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E D I T O R I A L S -A Story Designed to Tell You How You Con Moke Inflation Sure fHE bus in a Wisconsin war in* dustry center was jammed with workers enroute to their dixy's job. Two women seated near a reporter .·were talking. Here's what he beard: . "Gee, kid. I see you're wearing your fur coat to work now. How come?" commented one of the women. "1 got a new one-i-in fact, I got 2 new ones, and are they honeys!" said the 2nd woman. "Two fur coats at one time? Are you ever the old spendthrift How come?" "Well," said the woman war worker No. 1, "I couldn't decide which one I liked the best so I bought both. And one 'of them is fox." ' . The fur coat the woman was wearing was an attractive, apparently little-worn garment. Yet that woman had just gone out and purchased 2 new fur coats. That is one reason why the government and clear-thinking private citizens are so worried about inflation. · . Thousand* of war workers, such as the woman on the bus, are earning high wages--much more than they ever, before earned and . much more than they will ever earn ill peacetime. ! Many of them, apparently somewhat intoxicated by their sudden and terrific increase in income, are spending their money right and left with no-regard for their needs arid future security. They seem to spend just for the fun of spending. This huge increase in the income ot a large segment of the nation's population is the biggest inflationary threat existing in this country today. Though they do not realize it, these profligate spenders are hurting themselves. Their Spending tremendously increases the demand for items qf which there are already shortages, sending prices ever upward, and sending the real value of their ^dollars ever downward. That extra money belongs in war bonds and savings accounts-not down the rat hole of inflation. OLD MAN RIVERS Below Britain's consideration of cradle-to-grave security program has reached the point of inquiring who's going 'to take care-of the government while the government is busy taking care of everybody else. · « · · · Up to the time of going to press, no reports had reached us of any bands' being out to celebrate Frances Perkins' reappointment as secretary ot labor. * * * New Jersey has started a stated- wide campaign against owls. If that old bird is as wise as it's reputed to be, it will become migratory. ' " Pros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges Still Hich ' Swea City Herald: W i t h our prairie sloughs long since drained put, It is interesting to notice Iowa is 9th among the 48 states in the sale of federal duck stamps. Minnesota with its 10,000 lakes is 1st, and is followed by 'California, Did You Know? -. By The Raskin Service EDITOR'S MOTE--XeXm aialliaf .themielvM » Ibis itnrtt* fa «anuu ·I f»ct--art eatnstl--«k«sjU clfsi Iktil . full nama an* mttita ut IndMt 1 ctals l*r r « t « r » fttUft. Aitnt* Gl*«-Gasetta XassnuUM B a r o i , r7l!Uiift«,,'D. C. On what side should the tas*el of- a mortarboard bane? ! The tassel usually hangs over the left front of the cap. How inany telephone conversations can be transmitted by a tingle telephone wire? By means of coaxial cable, it is possible to transmit about 500 2- way telephone conversations simultaneously. · How old WM Jean Henri Fabre when: he died? - The great Trench naturalist died In 1915 at the ripe age of 92. Are there any Negro'war cor- respondentaf : A number of Negro reporters have been accredited and sent abroad. The first one to go to the war front was Edgar' T. Rouzeau sent by the Pittsburgh Courier. What is the total national debt? On Nov. 1, 1944, it amounted to $210,244,057,510.19. Is the word "around" correctly used in the sentence, "It will take around 2 hours?" · · . ' "Around" should not be used to mfran approximate. "It will take about 2 hours" is correct. What are the duUea of » MCT- lee company in the army? It is a unit within an organization concerned with its equipment, utilities and materiel. It may-also provide supply and baggage transport.. · - · ' · ' Is a veterinary course given by the army? Only graduates of accredited c o l l e g e s offering veterinary ' OBSERVING The Man Who Came Back received the f o l l o w i n g poem by H. F. B; from a Mason City ; reader and pass 'it on to other readers as an effort to "reveal the feelings of' a man who has come back from the battle front: , DM ye* eVer talk la a man whe ha* come back Frem the flsBtlac sane over thcreT Be always had been a Urbi.hearled boy, b a happy «are-free air. It ke had dieasae »at Ylslons^-yan never