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MASON CITY GLOBC-GAZETT1, DECEMBER 15 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE NIWSPAPEE Issued Every Week Day by th« MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East Stat* Street Telephone No. 3800 P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W. EARL WATT. - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOKEM -• - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as second-clan matter April 17. 1«30, at the post- office at Mason City, Iowa, under the act of March 3, 1879. MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication ot all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all local new*. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with Des Moines new. and business offices at 405 Shops Building, Mason City and Clear by the week SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year J7.00 OUTSIDE MASON CITY AXD CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier $7.00 By mail 6 months ... Per week by carrier . ...S .15 By mail 3 months ... Per year" by mail J4.00 By mail 1 month ... OUTSIDE m MILE ZONE Per year JS.OO Six month — $3.25 Three months... .$1.75 Lake, I .15 . .$2.25 . -$1.25 ..$ .50 A Problem of Coal Mining P ENNSYLVANIA has been long-suffering in tha face of one distressing condition in its coal fields—too long-suffering. While one important segment of its population struggles for higher wages and improved living conditions for miners legitimately employed, another group discounts the chances of this by trafficking in what has become known as "bootleg coal." John T. Flynr, a featured writer on government and economics for Collier's, gave attention to this subject in a recent issue, suggesting the possibility of "civil war'' if Governor Earle and other state officials continue their policy of "running away" from the bootleg coal problem. His survey revealed that 20,000 men are thus engaged and that about $32,000,000 worth of hard coal is stolen annually. "It is all done in the open;" he wrote, "yet the police pay no attention to it. Business people of the region buy the coal at bootleg prices and approve the bootleggers. Even some of the churches are warmed with stolen coal as his reverence preaches stoutly that 'Thou shall not steal,' Prosecuting officers refuse to act. Grand juries refuse to indict If an occasional justice of the peace sends a bootlegger to jail for trespass the sheriff lets him out the back door." The current serious situation is an outgrowth of an old tradition which permitted unemployed miners to take coal for themselves from the refuse banks, Flynn says. As it developed during the depression, with the consequent closing down of mines and the consolidation of operations which resulted in greatly increased unemployment, the miners began opening up croppihgs of coal near the surface and mining it themselves for sale. "On the road to Harrisburg there is hole after hole," Flynn states, "literally hundreds if not thousands, running right up to within four miles of the doors of the state capitol, where an assistant attornev genera' denied that such a condition existed." ' Flynn interviewed the miners in their holes, businessmen, state officers and officials of the coal companies. The latter warned that the whole industry, from which a hundred thousand men get their livelihood, is threatened, and pointed out that the companies are paying union miners a minimum of $5.96 a day, in competition with bootleggers who work for $2.25 and S3 a day. In addition, the bootleggers use none of the expensive safety appliances required by iaw, carry no compensation or fire insurance, and pay no taxes, as they steal the coal from the ^ompaiiies' land. Business people were bitter against the companies, Flynn said, claiming that the whole region rests upon the industry, that the miners vvere imported by the tens of thousands by the companies, and then thrown out of work by centralisation and consolidation. The bootleggers themselves admit readily that they have no legal right to the coal, that they are stealing, but justify themselves by pointing out that they are putting in long hours of backbreaking work for small pay, and that the companies are responsible for their condition. If this report by an observer who usually has been able to separate fact from fancy is correct, and in proper perspective, it would seem that the most distressing single phase of a problem which is well nigh hopeless in its entirety is rapping at Pennsylvania'.'; c'.vn door for solution. The people don't like it;-the police and sheriffs don't like it. Just who,then, aside from the convicts themselves, does like the easy parole system? The one common attribute of all the absolutisms —fascism, nazi-ism and" communism—is the bar on freedom of press or speacti. All's well in Washington. A new Florida senator announces that he's for the Townsend plan and the Florida ship canal. John Bull's much vaunted "self-imposed press censorship" has been' considerably under discount these past two weeks. It