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E D I T O R I A L S -- | No Japs Were Left to Hoist White Flog A S IN previous American campaigns against the Japanese, few Nipponese prisoners were taken in the bone-crusher offensive against the Marshall islands. But unlike earlier campaigns, in this instance the Jap couldn't have surrendered if he had desired. His only choice was to die for his emperor whether he wanted to or not. The reason is that most o£ the Mikado's defenders were dead even before a single American soldier or marine ever set foot on one of the Marshall islands. This was the lesson learned from Tarawa where we paid heav.Uy in American lives for inadequate "softening up." A total weight of bombs and shells--15,000 tons--never before equaled in history was dropped on the 3 little islands oE Kwajalein, Namur and Roi. The blasting of Kwajalein was begun 2 months before the invasion. The atoll was plastered with heavy bombs in 17 raids. Then, 3 days before the actual landing the bombardment from sea began. Big naval guns pounded the islands hour after hour, day and night, giving the enemy no respite. Tons upon tons of bombs were hurled down upon the Jap. His defenses were literally blown to bits. When our forces finally landed, their job was little more than a mop-up operation. One Associated Press correspondent who witnessed the devastation declared "the destruction is so terrible its effect on the observer is stunning. "No tree remains whole. No building is upright. The seaplane ramp is pitted ruin. The planes are burned pieces of Junk, worthless even for scrap. The dead are everywhere." In almost every amphibious operation it is the attacker who suffers the most heavily, but in the Marshalls operations the enemy lost 28 men for every American. No wonder the Jap is becoming panicky. THTANXJOUS Did You Know? By Frederic J. Haskin EDITOR'S NOTE -- Readers availmr themselves of tills service for question* of fact--not counsel--should sign their full name and address and inclose 3 eents for return posf»|e. Address (jlobe-Gazelle Information B u r e a u , Frederic I. Haskin, Uireetor, Washington, I). C. rcdbud ill the Divergent Interests IGNORING it doesn't alter the A fact that this country and Britain have an essentially different interest in and viewpoint toward Argentina. To the British Argentina is an extremely important source of foodstuffs; to America Argentina is a thorn in the side of pan-American unity. The British have huge investments in the Argentine, including railways 'and utilities. They buy most of the Argentine meat. In turn Argentina is a good customer of Britain's manufactured products because trade is a 2-way proposition always. Our country, in contrast, has limited investments in Argentina We do not need her meat or grain because we grow these products in surplusage for the world trade. It follows that unless Argentina cannot sell to us, she cannot buy from us in large quantity. Under the circumstances, it is | understandable why Britain is a bit loath to apply economic sanctions to Argentina. Food, now; and after the war, bulks larger in her thinking than nebulous considerations of American solidarity, or even Argentina's military potential. All of this constitutes a cold, hard fact. And the best thing to do to a cold, hard fact is to face it and proceed accordingly. * We can get tough with Eire for her policy of sheltering enemy spies and have Britain's support, because our interests coincide. But in getting tough with Argentina, it would be best not to count on too much active help from Britain. Look Out ,*,/ *. Below J1S The observation that "war is bringing Americans closer together" may have been originated by a man on a train or a bus. There's more than a little evidence that Franklin D. Roosevelt is more popular than either his party or his administration. A very considerable part of the Japanese navy must be finding navigation a bit difficult--at the bottom of the sea. Evidence grows that that Ara-' bian pipeline is going to turn out to be an Ickes pipedream.' Only one person---Adolf Hitler --can say whether Rome will become a battleground. It's Up to Hitler rOPE PIUS has asked both the * axis and the united nations not to make Rome a battleground'. It's a fair proposal--but one which must be acted upon first by the Germans. Hitler's hordes have found haven in the Eternal City. They're there now