kne*. ' Be always leak work eay, U there waa : werk t* · ·:·' at new--ye*, sea · feet ere yea' a» ma grown la^, ' · · ' ' His theuhts are la lar away flaeet-- As t»V he had hear* a call. N» mere' the carefree la* from elty, farm er town, ' ·' i . " : He has facet death ant seen Us eossrades te dawn. He ha* marched many miles with ·pack en Us back; He has labs tke snew r mad an* allme. H* baa dedfed fer eever from the .nelsy aek-tek. Net ante--tat many a time. He has aetn starrlnr children 'and eU folks tee, Beech *et fer a erost ef brea*--mest any. (hint will it. Yea rath te shake btj band--you are fla* to see. That he It sale--back here in the land i the free.. Bat sUU yea itand In awe--f this ma · srewn tall. Tea hesitate 4* aik what'he has done; An* he won't teU yoo--this §rlm face He has learned the ksean tt tUtatt. Be Is still Ustenlnc, fer the aemnd-- Ot shells huntuc ·warhead--uder- "SAFETY TAKES THE DENT OUT OF ACCIDENT" CERRO GORDO COUNTY SAFETY. COUNCIL 'o more tbe vlifons and areami, That once he hid. i DOW b*s a goal lo-make-A' land to Iroo--lioa tyranti take-- Tkeae terrerljod people aai make tkom i " aoe. . ; · Tbat tkey can walk the earth «r »*il Ike M*. Tkea Ulo maa oaa come k.me, anl-- Onto Iiuro «n4 work to to; A rebalKlnr of home an tlrnlde-- With tko kelp of me a ni yon. --V-Nazi Appreciation » think one of the 'most amusing stories to come out of Paris since its liberation is one having to do with a middle-aged French officer and a luftwaffe colonel. For 4 years the French officer had lived in London, sighing for the comforts of his Paris apartment and the amaginative cuisine of his admirable cook, Celeste When his exile ended, he headec for Paris and the Boulevard Malesherbes--expecting the worst. Bu Celeste herself opened the door beaming. the occupation. Naturally, the .partment had been occupied by a boche. But would monsieur ob- erye the art masterpieces still in their .accustomed places on the walls? Would he note the bookcases where the rare editions were ntact, and the furnishings, unmarred by so much'as a scratch or a scuff. Moreover, Celeste added, :he boche had paid her the customary stipend, seasoned with compliments for her cooking. The Prussian colonel had departed only the day before. In stiff but correct French, he had left this note: "My dear Monsieur: \ "Although I have not had the pleasure of making your acquaint' ince, I feel as if I know you well through your taste in books, pictures, and cooking, all admirable. I .have enjoyed thoroughly the years of your life which they have enabled -me to live. · "Now, circumstances suggesl that I begin a journey towarc Berlin. I anticipate that you, too may shortly be visiting Berlin. In such case, may I suggest that you arrange to be quartered in. apartment near the Grunewald? To be sure, it cannot equal the perfection of your own, but then are good books, a few interesting prints, comfortable furniture, trust they may help recompense The Day's Bouquet you for a 2nd unavoidable ab To THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF CERRO GORDO COUNTY-for theiivsupport of and participation in the program of the Tunibr Red Cross, providing aid to the boys and girls in wartoru nations in all sections of the globe and thus demonstrating the principle of world co-operation. Mason City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE NEWSPAPER Issued Ivery Week Day by U)» GLOBE-GAZETTE PUBLISHING CO. 121-123 Eart State Street Telephone WOO LIE P. LOOM1S .' Pobllsbet W. EA»L BALI. ....Manatfn« Editor ENOCH A. NOBCM ......CUy Editor LLOXD L. GEES ...AdvertUUf Mir. Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1945 Entered u tcecnd-dau marter Agra 17, 1930. at the postoUlce at Ua»n City. Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Associated Press is exclusively entttltd to Uie use for reputllcatton ot all news dlipatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper and aho tho local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION RATES; Maion City and Clear Uk« by year. (10 Mason CUr *°d Clear Lake by week, ZOo Ontsldo 100 -Mile Zone--Per year $10; 6 months 35.50: 3 months $3; 1 month tl. Outside Mason City and Clear Lake and Wttliln 100 Miles ot Mason City and Oat- tldo of tHo Carrier Districts of Mason City and Clear Lake: Per year by carrier ; 310.00 Per week by carrier. ............... '.20 Per year by mall * 7.00 By mail 8 months * 3.75 By mall 3 months n . s 2.00 By mail 1 month, f .70 Michigan, Texas While north Iowa and still Illinois, provides Your Health By Logon Clendening, M. D. The '^Other