The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on March 16, 1944 · Page 16
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 16

Mason City, Iowa
Issue Date:
Thursday, March 16, 1944
Page 16
Start Free Trial

Page 16 article text (OCR)

16 Thursday, March 16, 19U|Of a device which may prove of MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Offhand Remark Leads to Device for Injured Chicago, (U.R)--The thoughtless remark made by a physician in Indianapolis has led to invention inestimable help to disabled veterans of this war, according to the Journal of the American Medical association. Dr. John R. Brayton, writing to the editor, discloses how he told a one-armed patient to wash his hand. The patient replied, "I can't." As a result, Dr. Braylon has offered to manufacturers a simple device consisting of 2 vacuum cups fastened to the back of a brush. The one-armed person fastens the brush above any washstand and washes by rubbing his hand back and forth on it. Recent estimates are that 13 per cent of the men reporting for induction are mentally or emotionally disqualified. SPORTLE1GH THOROUGHBRED CLASSICS Exclusive With Us 24 95 BOY COATS- CHESTERFIELDS-Your Sportleigh coat order for the Spring season : . . VANILLA BEiGE . . . is beautiful 100% wool camel's hair and topcoat- ing, featured in the classic Boy Coat and the Chesterfield. Sizes 10 to 20. Featured in Mademoiselle^Poge 36 BRIGHT COLORFUL SUITS FOR EASTER AND LONG AFTER 95 24 Others 14.95 and up A "must" in any wardrobe . . . one of our beautifully tailored suits. Choose a classic man tailored style or one of , the new cardigans. Each is tops in its own class. New spring colors. All sizes. CAPTIVATING NEW EASTER DRESSES 10 EVER SO PRETTY BLOUSES Your blouse choice for Easter and long after. Joan Kenleys 'make your suit smarter . . . there's something about them that's different. White and pastels. Sizes 32 to 42. ALLIED AIMS IN ITALY ACHIEVED Stimson Lists Broad Strategic Purposes Washington, Wj--Secretary of War Stimson, taking notice of recent criticism of slow progress in the Italian campaign, asserted Thursday' that all of the broad strategic purposes of the allies in Italy have been achieved. These objectives and achieve- menas he listed as: (1) Opening of the Mediterranean to allied shipping. (2) Knocking Italy out of the war as an axis partner. (3) Seizure of air basis in southern Italy. (4) Allied control of a large part of the Adriatic. (5) Indiirect help to the soviet winter campaign by pinning down 19 German divisions on the Italian front, and (6) Inflicting casualties on the German forces substantially in excess of allied casualties. Weather alone, the secretary said, has caused slow progress in the mountainous area, with rain, snow and mud bogging.not only ground forces but aircraft. For instance, he said that Wednesday's concentrated blasting of Cassino was played for 2 weeks ago, but weather conditions delayed it. Stimson said a complete report from the military command on the scene gives positive evidence that the German army was using the Monte Cassino abbey as part or its main defense line. Begin Discussing Plan for Auto Industry's Eventual Reconversion Washington, (U.R)--War production Board Chairman Donald M. Nelson, who gave the order 2 years ago that hulled manufacture of passenger cars, is now preparing for the ·eventual re- conversion of the automobile industry. He is forming an advisory committee, composed of the top officials in each company that made passenger cars before the war, to consult with WPB officials on the problems the changeover to peacetime production will bring with it. The first meeting will be next month. In announcing plans for the committee, Nelson cautioned that his move should not be interpreted as an indication that the government is planning to allow resumption of passenger car production at any specified time. Meanwhile, a WPB spokesman denied reports that production of a limited number of automobiles would begin in the next 6 months. The automobile industry, he said, will probably be among the last to feel the effects of cutbacks in munitions. He pointed out that most of the industry is producing aircraft units, and that aircraft production would undoubtedly continue at its present peak long after the collapse of Germany. The quantity of asbestos mined in the United States averages between !'