in large numbers. And so long as they're there, it's understandable that our forces will fight them. That's war. Within the month the nazis sought like refuge in the ancient monastery at Cassino. Because they did, bombs were dropped on the Benedictine abbey. The blood was on Hitler's hands. Much fruitless blood was shed at Cassino before the shelling of sacred p r e c i n c t s opened. It's doubtful that this futility will be repealed. Old Arguments Fade I N A TIME when low incomes quite generally have been greatly increased by reason of the war, the old objections to' a federal sales tax have pretty much vanished into thin air. Chief oE these is that such a levy would weigh most heavily on those in the lower brackets. The clear-cut fact is that in the present situation four- fifths of the money which constitutes an inflationary threat is to be found in this area. Until there is a use of the federal sales tax. it can't be said that a realistic effort lias been made to finance the war as it is fought. Your Health By Logan Clendening, M. D. NEW ANAESTHESIA "TWILIGHT sleep" is a phrase that will be remembered by the older members of my audience. It made a big stir about 1910 and was widely heralded, before it was widely tried, as the discovery everyone had been waiting for. It consisted in the use of a hypodermic of morphine and scopalamine, just enough to produce a twilight state of consciousness in the mother with little pain and no remembrance of the delivery ol the baby. When it was tried out, however, it was found to be dangerous, resulting in many babies born dead; it was generally unsatisfactory and another dream was wrecked. The essential difficulty in ob- aining an anaesthetic for child- jirth is that the pains of labor are the contractions of the womb and the contractions of the womb are what push the baby out. To obtain an anaesthetic with selec- :ive action (stopping pain, and no stopping the womb contractions lias been the goal and the prob lem. From all reports from the mos conservative and reliable sources however, it looks as if this age long dream of men for a methoi that would render childbirt: painless and still safe has been accomplished. This is called con tinuous caudal anaesthesia. The new method was the resul of a good deal of research in an aesthesia that has gone on sine the twilight sleep days. Most im portant precedent was the metho of surgical spinal anaesthesia, b. which the anaesthetic is intro duced into the spinal cana through one of the apertures i the vertebral column.,The result i complete anaesthesia from th neck down, the patient r'etainin full consciousness. With the modern method of an aesthesia for childbirth the in jection is made in the regio around the lower end of the spin where the plexus of nerves tha supplies the womb and receive pain impulses is located. At firs a single injection was made, bu such a procedure reduced only th pains at the very end of child birth. Now with the continuon method, it is begun almost as soo as the first labor pains appear an injections are made about ever 45 minutes. The results are truly astonish ing to an old timer. The mothe lies in bed comfortably until jus before the delivery and yoe through the whole cxperienc without pain. The lime of labor i greatly shortened in most case in some down to an hour or three quarters of an hour. And all th quite safely. Many thousand delh cries by this method have bee made so that the results can b evaluated. Women who have had one or babies by older methods and the by this say the contrast is simpl indescribable--it is the differenc between pain and suffering an no pain at all. LENTEN REDUCING DIET Menu for Saturday, Brc.lktast--1 oran sliced--no sweetening. 1 slice toaslcd r crisp. 