Side" A S a matter of journalistic fairness--giving space for the "other side" of the story--we are reproducing herewith an editorial out of the current New Republic, magazine for liberals,-on the recent Elliott Roosevelt dog incident: "We are 'extremely sorry that three soldiers were removed.from an army transport .plane to give the space to a.big dog .belonging to Col. Elliott Roosevelt,It was theiresult of a.wretched.piece:of bureaucratic officiousness. Having expressed our proper indignation, however, we would rise to remark: "1. The plane was not supposed to-carry passengers, and the soldiers were just hitch-hiking. , "2. The man who gave the dog a high priority couldn't possibly have known that .it-would cause soldiers to be put off. '· "3. The man who put the soldiers off was acting under rules which he was not entitled to waive. "4. CoL iRoosevelt didn't know the soldiers would be put off and didn't want this done. "5. Neither did his wife. "8. Neither did the president's wife. . . - . . ' "7. Neither did the president.' "We are aware, however, that none of these explanations will do any good with the newspaper editors of the hate-Roosevelt school, who have done their best to create an impression that the president sat up nights plotting to put the soldiers off the plane and rubbed his hands in glee when the. foul deed was-done." DIABETES I DON'T know whether it is due to the doctor shortage, that people simply do not go to doctors, and gossip about sickness has be' come entirely based on ignorance and superstition, or whether it is necessary to keep up' our educational campaigns year after year, but which ever the cause, my correspondence in the last 6 months is filled with question that do not seem to me possible for an enlightened country to be asking. · For instance, almost every day I get a letter asking--"Is there anything that can be done for diabetes?" - · ' . · · ' · That, as I say, is a.question it doesn't seem possible to me that anyone would ask in the modern world. Not only have we for years been, 'teaching people.' about the care of diabetes, but about 20 years ago with the discovery of' insulin-in a.Canadian hospital, one of the great triumphs of modern medicine in the control of diabetes was accomplished. Only a few months ago Dr. Banting, the chief discoverer of insulin, was killed in line of duty ..in an airplane accident and the whole story was in the papers agaip. How is it possible lor people to forget so soon? Well, I am going to assume.that it is because education of the public on medical matters has to be renewed every so often. and will publish a few articles on the modern treatment of diabetes. In the first place, it is a very common condition. It occurs in people of all ages and sexes, although the majority ot cases occur in those over 50 years of age. If you get to that age there is about a one to a thousand chance that you will acquire the condition before long. The essential nature of the con- nesting places for water fowl, the great part of the natural breeding grounds lies along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers at the eastern and western borders of the state. A Tough One Marshalltown Times - Republican: Chester Bowles, head of O. P. has taken upon- himself a pretty tough assignment in attempting to lower the price of clothes and at the same time improve the quality. Although the cost of living has been held within a 1 per cent rise within the past 18 months and the cost of-food has declined ev,er so slightly, the cost of clothing has g o n e up 11 per cent. Reminder Muscatine Journal: As our contribution to the general chorus of optimism we should like to repeat a classic definition by General Eisenhower: "War Is like pushing a heavily loaded wagon up a steep hin in a fog and never knowing when you are going to reach the top. So you have to push like hell all the time." . x Word of Caution Washington Post: Until the German army begins to show signs of crumbling, until we are confronted by what looks like an epidemic of surrender," until, in other words, the wehrmacht begins to lose the characteristics of an army .in. being, any assumption that the war will end soon .continues to be courses are accepted'in the veterinary corps of the army and only graduate- veterinarians are commissioned in the corps. The army does not train enlisted personnel for commissions as veterinarians, May a wounded soldier who I recuperating 1 in a hospital In the V. S. be moved to one nearer his home? The w a r department says its policy is to transfer a soldier who has returned from