ..........s 2,00 By mail 1 montli s .19 ligious bodies total 68,501,188. o slightly more than SO per cent i the population. Do animals ever escape fro zoological parks? In a well-run /oo escapes -a kept to a bare minimum. What are some of the uses soap besides ordinary cleansing? It is needed in the manufacture of synthetic rubber and enters directly into lubricants for airplanes, pumps and carburetor valves. Who was the author of the say- inft. "Tomorrow is another day"? King Valdemar IV of Denmark. What was the Truce of Cod? The Truce ot God was an attempt of. the church in the Middle Ages to alleviate the evils of private warfare by ordering hostilities to cease during part of the week and in holy seasons. In 3907, a Kansas legislature Anti in lhc meantime 1 suppose voceeded to wipe out the legal the Prospective victim might just Pi' contradiction ·ipe of an unenforced statute on capital punishment. Tvventy-three years later another legislature restored it. The entire episode is an interesting commentary upon the misguided humanitarian movement that sometimes gains foothold in sections of the United States. The death penalty is a grisly thing, unpleasant and revolting. Up until now, however, society has not discovered a better way of dealing with callous brutality. possibly cat an orange, or a baked potato or some butter and stave off the deficiency for a few more weeks! LENTEN REDUCING DIET Menv for Thursday Breakfast -- L cup a p p l e sauce, no sweetening* 1 slice Zw'eiback, no butter 1 cup coffee, no cream or t or substitute. sugar. Luncheon-- Mixed vegetable plate, slice toasted rye bread. I 8-ounce gl skimmed milk. Dinner-- Average helping of Ii a m cooXed in miik. '.-. cup boiled red cabbage-- add some minced onion and. jpvited apple for seasoning. Oranjte .and peeled Rrape clip-- no sweetening. 1 small cup black coffee. Editorial of Day MEAT RATIONING H ENRY AFRICA in Rockwel Tribune: Even in our smal town we hear complaints because this country did not drop mea rationing March 1 at the same time Canada suspended its mea control program. To us, the situa tion lacks comparison any mon than to say that the stale uf low, should not have a sales tax. be cause the town of Rockwell doe not have one. Maybe that strikes yon as fa fetched but it so happens that thi country consumes as much" mea in a month as Canada consume in almost 2 years. The figures re leased by OPA are one billio pounds a trionth here, 50 millio pounds a month in Canada. In other words, what they d to control a few pounds of sausag isn't going to h a v e ' m u c h effec on what we do with the rest o the hog.- REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files The Maria Mitchell club members were guests of Mrs. Charles McNider Saturday afternoon when ic last lesson in Anthropology as given. The club will now ake up the study of "Native Races f North America." ' John S. Stanbery was veuom- latecl by the caucus of citizens ekl at the court house Saturday veiling by acclamation for the ffice of member of the board of ducation. 'HIRTY YEARS AGO Mrs. M. O. Crawford, 112 East 'ifth street, announces her formal pring millinery opening for 'hursday and extends an invita- on to the ladies to call and in- pcct the beautiful display of hats ow being shown. Gate's orchcs- ra will furnish the music. Mrs. Ctilton \vill be hostess to he Penelope club tomorrow af- ernoon at her home on East Eighth street. TWENTY YEARS AGO Mason City is to have 3 munici- pay band. This project became issured of realization when the ity council signed an agreement vith Harry Kecler Monday pro- 'iding for a 20 piece band which vill play 4 concerts a week from Tune 12 lo Aug. 20. Mr. Keelcr, eader of the most successful glee club in the middle west, is a band eader of unquestioned ability and he council considers it is fortunate .n obtaining his services. George R. Ludeman. local at- .orney, is the first man to nounce his candidacy for county ittornev. held for the pasti2 terms by William P. Butler. TEN YEARS AGO R. L. James, -secretary of the \Tason City school board, wounded in the leg by a shot fired bandits who held up the First National bank here Tuesday afternoon. The fact that one of the bandits jerked around when he fired the second time led Judge John C. Shipley to believe that he might have wounded a bandit during the robbery of the First National bank. Mr. Shipley fired from his office on the third building. floor of the bank Clover Couplets By Ray Murray of Buffalo Center WORSE THAN DEATH "Both deAth and last!.,*' Borneonr *a "Can always be e x p e c t e d Far ih«r cannot avoided be N"« matter who's elected.'* This setmi like troth, I woald agre* Hot »ffer thin contention Ther should not he together gro W i t h such a common mention. For death is just » f i n a l f a c t That n*ne hare w a y s of b r a t i n c . Whife centre** c o m p l i c a t e s the tax Each lime thev have a mertinr. Moreover, death is much the a*me As when it vra* invented Hot try to jofvft j o n r i n c n m r l*x An* fitm'll en* «p d e m r n l f d . iTAUENeR! DU VERKAT£RISCH SCHWBNEHUND.' =O OKJ- GO MOME TO GO- FOLLOWIM US TO SCHOOL wifp BABY SISTER ^ SJ'^JJsS YOU BUN ALOMG UOME.POCK- WE'DP GOlMG TO Ofi,UClKJ6 SCUOOUTUIS ENOUGU TO D^UOCB v\in-u ME-. ME.' A MAN OF MV TALENT TO BE PUT IN OVERALLS.'.' IT'S AM INJUT TO MY-- I'LL MOT VJEAR'tM.' I'LL TELL UNCLE DAM TO ·«-* TAKE HIS JOB AND - ) in NO.' ID BETTttlNOT: I'D HAVt MADGE TO \ FACE AT HOMfc. I'D NOT DARE.'.' SHE'S 4 VERV ] FORCEFUL WOMAN. 1=08 WEB SAKE I'LL CA9BY ON.' WHEN YOD GET YOLJtt I ' A V CALL ME CLOTHES HAW, HAW, HAW/ M15TAH DOAK5, GO GIT THAT THAR BULL/ Ti3SSQ OAKfHIGH DJIO THE OS. AMD HE CAME DOWH OM THE GROUP OF MILKMAIDS.. THATGETS A LAUGH. --~ LOTSOF iNTO'.VM CARftV WHAT DO VA MEAN,ETTA GAVE Van THAT Picnics OF MEG? YOU SWIPED IT* SHE WOULDWTWASTHTIME ON A DBiP SO ILL. JUST LCOilHE DOOR AND SEABCH you COCXHES you Got A SN APsnor OI2.TWOONVA." WEU- TM MAWA COLLECTION CFGUVS. vou HAVENf GOTHEI? COfl- f2K5HTEO WAIT HERE, LANCES AT THE READY-DO NOT CHARGE -7 UNLESS i SIGNAL: I I WOULD SPEAK TO THIS v AMIR ALONE' I BETTER TURIi OUT AtiO LET THAT TREE PASS - - #HUP ! HERE COiHeS THE BMK OF TH ROAO ! OH! I FORGET TO FASTEN MYSAFeTYBELT!-- AH'ONMYF/ffST SOiO FLIGHT TOO! / LEARNED HOW TA CVWE ACL t HAVE TA DO ftOtflS SHAK£

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