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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 19 • 1336 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A, VI, LEE NEWSPAPEIl Issued Evcrv Week Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State Slreet Telephone No, 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher \V. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered as seco.'.d-class matter Apri> 17. 1930. a', tut post- office at Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 1879. MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which is exclusively entitled to the use fur publication of all news dispatches credited to U or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local news. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION. With Da Moines news and business offices at 403 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Mason City and Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake, by the year S7-00 Dv the week S .15 OliTS'DE MASON CITT AND CLEAR LAKE Per year by carrier 57.00 By mail 6 months S2.25 Per week by carrier ... S .15 By mail 3 months $1.25 Per year by mail . S-1.00 By mail 1 month S .50 OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONE Per year-...$6.00 Six month... .53.25 Three months... .51.75 R Japanese Incident? EPORTS from Japanese sources that Chiang Kai-Shek, generalissimo of China and strong man of the Nanking regime, had been assassinated with his entire staff after their capture by General Chang Hsuch-Liang. now appear to be dubious. More recent reports arc that Chiang is still a prisoner, and that his supporters are using both military and diplomatic means to gain hi* liberation. That would seem to be a more rational state of affairs than the reported murder. Chang may be able to make terms, and perhaps even to improve his position, so long as he has Chiang as a hostage. But the corpse of the dictator would be no good at all as trading stock. It is only so long as the general and his aides arc in good health that the Nan- king government v.-ill trade with their captors. It is more or less self evident why a Japanese news agency circulated the report. It was designed to throw China into a state of excitement and public commotion, to check-and halt the process of Chinese unification, and to provide a pretext for Japanese intervention. Indeed, the whole sensational kidnaping business may be Japanese inspired. So the Russian government openly declares. It is not beyond the scope of the Japanese, who have more than once arranged for ''incidents" when they needed them. It was an attack on Japanese, of very dubious and mysterious origin, which started the grab of Manchuria. Iowa's electoral collegians are reported to hav convened, done business and adjourned withou bringing up the subject of hiring a new coach. Fleet street, London's "journalism row," rawthe missed the boat so far as the most spectacular ro mance of contemporary times is concerned. The archbishop's idea, boiled down, seems t be that it would have been possible for the kin ; to be a man without being a sap. Those 16,681,913 votes received by Landon ough at least to be pretty good seed for the next crop. Man shows his faith in man by meeting him a 60 miles an hour on an 18 foot slab of concrete. Simile: Barbaric as lighted' candles in clos> proximity to children's clothing. Lot's not let Dec. 25 be just another day fo any family in Mason City! And will he love her in May as he does in De cembcr? PROS and CONS Another Slant on Brown •pECENTLY this newspaper commented on the •K reign by dictatorship in the Iowa High School Athlctic'association. A superintendent read the editorial and was prompted to offer some comments of his own. among them the following: ••School men must be aroused to such an extent that they will not be afraid of George A. Brown. Brown is ruthless in his practices. Many school men who openly say that they are opposed to him turn right around and cater to him, and Brown either demands their support or seemingly puts little pressure on them." Further in his letter he tells how opposition to the Brown methods invariably brings reprisals. A case is cited in which a superintendent in a west Iowa town of abou: 1.500 on several occasions has found his way blocked to advancement through '•pressure" brought against him from these quarters. Conditions in the conduct of high school athletics are conspicuously out of consonance with the fine efficiency and ideals to be found in other phases of education in Iowa. That this one-man rule of terror can go on is impossible of explanation. It smscks of third New York. ward stuff in Chicngc or Reversing the Tables rnHE wires recently tarried a dispatch about a case •*• in the cast which could be set down ?,s the modern version of "the m?n biting the dog," long held up as the ideal news story. 