1 cup coflce--no cream or sugar. Luncheon --'.? cup fish t i m b a 1 c -- n snilcc. T j cup sliced cucumber on Icltu --lemon, vinepar or mineral oil drcsbin 1 enp tea--no cream or iuear. Dinner--Average helping calves brai --cook like ^vcelbrc'ads. 2 tablespoo Erccn bran?. '^ cup jcUo dessert, 1 sma cup ctJlfcc--no cream or sugar. OBSERVING ros and Cons Interesting Viewpoints From Our Exchanges gainst Socialized Medicine Emmetsburg Reporter: The at- lude of physicians oa the issue f socialized medicine has been ell described by Rear Adm. Ross . Mclntire, the president's per- mal physician. "It is my hope," e said, "that we shall never see ledicine subsidized by the 2°v- rnment. I Hope that the time ever comes when the practice of ledicine or anything that has to o with it comes under govern- lent control. It would be a dis- ster to this country. . ." mprovement Needed Estherville News: A recent sur- ey in 100 large cities revealed hat 41 per cent of the utensils sed in public eating places are ot sterilized. We hope to see leg- slation passed which will require olh this precaution in all eating stablishments catering to the ublic but also regular health xamination of all persons hand- ng food in public places. rials of an Editor Sheffield Press: For the most art, people want the newspaper o 'protect them against any un- avorable publicity, but they are erfectly willing, yes anxious, to ave the paper print "everything" hen their neighbor gets into rouble. Happy is the editor who as educated his community to expect" the newspaper to print he news. Co-Operation Will Be Needed Allison Tribune: Neighbors, more iian ever, will have to pool labor nd machinery, and by meeting ogether ahead - of the planting eason, they can undoubtedly gain much valuable advice as to what he nation's greatest needs will be and how they may plan to con- ribute their full share toward at- :aining the food goals. Business as Usual? Belmond Independent: With mil- ions of men in the armed services already and with the large numbers expecting to go in the near future, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to keep the "home fires burning cheerily" and "business as usual." 86 Years Younj Charles City Press: The editor is in receipt of a large number of mementoes on the occasion of becoming 86 years young. The event finds us feeling fine with 3 good square meals a day and in a good fighting spirit. \Vhen Johnny Comes Home Clear Lake Mirror: When Johnnie comes marching home--will he come to stay or remain only for a brief visit before he departs to establish his future home in some other section of the United States? Ilomcfront Is Solid Red Oak Express: Americans are behind their fighting men. They are producing the food and the machines beyond expectation and they are doing it voluntarily. That's the American way. Lindbergh Maintains Silence Osage Press: One of the prominent America First members, Charles Lindbergh, has at least not burdened the public with his questionable views. Appro vine a Bricker View Ft. Dodge Messenger: Governor Bricker is right: "The shield of our liberty is the freedom of the press." Here's Your Defense! Austin Herald: Temporary insanity sounds like a good plea in defense of making an incorrect income tax report. U'liy do for.sythhi and hushes bloom so early spring? They develop their blossom buds during the previous summer. Can a kangaroo swim? Yes. What portion of the world's area is dominated by the while race? By the end of the 19th century the white races, comprising one- third of the earth's population, held nine-tenths of its area. How many years of peace have there been in the history of mankind? x From U9S B. C. to l'861, there were 13 years of war for every year of peace. Since 1SG1 there has been no year in which :i war was not being wnged in some part of the world. Where is the longest trans-con- tinental railroad? It connects Leningrad and Vladivostok in the soviet union. Who is in command of the European theater . of war, Eisenhower or Montgomery? Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower is supreme commander for the European-African theater (western). Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery is commander of the British ground forces in the same theater. Is the price of radium decreasing? It dropped in 10 years from $3,500,000 an ounce to 5700,000. When was the term philately coined? A French stamp collector named Herpin is credited with making this word in 1865. How fast should an adult be able to read? A good adult reader should be able to read 250 to 300 words a minute of average non-fiction matter. Why is the final s not pronounced in Illinois? It follows French custom. How is the cost of advertising by radio determined? It depends upon the potential size of the audience, which in turn depends upon range of the station or network, and the time of day. What material is included in the Congressional Record besides the daily activities in the senate and house? There are roll calls on all questions, and an appendix. What Is B'nai B'rith? A