/ and 4 per cent of the amount fabricated into various products, such as textiles and shingles, by American manufacturers. A large amount of the imported asbestos comes from Canada, which has large deposits near Thetford. George Washington vetoed but 2 bills during his presidency. FINAL SAFETY COURSE MONDAY P. T. A. Group to Meet at Y. M. at I : 30 p. m. Sgt. Lou Krieger of the Iowa State Highway patrol will present the final course of the P. T. A. safety educational course Monday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Y. M. C. A. A digest of motor vehicle laws and regulations will be presented, together with a study of tlis motor vehicle laws as applied to autos, trucks and pedestrians, and the meaning of designs and colors of highway and traffic signs. Since this is the final course of the program, a number of suggestions for home safety also will be presented, aimed at reducing ac- cidents in 1944 to aid with the war effort. Give Croxv Bounty York, S. Car., (U.R)--Crows are so numerous in York country that York state legislators have introduced a bill in the South Carolina general assembly to provide payment of 20 cents for each crow killed In the county. GIVE TO THE RED CROSS HU6HIS STOIE Many Think Negro Denied Equal Chance Denver--Even in wartime, a majority of Americans think that Negroes do not" have the same chance as white people to make a good living in the United States. Today this opinion is held by 53 out of every 100 civilian adults, while 44 think Negroes do have an equal chance and only 3 are undecided. These facts are revealed by nation-wide survey results just released by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Denver. Persons who believe Negroes do not have an equal chance to make a HvinK were asked to give their reasons. The largest group mention racial prejudice and discrimination--the fact that many white people look down upon Negroes as their inferiors or dislike the Negro race because of their color. Others specify economic discrimination and the fact that some whites object to working with Negroes. A considerable number of respondents speak of unequal educational opportunities available to Negroes. Others, however, hold that Negroes lack the capacity or' ambition to take advantage of op- ' portunities when offered. Some respondents believe Negroes have more opportunities in the North than in the South. Others think that their background of slavery is still a handicap to Negroes. The more education a person has, the more likely he is to believe that Negroes do not have equal economic opportunities. Seventy-three per cent of persons with a coUege background, 55 per cent of those with a high school background, and 40 per cent of persons with less education answer "No" to the following question: "Do you think Negroes have the same chance as white people to make a good living in this country?" Others 7.95 and up Feel and look like spring ... in one of our lovely new dresses . . . as colorful as an artist's palette. Crepes, rayon jerseys and combinations. Navy, black and pastels. All sizes. Total Cross- Section By Education College High school Less Yes Unde- No cided 44% 53% 3% 26 43 55 73 55 1 NEW BAGS Smart fabric and leather bags to add the finishing touch. Lovely spring colors. 2.98 2.98 Others 1.49 and up It is interesting to note that almost every person interviewed has an opinion on this subject. The "Undecided" vote, even among persons with little education, is unusually small. As might be expected, the sharpest difference of opinion on this question is between whites and Negroes. Of all those interviewed. 47 per cent of whites and only 12 per cent of Negroes say that the 2 races have an equal chance to make a food living in this country. Fifty per cent of whites and 85 per cent of Negroes say economic opportunities are unequal. White people living in the southern states give a higher "Yes" vote ;han any other group included in .he survey--60 per cent- The difference in response between southern and northern Negroes is not significant; only 1 per cent more in the South say opportunities are unequal. HARD-WORKING DRUMMER Discovery of a drumhead originally belonging to the drum used in the Washington Prairie band brought back memories to some residents. The drumhead was one broken out at the wedding of Anna Brown and Christian Hildahl in 1896. The words WASHINGTON PRAIRIE BAND in red letters are not very plain and the word CORNET in black across the center of the drumhead is also dim. Will Linnevold, Washington Prairie farmer, remembers the Hildahl-Brown wedding as he became director of the band on the day of the wedding. The drumhead was discovered in the Washington Prairie parsonage. Send Good Tidings Columbia, S. Car.. (U.P.I--Mrs. S. K. Campbell. West Columbia, S. Car., received 86 letters from listening stations over the United States, informing her that a Tokyo broadcast had announced that her brother, Lt. James A. Campbell was a prisoner of war. 29.95 All-wool fabrics appeaiingly styled . . New pastels to complement your complexion.. Softly tailored suits .. also cardigans I/lie \Jur 29.95 Designed to Fit Comfortably over Suits . . Selected Woolens in Spring's Smartest Colors Bl««lc or Navy with Lingerie Printed Crepes . . Butcher Linens HUGHES 3 SOUTH FEDERAL

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page