1: lold of a suit brought by the Now York Central railroad against a truck owner, Harvey H. Senile by name, for damages for injury done to cars with which Mr. Sentle collided at a crossing. It was claimed that Mr. Sentle was responsible for the accident because the truck v.'as driven past warning signals und jammed into cars at the crossing. Now for the surprise element: A jury found the railroad was entitled to be reimbursed for the loss. Years ago a railroad company would never have - thought of suing an individual for negligence. In those days the railroads were considered rich corporations and juries made them an easy mark for damages whenever there were accidents. Now it is the railroads that are poor. Juries are evidently taking this into consideration, They are willing they shall be compensated when injury results to them from the wrongful act of u private individual. AN UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE E. P. Chase in Atlantic News-Telegraph: Thi railroad wreck at New Hampton, when a freigh and passenger on the Great Western railroad collided, costing five lives, 25 years ago would _hav< been regarded as just an ordinary railroad accident In our day, railroad wrecks are so scarce and fatalities in them so exceedingly rare that the wrcc! became unusual news. In the year 1936 the railroads of the country did not have an accident i! which any passenger lost his life, rather'a noteworthy record, we would say. Rail travel has been made as safe as is humanly possible. The wreck at New Hampton was caused by a dense fog. We think the railroads have a right to preen themselves on the fine showing they have made in recent years by practically eliminating wrecks and by establishing rail travel as the very safest form of trave today. When one boards a railroad train today he somehow feels sure he will reach his destination safely. The terrible toll taken of life on the highways, the awful death which follows the crash of an airplane but emphasize in comparison the extreme security of traveling by rail. Certainly the railroads have built an enviable reputation for safety and they have built up that reputation by dint of long and careful attention to the rectifying of conditions which cause wrecks. There nevei was a time in the history of the nation when raii travelers had a right to feel as safe. This did no1 come by chance. It came only by virtue of keeping everlastingly at the effort to reduce rail accidents lo the lowest possible minimum and to conserve the safety of those who ride on the trains. The railroads have not been able to solve some other troubles, particularly their financial difficulties, but in the matter of insuring safety to those who travel on their trains they have done a fine job. CORN LICENSE PLATE FAVORED Indianola Tribune: Joe Flynn of Decorah has hit upon just about the best idea in many a day for selling Iowa to the nation. He proposes that automobile plates for this state be shaped like an ear of corn and he will introduce a bill in the Iowa legislature authorizing the secretary of state to have the 1938 license plate so shaped, with the number plainly shown in the center of the emblem. This information is contained in the last issue of the Iowa Publisher with a cut showing the ear of corn 'in, operation." "California sells its climate, Florida sells its sunshine, Virginia sells its tobacco and Texas sells its fruits and vegetables, but it costs each of these tens of thousands of dollars for -advertising," explained Mr. Flynn. "We can sefl Iowa to the world by putting two yellow ears of corn as the outline for the number plates on our million cars that travel throughout the land. Iowa loads the nation in value of grain crops and many other things, but corn 'is king in this state." Mr. Flynn declares that such a formed license plate would cause comment and that is advertising, Iowa would steal the show from every state in the union, he says. Here's a guess that his bill will pass the legislature unanimouslv. IF THE TAX IS CONTINUED Kumboldt Independent: If the coming session of the Iowa legislature continues the present 2 per cent sales tax, it should stipulate how the proceeds should be used. It will be remembered that when the sales tax was put across the plea was that its entire proceeds were to be used to relieve real estate taxation. The law was supported by this paper because of that provision. A Iowa's Alger Story HORATIO ALGER story in real life. That's the way one might condense the baseball saga of an Iowa farm boy who made good in major league baseball and who, as he sits in high sc-hopl at Van Meter, could be pardoned for dreaming long, long dreams of the $20,000 he is demanding for his summer's services. The lad is Bob (Young) Feller, recently given quite literally back to the Indians. Major Landis, czar of the major leagues, decided that the Cleveland Indians were entitled to his services and he was not a free agent. Bob got his first taste of fame with the majors when he struck out 15 batsmen to tie the great Rube