Jewish fraternal organization for the inculcation of "charity, benevolence, and brotherly love" and the disregard of dogma and ceremonial custom. How far distant from the city of Los Angeles is the source of its water supply? Water is obtained by pumping from the Colorado river through a newly constructed 392-mile aqueduct. For a Successful Marriage pass along for the benefit of g i r l s contemplating marriage this bit of counsel given by Robert Quillen to his own daughter: '·If you are lucky enough to get a decent fellow who really loves you, the success of your marriage will depend altogether on you. "Woman's place is in the home. and she makes home what it is. Don't scold me for that; I didn't make the plan. Physically and psychologically, a normal woman is fitted, for homemaking, as a normal man is fitted to fight the world and bring home the bacon. Other arrangements may work, as a dog may walk on its hind legs, but not as well as the natural way. "Your man will think of you and home as two parts of the same thing. And you will make the atmosphere of home -- whether it i one of easy, happy comradeship or cold unfriendliness. You'll make him happy or make him feel chained. . . . You must think first of him -- always. "Now I can hear you cry: 'What about me? Have I no rights? I'm entitled to a little consideration, too.' "But wait. There is no place in marriage for selfishness. There is no 'me,' but only 'us.' Two people become one. A girl who is naturally and incurably selfish is a nat- VICTORY VERSES VOU MAV MTIY --M AMCMBC! wnotuiuHTrcouNct Song of o Maori Woman guarantee a smile for you ural-born spinster, and has no right to marry any man. "Marriage and home-making is a full-time job--except in time o£ war. You might have other interests and see your husband only once a week, and still remain peacefully married, provided he has quit loving you--but that isn't marriage. "He wants comradeship -- not mere companionship, but a comrade, a pal, a playmate. And if you won't be it, some smarter woman will." from this verse contribution received by this department from L. Ellis of Plymouth: My nose U just c»niin*n nose. Th«' somewtut plain and faenl; But now it is * n«ae no more. It It a monument. So Tourist, lake j u u r place in l i n e .%nd for i modest fee; You miy cub the noie that rubbed the nose Of Mrs. franklin If. An a w f u l (bought occurs to me-This tfaoufbt It really ntunnlng; Since my nose rubbed a Booietelt nose, Wilt It always keep on running? y Information, Please! 1. Stephen Foster was a native of Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arizona. 2. The South pole was discovered by Admiral Byrd, Roald Amundsen, Captain Cook, Father Hubbard. 3. An earthquake tremor is recorded on a Barograph, Tremolo, Seismograph, Pizzicato. . 4. A heliophobe is: A plant with large pink blossoms, A photograph taken by direct sunlight, A person who sunburns but docs not tan, A bird which migrates to follow the sun. ANSWERS-- 1. Pennsylvania. 2 Roald Amundsen. 3. Seismograph 4. A person who sunburns but does not tan. The Day's Bouquet To MRS. RICHARD E. --for completing a most successful term of office as president of the Mason City Woman's club. The organization is as lucky in its coming administration as in the one just completed, having elected Mrs. T. K. Davidson lo succeed Mrs. Romey. Maion City Globe-Gazette An A. W. LEE .NEWSPAFEB Issued Every Week Day by the Maton CItr Globe-Gazette Publishing Co. 121-123 East State Street Telephone 3300 Friday March 17, 1941 LEE P. LOOMIB - - - - Publisher W. EAKL HALL - .- JUnaiinj Edilor ENOCH A. NOBEX - - - City EdiUr LLOYD L. GE£K - Advertising M«r. Entered as second-class matter April 17, 1930, at Hie postofflce at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of AEarch 3. 1879. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS. Trio Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for rciHLblication of all- new.-: dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this papt-r add also the local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and CleaV Lake by year, S!0 Iason City and Clear Lake by week, 20c Outside 11X1 Mile year. $10: 6 months SS.50; 3 months $3; I monlh 51. Outside Mason C'ity and Clear Lake and W i t h i n JtH) Miles at Mason City and Outside of the Carrirr Districts ef Mason City and Clear Lake: ~ Per year by carrier- StO.OO Per week by carrier .. , . . . - . . S .2ft Per year by mail S1,QO By mail B months ..'