overseas and needs further hospitalization to the hospital nearest his h( which specializes in the treatment of his particular injury "" ·"'- ability. [N the past Germans have done their fighting on the soil of Germans Feel War I other people. In World war I they yelled "uncle" when their own land was imperiled. Before starting this war, they felt they had reasonable assurance their homeland would be spared. But that isn't the way it's worked out For the past 3 years the German cities have taken a terrific pasting from the air. Berlin 1 and every other industrial center is a shambles. Approximately 5 times as much explosive has fallen on the German capital as on London. And more.than half the buildings of London bear some war blemish. More than that invading armies have entered Germany from both the east and the west. A giant vise is being applied on these people who worshiped Mars -- when it was somebody else who felt the devastating hand of war. .War in all of its grim reality has been brought directly home to dition is that the body has lost its ability to burn sugars and starches completely. Since our rate of speed is almost as much dependent on burning sugars and starches as an automobile's speed is dependent on burning gasoline this is fairly serious. It slows one up and makes for one of the prominent symptoms of diabetes--fatigue. The cause of this defect is understood when we study the normal way the body has of utilizing sugars and starches. Before any of these foods can be used by the body engine--and this includes most parts of the fruits and vegetables, bread, cereals, sugar, molasses, griddle cakes, crackers and soft drinks that you take in-they are all turned to a very simple sugar, glucose, and stored in the liver and muscles. It is not unlike refining petroleum and storing it in the tank of your automobile. Then when a muscle, which is the energy-engine part of your mechanism, wants to burn some of. this hi- octane material it calls to the liver for it, and when the glucose arrives in the muscle it is sparked by a substance produced in certain dangerously wishful thinking. Farmers Know · Clear Lake Reporter: A recent report of the bureau of agricultural economics shows that all farm raeri ayerage 60 hours work a week last year and put in 68 hours a week during May and October. The farmer knows what work is, perhaps a little better than his town friend. Serious Fault Waterloo Iaily Courier: S i n c e the army, even in peacetime, should have proper designs for winter footwear, it is difficult to understand h o w it has been caught with inferior equipment at this late date. We hope and trust that the fault will quicky be corrected. Precaution Sioux City Journal: A commentator recently said the third world war would roar up out of South America. Well., how about our getting that thing in Argentina straightened out before our neighbors and the nazis go too far with their conspiracy against the peace of the world? Farm Machinery Boone News-Republican: Department of agriculture estimates that farmers would spend more than a billion dollars for new machinery in 1945 if they could get it. Unfortunately the supply will be very short, but manufacturers are expected to make up for lost time after the war. · these people who made Mars their god in all their planning, their literature, their government, their education and their daily lives. Fight Against Polio \1TE are glad that once again the ' * residents of this community are opening their hearts and their pocketbooks In the annual campaign to raise funds to fight infantile paralysis. Our community has been fortunate thus far and we certainly hope it will continue so in the future, but we have an obligation to join in fighting this enemy. cells of the pancreas called insulin. Of course oxygen carried by the blood from the lungs also has to be present. The chemical. reaction is roughly--glucose --'oxygen--insulin. The defect in the diabetic patient is that his pancreas does not manufacture insulin sufficiently. Hence glucose remains unbumed in the muscle and passes into the blood to be carried off by the kidneys in the urine. That is why the final test for diabetes is glucose in the urine. In treatment it is obvious that there are 2 things to do--either run the engine on less glucose, which m e a n s cutting down starches and sugars in the diet, or supply more insulin. Editorial of Day NO FRIENDS IN NORWAY MARSHAIiTOWN TIMES-HE- 1" PUBLICAN: Reports of k conference between Hitler and Quisling say Hitler has guaranteed the independence of Norway after victory. Norwegians