was probably inevitable that the cartoonists should begin referring to Eddie as being "thrown from the throne." Woe unto a people^tha'lTexpects 365 Christmases in a single year PROS and CONS On the Washington Front TjACKSTAGE in Washington the lines are drawn for a showdown on the matter of house leadership. This is what brought Vice President John Nance Garner back to Washington almost a month before the beginning of the session. While the vice president came to the capital ostensibly to keep the home fires burning during the president's trip to Buenos Aires, it is more likely that he came to commend the cause of his fellow Texan, Sam Rayburn. The leadership of the house has turned into a contest between Representatives Rayburn of Texas and Tammany Congressman John J. O'Connor of New York. Shrewdly Mr. Garner has let it be known that he is 200 per cent for Raybum, which the O'Connor forces feel is a "gratuitous intrusion into the affairs of the house." As for Mr. Garner he has been in many a tight political spot before. Well does he know that he is the "whipping boy" of the president in congressional matters and lie is taking his medicine with good grace. It is not often, however, that the vice president takes an active hand in house affairs. His out-and-out backing of Rayburn was a bombshell. Jt is understood that Rayburn is the choice of the white house. O'Connor who has no inconsiderable following, is not new dealish enough for the administration. Furthermore he represents Tammany and Tammany is not in the good graces of President Roosevelt. It has -been a tradition, however, that when the speakership of the house goes to the south, the leadership of the house .goes lo the north. If Rayburn is named house leader,. as there is every indication he will, the south will rommand congress. As far as the republican minority is concerned, house leadership is a democratic quarrel among the democrats. There i* not enough minority strength in the coming. congress to take seriously, and it is unorganized. So the republicans ar« sitting on the Adelines watching the inevitable family fight. Meanwhile, Mrs Garner* ti taking the rap for Mr. Roosevelt. ___ _ .That new carburetor designed to give 200 miles I to the gallon of gwoline would force a new type '•--•• ...... THE STORY OF ANDY Austin, Minn., Herald: In his, address here Friday night, DeLoss Walker, the associate editor of Liberty magazine, told a simple little story which wiD bear repeating. It was about Andy a smau manufacturer of Elmira, New York, who, after hearing an address by Mr. Walker, determined that the next morning he would -go out and do his part towards starting the wheels of industry rolling by buying himself a couple of new suits and other articles that he could use to advantage. He had been denying himself these things for many months. Enthusiastic and spurred on by his nigh resolve he sallied forth and as he approached the clothing store with the money in his pockets _ to but some clothes he met one of the town's cynics. "What you going to buy another suit of clothes when you have a good one already?" said the cynic. ••Indeed I am," said Andy, "for despite your advice to hoard my money and lay it away in places where it will do no good I can use a suit or two to good advantage and it will help some manufacturer to give employment to more people." "That is the way to reckless ruin and perdition when people do not hoard their money and refuse to buy until they are strictly up against it" continued the cynic. Andy's succinct reply was this: "Anyhow, I am going to hell well dressed, if that is what it meane." The story is of course subject to various interpretations, but the point Mr. Walker was making was that there must be a flow of money and an exchange of services and products if unemployment is to be overcome and the depression permanently or at least definitely for a long time put behind us. It should not be interpreted to mean, he said, that thrift and saving should be forgotten. Those who throw themselves upon the mercy and generosity of some mythical "great white father" dressed up in the livery of a government official sacrifice their best asset and talent—self-reliance. Free enterprise, individual initiative, determined effort and conscientious application to work s the only way wealth and constructive worthwhile things are created for individuals and for society. The racketeer and the demagogue seek to tear down and destroy. They endeavor to advance themselves by retarding others who have been aggressive acd energetic. The way to real nappiness and the way to create prosperity and wealth is by contributing to the sum total of the world's resources in order that a proportionate share may be returned to those who do the creative thinking and the actual work. The story of Andy can be applied to^ everyone. HOME IN MARYLAND Oelwein Register: One of the news bureaus in Washington sends back word that "Former Senator Smith Erookliart from Iowa, returned to his home in Hyattville, Md." That is what a lot of folks in Iowa have been saying for a long time—that Brookhart's home was in Maryland. But his friends who wanted him to run for office declared his home was in Iowa and Mr. Brookhart would ot necessity have to make an affidavit to that effect. It is quite evident that those about the capitol building in Washington, deem him a resident of Maryland. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . by Scott \ BAKERY'feucK; P/oex/x, STAMP - RUSSIA -THE PROCEEDS SUE WERE t>E.YO-rEO To FAMINE. SUFFERERS LETTER. SKINS AKO HEADS HUH^< on Pol-ES AfcE BEUEVEt> BY'THE OSflAKS oF KOKfHERK SIBERIA "fo KEEP EVIL SPIRIT FROM -THE VILLAGE. COPYRIGHT. 1936, CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDENWG. M. D. GOOD "JINERS," MAYBE Sibley Gazette-Tribune: The fact that his son is to marry the daughter of an "economic royalist," a Mr. duPont, and that his son-in-law, Mr. Boettinger, has been hired by William R. Hearst as publisher of his Seattle newspaper, may have nothing to do with presidential affairs, but it at least spells something of unusual interest and concern. Both of these millionaires fought the president and like the Irishman of old said: "If you can't lick 'em jine 'em." Hearst and duPont may be good "jiners." -^i — m 3-CENT POSTAGE TO STICK Lincoln, Nebr., Star: It is not believed there will be any serious objection upon the part of the general public to the announced determination .of the postoffice department to continue the three cent letter rate for an indefinite period. It is stated that the increased rate has added from $75,000,000 to $90,000,000 to the postal revenue annually, and has thus kept the department out of the red. HE COULD CARRY SOUTH AMERICA TOO Emmons, Minn., Leader: President Roosevelt would better hurry back home before they elect him president of South America by the ratio, of 46 to 2, if news reports nf the ovation he is receiving are to be credited. And where would the United States be then? A MATTER OF INTUITION Dubuque Telegraph-Herald: Men can laugh at women's intuition, if they want to, but 1st them decide which is the front and rear of their wives' hats. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG THOUGHTS ON THE BRITISH CRISIS The "English king has occn around The world and seen a lot. Should abdication stain his name With one enormous blot? We've never heard a -word against This man until the news Came out that Wallis was the one Whom he had come to choose. Should strong religious prejudice, Traditions from 'way back Be all considered absolute So kingdoms keep intact? Should custom always rule the way A man must live his lite And choose- tor him. not let him pick Whom he desires as wife? Must people always toe the mark And thoroughly abide In strict conformancc with the past Or with the law collide? . • Some laws are quite immutable And others are unsound. This question If debatable. Deserving thought profound. The moral of an act should be Determined by result*. Not by. a blocking stigma which Is band on any eulti. The tide of progress always bring! Resentment from a lot. Should Edward VHI's decbion b* Regarded as a blot? /, ' WANDERING OSGANS OF BODY HEARD a story the other day of one of the most eminent surgeons in the United States who was introduced ; to a patient who had come from far to consult Mm. He said to her, looking at her from under his bushy eyebrows, "Madam, I understand you have a dropped stomach. I do not care whether it has dropped even into your shoes. The great question which I want to know about your stomach, no matter in what position or geographical location, it happens to be, is, does it empty?" We used to hear a good deal about organs that were out o£ place, but physicians have largely come to understand-the^ point of view of this distinguished surgeon which is that it makes very little difference where they are, wheth- ef faUen wom bs O r wandering kidneys, so long as they function properly. Sometimes people are born with all of their organs reversed from the side of the body in which they naturally rest^-the heart is on the right side, the liver on the left. Usually these people do not know anything about their own condition until a medical examination discloses it, so no matter what position they are in, these displaced organs function all right. Many years ago it was customary to anchor floating kidneys. Kidneys frequently be-some detached and can be moved from one position to another in the abdomen, but in most instances they do no harm whatever, no matter if they float as far as the English navy. The old days .when tiiey were stitched into place at considerable inconvenience and expense are over. So long as tiiey function all right it makes no difference whether they float around like it toy balloon. Very,-occasionally with a floating kidney, the tube between the kidneys and the bladder gets kinked, and there is a little backing up of urine, which causes pain, but even this is of very slight consequence. It is a good thing for the present generation to be living in the days when surgery has matured. I can myself remember well enough some very