.S3.7o By mail 3 months .S 2.00 By mail 1 monlh ...s .10 Editorial of Day A VIEW OF SUBSIDIES R AY JORGENSON in K1 e m m e Times: Subsidies are simply a direct grant, or government purchase at one price and resale at a lower price. They are the means o£ reducing the cost of food on the home front by paying the difference out of the federal treasury, with borrowed money. This means that the public on the home front, while receiving high wartime wages, would be permitted to postpone part of their grocery bills until after the war. at which time the millions of our armed forces would be home and compelled to pay a part o£ ou- postponed grocery bills. REMEMBER? From Globe-Gazette Files FORTY YEARS AGO The South Side meat market-3 Ibs. boneless corn beef for 25c. Seneca lodge, the romantic spot near the shore o£ the beautiful Saratoga of the west, which has been allowed to go to ruin and neglect, will be rebuilt and fitted up into the once comfortable retreat and will be improved up to its former coziness. Messrs. Ade Randall, Thos. Baxter, Charles Long and Frank McCormick went over today to begin the work of repairs. THIRTY YEARS AGO Fred Stone of the famous theatrical team, Montgomery and Stone, was the guest of honor ot the Cerro Gordo county gun club Saturday. Mr. Stone is an enthusiastic crack shot and competed with the members of the club. He had 4!) of his first 50 shots to his credit. Others competing were Foster, George Konvalinka, George Streetcr, J. M. Robertson and Leo Woisnak. Mrs. A. L. West on North Madison will entertain the Octagon club tomorrow afternoon. TWENTY YEARS AGO · New York--Nine radio stations in Great Britain, each using a different wave length, will begin broadcasting at 6 o'clock EST ail address by William Marconi which it is hoped will be heard around the world. Arrangements have been made with listeners with special receiving sets in California and Shanghai, China, to cable at once if they are able to hear the address. If they are successful radio will have covered the world. German Money--Genuine Reich banknote. Send £1 and T will send you 20 notes of 100,000. E. F. French, Otranto. Iowa. ADV. TEN YEARS AGO Mrs. O. A. Mcrkcl. Mrs. R. .1. Hughes, Mrs. Jack Dickinson. Mrs. S. V. Greene, Mrs. Catherine Clark. Mrs. J. A. Gashcl, Mrs. T. M. Hilton. Mrs. P. R. Donaldson, Mrs. R. R. Ncsje. Mrs. D. G. Klempnaucr and Mrs. E. C. Sullivan represented the local Parent-Teacher association at the Fort Dodge convention Friday. Francis DeSart Thursday night told the Y's Men's club, of which he is a member, how the bandits entered the First National bank and took him for a ride as hostage. Clover Couplets 8y Ray Murray of Buffalo Center IT'S WHAT YOU ^IAKK IT If ou can nn White -.njod Then yrtTII p earthy W h e n a l i g n e d I n j o u hcrr l v fit A thin;* r u t h heavenly h t r l h . KILL YOU PLEASE DROP THAT FETCH. RAL? WE'RE FRIENDS HEY, CHUM/ STOP YELUNG FOR AMOMENTANP LISTEN/ WE'RE ALLIES.. .AM ERICMNS/ AMER1CAN1.'SMACK! VVHV... SMACK..-YOU NOT SAY SO BEFORE? GUY'S ACTUALLV CRYING...H THAT MAP OUR TEACHER TOLL) ME tXJ UAVErJT BEEN TUEBE R3ft TUBEE WEEKS. -UT i DlDNT TUIKUC "iCXJ wRE POLLING THIS oLo GAG ow us - ear TOUP OF MUSIC LESSONS. MERE STAHn»WYOU ON PIANOIb VtXi «UO»JY TO SNEAK YOOR SKATES OUT IN THAT INSTRUMENT' f-roBE STAC TING Foe ·rtXJQ VIOULH LESSON, -SMt IT '__,--· OP A MAM SETS A ·MOUNG MAN, I'M NOT CANTDOITjMa.UPCHIM.' T CHECK ON ME .'I TOO MUCH DEPENDS ON / WHO-V«O-OH,THlS, DOING THIS RjSj-rT. JAKE / IS INSUFFERABLE- CVEPilF YOU UKE,BUT I A BOY.'TO CHECK IXC HAVE TO BE HERE ^~? ON MB If · TO CHECK ON VOO-' -SO VCU SEE VfHAT IT MEANS TO KEEP THE CLOSEST CHECK ON EACH Oi£ OS GAUGE THE WRONS MAN SETS HOLD OP ONE -- YES, YES, SON, YOU GO INTO DETAIL.. NOWCLEABOUT MI5WH DOAK5 HAS TH' BULL BY TH' TAIL/ TKAT5 BULLY^ MISTAH DOAK5/ AU.7HS PRETTY PICTUCES OF WiSrSCUTE , OF HH2 SWUNG: GIMMET TH5M PHOTOS." NOSOOy CAN CABtZY UP, BRICK ? THE OLD BOY ARRE5TJNGUS? I HE StKS HE. JUST WANTS V TO'ESCORT' US TO TOWN THE TINY BAND OF FIVE SUDOENLY FINDS ITSELF MOVING FORWARD , FLANKED ON EACH SIDE BY SCORES OF FIERCE-LOOKING SILENT HORSEMEN - WAT A SHtMM MO H*G?Mfi IS TERRIBLE, 6UT THIS jeep is SHELL! I CAtfT S££ MMD CURVE MEAD, BUT SO Mm? i wonr cross tt/ BOOGES TXLI GET TO 'ft!! . JfHE JEEf HITS A BWV OH me

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