Waddcll's record. But he was just warming up. A week later he fanned 17 Philadelphia Athletics and gave promise of having the most exciting arm that has come into the major leagues since Walter Johnson took a train from n little obscure Kansas town in 1907 to go into faster company. Or was it from Idaho? Now there's a. S20.000 price tag on Bob Feller but he rides to classes in the school bus with neighbor children, ranging from 6 to 19 in age, and he packs his lunch like the rest of the kids and eats it in the school house. He wears a corduroy cap with ear flaps. His Mlow classmates vote him a regular "feller." Both Merry and Prosperous f TNLESS all signs fail, we arc about to have U the merriest Christmas—commercially speaking— that we have had since the high old day of 1929. Figures compiled by the Business Conditions Weekly of the Alexander Hamilton Institute show that retail sains in December should amount to slightly more than $5,800,000,000. This is a jump of $800,000,000 over last year's December, and a rise of $3,276,000,000 from the depression's low in 1932. No one needs to be told that this is a most excellent bit of news. It is just one more solid indication that WP are out of the woods at last, and that prosperity is returning in a way we have been' for it lo do for six long years. BLOW TO TIDINESS Cedar Falls Record: Some of the service stations, it will be noticed, are less neat and clean since Iowa's chain store tax law forced oil companies to lease these places of business to attendants or pay a prohibitive tax for their operation. Thus has the progress of one business been partially stymied. ON IOWA ANARCHONISM Osagc Press: An lowan. who spent some time in Washington, D. C., says that easterners spot an lowan by his pronunciation of "creek." That was a surprise to me. I supposed that the mispronunciation "crick" was general throughout the United States, but this man says it's peculiar to Iowa. HERRING FOR PRESIDENT IN 1940? Sioux City Journal: An astrologer who predicted Governor Herring would be the democratic presidential nominee in 1940 didn't care the least bit how much he hurt the feelings of various other aspiring and perspiring lowans. DAILY SCRAP BOOK . . . . . by Scott -IRAK'S PORT PERISHABLES 77 3 -TRUCKS •HAVE BEEN TkOUQH HE BEEN D150&ED PIWE5PECTFUL. ICE IN NEW YORK IN RECEM-T SUPERIOR , (WHEN A ER OFTHE BRiTi QEME^AL LEE'f 6V ~~~ ' 5ERV//CE FOR LUF15CHIFF HINDFNRURG FAMILY A MoSf KEARLY CONS;DERED QUADRUPEDS OBSERVING CAMCELLATloM USEP EARLIES-r-rkACES oF -ftE. < KKOWN, Mo C4KKCSECA.K BEFOUNO — ABOARD *IMPENBUR« OK EVER/ NUMBER, is COPYRICHT . , 93 , C£NTRAL PR£SS ASSOC1ATION , DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENDE.N'ING. M. D. FIRST AID IN ACCIDENT rT SEEMS to me a good suggestion of Dr. Byron i- P. Stookey, of New York, to equip gasoline fill- .ng stations as first aid stations for highway accidents. Dr. Stookey also believes that many of these cases are badly treated, and has written a little manual of first aid which contains information abou' the treatment of accident cases no' in most of the average manuals. He has seen so many cases of injuries to the nervous system which are made worse, or rendered beyond the aid of surgery by careless and ignorant first aid treatment, that his advice is valuable. First, he says, "never lift the head of an injured person until he has told yo'u whether he can move his legs or hands. If he cannot pr. Clendening move his legs, his back is broken, f he cannot move his hands, his neck is broken. In ioth cases the spinal cord is injured. If you lift is head to give him a drink cf water or if you old him up to carry him, you inevitably grind the njured spinal cord between parts of the broken ertebrae and destroy any useful remnant of the ord which may have escaped injury in the orig- nal accident." The proper procedure is to roll the victim gently n to a blanket so that he rests face downward. »"hen the blanket is lifted, the victim's back sags, hus making him sway-back and removing pres- ure from the spinal cord. If you think the neck is broken, you should gent- roll the victim on a plank so that he rests face pward, and under no circumstances with the head Ited forward. This is the best position to prevent movement of the fractured cervical vertebrae. When the victim is unconscious, "handle him as lough his neck or back were broken." If there is no blanket available and the injured erson must be carried by hand, four people "should orm a team—one at the victim's head, another at' is feet, the others at each hip. While those at he hips lift arid carry, the others gently pull and any. The traction at head and feet holds the ertebrae apart and prevents them from grinding gainst the injured cord." NOT EASILY DISCOURAGED Fairmont, Minn,, Sentinel: For unbeatable optimism you have to hand it to the Townsenders. Their clubs still pay dues and hold regular meetings, at which a good time is had by all. BACHELOR'S