grievous results in the young and enthusiastic days of surgery, which came from attempts to tie down floating kidneys or sew up dropped stomachs. . QUESTIONS FROM READERS G. F. A.: "Will you express your opinion as to ^fie relative values of alkalis, calcium carbonate, magnesium, etc., as compared to a colloidal solution of aluminum hydroxide for correcting acidity, especially if the kidney analysis shows quite large quantities of acid?" Answer: First, it is perfectly normal for the kidneys to throw off large quantities of acid. Life insurance companies will not accept candidates 'otherwise. As to the relative values of the substances mentioned, in my opinion simple alkaline salts are more potent than colloidal solutions. TOMORROW By CLARK KINNA1KD Notable Births—Noel Coward, b. 1899, English- actor who writes plays and songs but is no more versatile than our own George M. Cohan . . . Ralph Adams Cram, b. 1863, ecclesiastical architect . . . Artur Bodaiizky, b. 1877, orchestra conductor.. . . Arsene F/'Pujo, b. 1861,-retired Congressional prob- er of bygone days who was first to put a Pierpont Morgan upon the inquisitorial rack . . . Barbara Kent and Hardie Albright, photoplay performers. Dec. 16, 1733—Some 840 chests of British East India company tea consigned -by a certain Samuel Enderby of Liverpool, to Thomas and Elisha Hutchinson, Benjamin Faneuil, Richard Clark and Joshua Winslow, agents of the India company, were dumped into Boston harbor from the ships Beaver, Eleanor and Dartmouth in what was to become historical as the Boston tea party. Dec. 16, 1811 — The severest earthquake this continent has felt in recorded times, occurred— with its epicenter in Missouri. Loss of life was com| paratively small, because' the region of greatest intensity — around what is now New Madrid, Mo.— was sparsely settled; but the total area shaken was at least 1,000,000 square miles. It was felt in New Orleans, Boston and Washington and topographical changes took place over an area of 500,000 square miles. ' ' The crudest buildings, of the time— log cabins and cod houses— suffered the least.' Because they were peculiarly suited by their construction withstand shocks. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GA?»ETTE FILES Thirty Tears Ago— Mrs. Frances A. Madigan of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., was in the city for a short time yesterday. The Pythian Sisters last night electe'd Mrs. Frank Perry post commander. C. H. McNider left last night for a few days M. W. A. business at Rock Island, I1L C. A. Brainard left yesterday for a visit with relatives at Gladbrook. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Cook of Muscatine were in the city last night for a short time. Harry Fisher returned today from a few days visit with friends'in Chicago. F. S. Gibson is transacting -business in Chicago today. Carr Toad is visiting friends in Charles City for a Jew days. Twenty Tears Ago— ' » • '• Miss Merle Ransom has returned from Rockford, III., where she is attending college, to spend the holidays with her parents in the city. Mrs. J. M. Drumhiller of Three River, Mich., is visiting relatives in the city. William Samuels of Des Moines is in the city on business. Dr. A. L. Wheeler- left last night for Cedar Rapids to attend a ceremonial of El Kahir Temple, Mystic Shrine. The Clear Lake Masonic election of officers last night resulted as follows: A. E. Sherman, w. m,; J. G. Lundgren, s. w.; George Nutton, j. w.; E. H. Rich, treasurer; B. J. Clausen, secretary, and C. E. Wright, trustee. Mrs. A. E. Ebcrhart has returned from a ten day visit at the homes of her parents at Forman, N. Dak. Ten Tears Ago — Mrs. S. D. Drake and daughter, Frances, left today for Minneapolis where they will spend the holidays with relatives. C. t. Gilman, local Y. .M. C. A. • director, left today for Sedalia, Mo., on a-few days trip. NEW YORK—President-Sam Breadon of the St Lotus Cardinals has traded Rogers Hornsby for Frankie Frisch and Johnny Ring, pius a cash payment. (Today • Hornsby is back in St. Louis managing the Browns, while Frisch is manager of the Cardinals.) Basketball scores last night included the following: Notre Dame 19, Iowa 18; Illinois 34, Drake 26, and Northwestern 32, Michigan State 22. Rachel Hawthorne, who has been Clear Lake editor for the Globe-Gazette, left.today for Estherville where she will be managing editor of the Estherville, Democrat, a weekly publication. ALL OF US By MAJRSUAUL MASUN WHAT'S A CATALYZER? A CATALYST is a funny thing . . . very useful, very mysterious. It's a substance that can bring about great changes in other substances, but is itself unchanged. Catalyzers are used in manufacturing. When they make rubber they put in what they call an "antioxident" to keep, the rubber from aging In many other operations some substance that seems inert accomplishes great miracles of change. I think that evep the chemists, the miracle- nudgers, do not always know how the catalyzer does its work . , ihat's the main tiling. OBSERVING For Those Who Mistake a Book Lou) for ft Gift have alluded here to the Mason City man who — writes in a- front sheet of every new book/ purchased by him: "This book was stolen from R ... G " This book lover, and perhaps some others, might be interested in the rhymed book inscriptions intended to discourage the practice of peeping borrowed books, submitted recently to the Manchester Guardian in a contest: "A compliment It Men«shla> true, Thlj book to you it lent; •Twill not be !