are making it hot for the German army of occupation and this is an effort to calm the Norwegians down. With the red armies within 100 miles of Berlin it is laughable for Hitler or Quisling to speak of German victory. What the nazis are fishing for is a friend or 2 somewhere in the world who will say a kind word for them when they have to surrender. I They will never find any such friend among the loyal Norwegians who have been robbed, battered iand slaughtered by Quisling and other nazi commanders at Hitler's orders. L Or saajH--rlrtt tht» « ta« irtul. sence from the perfection of your Grayer and thinner, but with Ha haa ttt* tk* tlrrara tl war. sparkling eyes, Celeste reported on Tala «ne care-free U*. '=U«t HAS rWNTX Of rYHAT IT TAKES«.rVX*A»lRU/ J VSMEN9S8, WHEN THE NIPS ANPSHe.--.rW/ TH6 5TATES.rViUl.UWK SWELL Tl? HER....AFTER' ALL TKAT TIME ?N A . JAP HELD ISLAND.. A PRISONER OP TH05E J x- ;., iveee ...JUST CELIA AMP I, CN AN ISIE I ...SHE OTP SAV SHE IIKEP/ ME c»J^f^y^N» HSR, .--^ ) THE OLD BOOST. WON'T 8E THE 6AMS..WV1EN Olie SAL A WATEC-VJ1NGS, EPFJFMAe T£ TUIW ICE AND ,M MO CHANCES OM ffOINf TURD.' U6Y, KMOTUAlfV VOHV FO YO' VUEAOIM' THOSE: COMTRAPSHUNS? TrIAT LAD MEANT NO GOODS i SEE! i , MIGHT HAVE KNOWN! YES, BETH: MY MONEY; MYTOCKETBOOK CRYOUT.'YOUTB the sermon on "I play no HE'S TAKEN EVERYTHIHG! the civilized services and -AMD MAKES7HECEEaaiEEVaHISH,WUCH 10 HELUES -BOT1HESCKCEKE5S \W5VES HER WAND-- TURNED HIS F2KHTENED SHEP.AHD TDFUTAU BJDTO MORCAWAS A FINE TEAM-MAM- WEWANTTDBE NCW'-TCULMEAIJ. ABCXjT HOLLYWOOD THREE'S ATRAFF1C JAM/ Westmghouse whose station TRAPCATCHESWOIF CNEBAND SWIMS OJVINNIES to women than WHILE FIVE MlRSOf EVE60M EARTH 5TOWN1M WWIETY TO VIEW THE EVENT · LUNA, ANCIENT, SILVERY QUEEN OP NIGHT IS ABOUT TO HAVE A VlSfTOR A TINY, METALLIC STRANGER PROW SPA · A HURRICANE OF LOH6-EM), UMM* DUST R15ES,AS THE SPACE CRAFT SETTLES TO THE MOOM5 SURFACE « the warlords told the house MCH/tiTAM IF [ -Jl/ST FOLLOW mey KEEP OP.' ··- LSAD ME BACK TO CIVILIZATION'- st/ee (PI/FF) FAST.' REMEMBER? FORTY YEARS AGO Four little boys invited to the platform and standing in a by the side of the pulpit while T ^ Evangelist Sunday poured hot shot of invective and statistics into the arguments pf the saloon gang or pictured that perhaps these four would be asked to make up the 2,000,000 boys started for drunkard's graves during the year 1905 proved the climax ' " temperance gospel Monday night. . . favorites, I'm after the devil," Mr. Sunday and then read from Matthew of the devils which left the men for the swine. That is the way the sermon- on the liquor traffic began. THIRTY YEARS AGO Two days have been set aside by Pope Benedict XV to be devoted by Catholic '-* laity throughout world to special prayers for restoration of peace in Europe. Some unknown person or persons broke open the cash drawer hi the offices of the Decker Packing plant Friday night and took therefrom the sum "of .46 cents which was all of the "cash on hand" at the plant. . . . Where the robbers entered is a mystery as no doors or windows were forced. : TWENTY YEARS AGO New York--A human voice rode the air across the continent yesterday, crossed the delivered its message to hundreds of thousands of persons in Australia, more than 9,000 miles away. of . the through Officials company, KDKA at Pittsburgh the test was made, declared the achievement to be the greatest in radio history. Minneapolis--The:whole race is degenerating by the use of tobacco, according to physicist at Minnesota, harmful because of their bodily difference. . . . Unless milady lays down her cigaret, the next generation will be meager'and feeble and less animated than the present generation, he declares. TEN YEARS AGO Tokyo--A rising tide of military expenditures may face the Japanese people for corne, of representatives the menace of soviet activities near Manchou- kuo's frontiers, intimated that Japanese forces in Manchoukuo would bs increased. Mark Harpster, electrical superintendent of the Peoples' Gas and Electric compaVy, was in Des Moines Tuesday attending a hearing of the state railroad commission, which granted the local utility the right to construct five and a half miles of electrical lines in rural territory. The line is to be S. W. of Mason City. Furrowed Fancies By Roy Murray of Buffalo Center THE OTHER WAT BOUND You hear folks complain they are missing renown Since they happen to live In a little town But oft I've observed In their ups and their downs Alas, we find some folks Too small for small towns.

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