VIEWPOINT Fcnton Reporter: Being a bachelor, it's, easy for the editor of this paper to say. "Aha, just like a lot ol other cases this King Edward trouble in England can be laid to a woman." EDITOR'S MAIL BAG WHY I AM GLAD I LIVE IN AMERICA WHITTEMORE—That I, Peter Schumacher, was born in Germany under the reign of the former Kaiser Wilhelm II was not my choice. As a schoolboy I read bgoks and was much interested in the great country of opportunity, the U. S. 1 A. Although only 17 years of age I followed the dictates of my own conscience and emigrated to this lovely land of freedom and became a proud citizen of this nation by serving in the A, E. F. I am glad I live in America because of the undeniable freedom enjoyed by every citizen of good character (which I believe only a foreign born and reared person can highly appreciate,) and the fact that I am at liberty to worship my God in my own humble way and according to the dictates of my conscience and to be a. free man and recognized as such among free men. To top the climax, to have the sacred privilege of casting a secret ballot at the polls to the 'best of my own conscience, ability and choice. PETER SCHUMACHER. QUESTIONS FROM READERS A. M. R.: "Some time ago you published an ar- jticle on nourishment. As I 1'ecall it there \vere three very necessary requisites—eggs, milk and wheat. Please be kind enough to tell me the proportions for a day's requirement and how I may get the wheat in the right form, as I understand wheat flour has lost most of its nourishment by the time it reaches us. As I recall the article read, if we have the correct proportion of these three, eggs, milk and wheat, we could then have the other foods, necessary but not so vital." Answer It is true that eggs, milk and wheat are very nourishing, but they do not constitute a. complete diet, and your impression Is wrong that 1 said if we have these in the correct proportion we could have the other articles of diet in any amounts we liked. Wheat in the form of white bread is as nourishing a form as can be obtained. It does not have its nourishment removed before it reaches the customer. There is no way to tell exactly for any one person what is the right proportion of these foods, but, if one is underweight, using them generously in connection with fruits, vegetables, sugar and butler, should increase nourishment. EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES Every Family There Had Lost to Sricak-Thievcs couldn't imagine a more forcible argument for locking one's car, particularly in this pre-Chri£tmas shopping season, than was developed a few nights ago at a social gathering in Mason City. By the testimony of either husband or wife, every single one of the dozen families there represented had within recent months suffered the loss of some article, ranging from rubbers to half-knitted sweater, from its car. The person who leaves his car unlocked these days is placing more faith than the facts warrant ir the growing tribe of sneak- thieves. Some arrests, quick convictions ?nd stiff sentences will help to discourage the activity. But auto owners are not without their own means of protection. So long as there are cars that j can be entered by merely turning a handle, our sticky-fingered gentry will not be found breaking car windows. — o — How Two Contractions Got Into Our Language promised not to let this department get drawn into an acrid controversy over the use of "Xmas." But I didn't know when I made that promise that I would come across such an interesting explanation of the derivation of the contraction as appeared in last week's issue of the Fountain Inn,, S. Car., Tribune. According to Editor Quillen the atrocity was committed back in 1885 when a pair of non-Christian merchants in New York City, desiring to profit from Christmas business without using the word Thirty Tears Ago— Mrs. Eleanor McLaughlin Horack o£ Madison. Wis., formerly instructor in English in the' high school here, is visiting her parents in the city. F. E. Casey has been offered a position in onc- of the local banks as cashier, but F. E. was forced to turn it down as he could not stand the smell of ink. Anzonetta Moore has returned to her studies at Hillside, Wis., following a visit with relatives in the city. Will Steinberg -left yesterday for Madison, Wis., where he has accepted a position i« the machine Mr. and Mrs. George Streeter left last night for Chicago. Twenty Years Ago — Evelyn Oliver of Rockwell visited in the city yesterday. Dr. A. J. Burge has returned from St. Paul where he attended a medical meeting the later part of the week. Catherine Conners has accepted a position at Waterloo. A. M. Gilpin visited at Northwood yesterday. Lloyd Lew of Ventura is a business visitor in the city today. Marvyl Potter has returned from Boston, Mass,, where she is attending school, to spend tha Christmas holidays with her parents in the city. PARIS—General Joffre has handed over tlie command