••», I trutt, ere j>« Return (be eampliment," • * • "I l»ve my frieni, I leve my *•«*, And t« my ^rien* I love it Ien« my Book." • • • "So when I lend to you my book. Remember, friend, I love to lend my book." These three were the prize winners but some other choice morsels were contributed, among them the following: "The name above is of the ewneri The lender merely, not the donor." • * • "A thourht may ariiE in the mine's of the wise, Which is more to the point th» It look., That a prodigal lender observes with surprise The return of his prodigal boeki." "This oook'» for your w— Please keep it, dear brother; I've a splendid excuse When you ask for another." • * * •Treat me, I pray you, a» » ruett Whose aim it is to Interest his host. But not a j-uest to st»y with you For longer than a week ot two at most." * * • 'You can't recall tbe word once spoken. Complete the dream from which you've woken. Or handle money you have spent; But you can save much pain and sorrow, And win yourself a happy morrow— Return the bnoks which you've Been lent." "Rrad and return Nor other roods dispense, Be you the wiser And the book no worse." • • • •This book of mine, when lent by me, Awhile is thine; This hook of mine, when read »y thee Once more Is mine." Thanks, City Dads, for These Coasting Places believe the city authorities have coming the thanks of this community, especially those of the juvenile segment of our population, ' for setting aside some sliding places and barring traffic as a guarantee of safety. At best the youngsters in this very flat region are shorted a bit in the matter of coasting. Surely they're entitled to every break that can be given to them with the material, at hand. And that's what the police have in mind in setting aside the sliding places. Is Britain'* Frees In a PotdUon to Criticise? can't help feeling that the press of Great Britain picked out an inopportune time to point a finger at the shortcomings of American newspapers. This censure has been occasioned by the attention given by our press to the affair between, Edward and Wally while the British press was maintaining what it believed to be a dignified silence. The defense so far as our handling of the story is concerned is that the truth of it was established beyond all argument when King Edward gave up his throne for the love of this American born divorcee. The public in America was kept apprised of what was going on—which Is the prime function of the press, as I conceive it All the while in England where more was at stake than here, there were volleys of silence until the very day -mat the affair .carue into the open as a governmental crisis. If- the British press wasn't shamefully remiss in its duty, I confess an inability to judge the issues here. Whereas the reading public might have been let in on the facts of this most important and sensational romance of modern times, if not of all time, there was a complete ignoring of it Frankly I shouldn't have much confidence in a press which had let me down in this fashion. I would be constantly wondering: "Well, I wonder what it is today that the government doesn't want printed?" Although in most things the British government is almost as democratic as that of the United States, this so-called "self-imposed censorship" smacks of dictator-ship. A servile press often has been the first step to an absolutism in one form or other. Here's hoping that isn't what it heralds in Great Britain. If it is, the future looks dark indeed for democracy. In the foregoing I have used the term "servile press." . Lord Macauley once used a more picturesque expression. He called it a "reptile press"—crawling on its belly before place and power. About Fan* Who Wield the Most Caustic Tonrues. have observed over a long period of years that the fans at athletic contests who are most adept at saying mean things to and about the players, and the referee, are quite ganerally folk -who have never played the game themselves. It's a day of specialization,'Of course, and assumedly these boys with the caustic tongues have had time to inajor on nasty remarks. Answers to Questions By FREDEKIC'J. HASKIN PLEASE KOTE—A reader can ret the answer te mny qucilivn tf fact by the M»<on City GIobf-G»zrlte'» Informillon Bureau, Frederje J. Hankin. Director. Wuhlnjrioji, D. C. Pleait >en4 three (3) tend. piiUie (or rtply. But the action is a fact and But catalyzing isn't limited to chemical experiments. -" Some men and women are catalyzers. They can walk into a room where boredom or irritation lolds the floor, and almost immediately everyone within those four walls is galvanized, made alive and interested—and interesting. Faith, which no man can analyze or dissect, is a catalyzer.of men and women .... A job, . a' responsibility sometimes catalyzes an indifferent lumaii being .... A child may draw a man and woman closer together in happy marriage (not always, but sometimes.) It's a grand thing to be a catalyzer, a precious gift for any man or woman To Possess that to State (Mail to Washington. D. C.) DM. II, 1911—Gov, G. W. Donagh **, pardoned" 360 convicts-ai * f Arkans- nst the . ARTHUR A. HOLKOVD, amazing power of stirring other human beings and stimulating (hern to great and useful; effort is to ive on a plane that is near to the miraculous and he divine .... Tbe catalyzer is an effortless being. 3e performs miracles without perspiration. He has no bulging muscles, but he-shakes the world with a little finger. He brings, peace out of desperation, joy out of agony, beauty-but'"'of ugliness ... . If you would wish to be what you are not, then wish to be a catalyzer. . ONE MINUTE PULPIT—Recompense to no man. .evil for evil. Pipyide ; ..thihgs.>hone»t in the sight of air meh;~R6rhans; 12:17; Tell of Molyncux, famous designer of. women's clothes. J. L. Capt. Edward Molyneux w a s born in Ireland and spent most of his early life there and in England. In 1914 he enlisted in the British army and was attached to the Duke of Wellington's regiment Wounded in action in 1918, he spent six months in a hospital. The following year he was so seriously wounded at the Battle of Arras that he was unfit for further service and was attached to the intelligence service in England. In his boyhood he had been interested in fabrics and colors, so after the war he opened a small salon in Paris. At present he has an establishment there as well as in London. How many homes wired tor electricity? E. C. Latest figures compiled showed a total of 21,204,354 homes in U. S. wired for electricity. How many workers were employed at the Amoskeie mills at Manchester, N. H.? W. S. At the peak of its prosperity the Amoskeag Manufacturing company had more than 20,000 workers in its mills. What is an Afghan hound? H. W. The Afgftan hound is a longhaired, pointed-nose dog with very long hind legs. It is highly popular in Europe and is used for hunting in India, Persia, and Arabia. The dog was brought to England by British army officers returning after the World war. How old are the Krupp Gun Works In Germany? W. H. One hundred and twenty-five years. . What is the origin of tbe word booze? O. H. Traced to the Dutch word, bui- zcn, which means to drink to excess. As early as 1560 the word booze was used in an English play called "Health-and Wealth." Spenser in his Faerie Queen speaks of gluttony imbibing too freely from a bouzing can. Who received the fold medal u the outstanding woman of today? T. R. The American Woman's association awarded its annual gold medal to Virginia C. Gildersleeve, dean of Barnard college, for outstanding achievements. She was cited as Latin scholar, English scholar and persuasive teacher. Where does the name, nut, come from? T. G. Derived from the first syllables of the first two words of National- sorialistische Deutsche Arbeiter- Partei, which is the official name of the Hitler organization. What I* a earfile membrane? W. 8. A strrile membrane prepared from t,*« peritoneum of the ox. interpose between raw surfaces and thus prevent the formation of adhesions. It is also used to envelop freshly sutured nerves or tendons and to protect wounds. What magazines does William Randolph Heant have In Enr- land? E. W. His publications there are: "Connoisseur," "Harper's Bazaar." "Good Housekeeping" and "Nash's Pall Mall" What percentale of people who buy things on the Installment plan fall to pay the installments and complete their purchases? H. R. Only about one per cent What is the highest summit ever reached by man? J. K. Nanda Devi, in the central Himalayas. It is 25,660 feet high and was climbed by the British-American Himalayan explorers. Tell of Franz Lehar, composer. J. W. Born in Komorn, Austria, April 30, 1870. Showed early aptitude for music, composing songs at six. At 12 he entered the Prague conservatory, later studying under Dvorak. Appeared as a solo violinist-at 18, subsequently becoming a musical director. His first opera, "Der Kurassier" was a failure. He turned to light opera pnd became world famous through "The Merry Widow." Who was the younr Chevalier? E. M. Thb- title was given to Charles Edward Stuart, son, of the Old Pretender. Parties for Everybody If you are going to entertain during tbe winter season, the Globe-Gazette will help you arrange economical parties which your friends will enjoy. The booklet, "Successful Parties," will be particularly helpful It is packed with- new ideas and novel schemes lor place-cards and decorations. Inclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use coupon. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haksin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Successful Parties." Name Street City

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