of the French armies of the north and northwest to General George Nivelie. Mrs. Andy Anderson has returned from a month's visit with friends and relatives at Winterset and DCS Moines. Ten Years Ago— E. E. Ocken has returned from a business trip to Minneapolis and St. Paul. Dr. and Mrs. E. A. Ons-tad of Baudette, Minn., '"i^m5 the"cana"'was "Christ," evolved the "X" idea to advertise their wares. Mr. Qmilen's paper also related this about the origin of "quiz:" "This word, used as a shorter substitute for 'question,' was invented by an Irishman in Dublin to win a bet. Drinking with friends one evening, he offered to wager that he could add a word to the language within 24 hours. \o, It Wasn't Benedict Arnold Who Uttered This recently referred to a history teacher who in an impromptu way volunteered the information that Benedict Arnold was the American who uttered the classic regret that he had only one life to lay 'down for his country. And I ended up by asking readers: Just who was the author of this sentiment and what were the circumstances? From M. Darland I received this response: "The %vords, 'I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country,' should not be credited to Benedict Arnold who was a traitor to America, but are the last words of Nathan Hale, a true patriot who died in the service of our country. •These verses from an old poem in a school reader describe his death: "In the culm nljrht, the ulilly nliht, He kneels upon the sod, And the brutal guards withhold e'en the Sotrmit word of God. In the culm night. the stilly ntjhl, He walks where Christ bain trod. "In the blue morn, the chilly morn, HP dir;, upon the tree And he mourns that hit can give But our life for Ilbcrij-. . Neath the blue morn, v the chilly morn, His npirll viafi »re free." "Wish I knew the whole poem and the author. Hale was caught in a British camp and hanged as a spy." Where Pedestrians Observe Lights Too am indebted to R. A. Hoi- man of Rockwell for this most effective supporting argument for my recent contention that the police of Mason City would be doing this community a favor if they laid down the rule that traffic lights must be observed by pedestrians as well as by motorists: "The third day I was in Bowling Green, Ky., recently, I had occasion to cross the street at a crowded intersection. As there The bet was made, and next | were no automobiles approaching morning the puzzled inhabitants | from either direction, I barged saw the word 'quiz' chalked on every wall in Dublin. 'What is it'." they asked. And because it remained for da3 f s an unanswered question, it soon became a synonym for the word 'question.' Mr. Quillen thinks there is an intentional campaign to "take the Christ out of Christmas." I don't subscribe to that theory but I do question whether anybody is ever really justified in time or space for using Xmas. through the crowd as I would in Mason City and crossed the street. "I chanced to look back and I saw a crowd of people eying me as if I were public enemy No. 1. Then I looked up at the overhead light and it was dead against me. "On inquiring I was informed that the police were more rigid with pedestrians than with drivers of cars and appealed to the people on the basis of good citizenship to observe the lights." Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. HASKIN PLEASE NOTE—A reader can set the answer to any question of fact by writing the Mason City Globe-Ga-zctte's Information Bureau, Frederic J. Haskin. Director. Washington. D. C. Please send three <3) cents postage for reply. are visiting relatives in the city. Fred Marsh, former sheriff of Cerro Gordo county, has purchased a grocery store at 1509 North Federal avenue, which he and his son, Harold, will operate. Sydney Foster of Des Moines, a field representative of the Iowa Orphan's home, was a business visitor in Mason City yesterday. Johnny Moen led the high school basketball team to a 26 to 19 victory over Clear Lake last night, the Mohawk captain scoring 12 points from lis forward position. It was the first athletic vic- .ory for Mason City in seven months, in? last laving been scored by the half mile relay team in ,he University of Iowa interscholastic meet last ipring. Has the government' a publication that describes all. United States postage stamps? VV. J. On Jan. 1, 1937, the postoffice department will issue a booklet containing photographs and descriptions of all United States postage stamps issued since 1847 through Dec. 31, 1936. Copies will be available through the government printing office at Washington. How long did it take to go by canal boat from Albany to Buffalo j in the early days? G. B. com- miJes Light Vagrant Thoughts By LOU MALLORY LORE TOMORROW By CLARK KINNAJKD Notable Births — Irene Dunne (Mrs. Frances Griffin), b. 1907, photoplay actress Marion Talley, b. 1906, one time opet-a prodigy and present day aspirant to photoplay fame George, Duke of Kent, b. 1902, youngest brother of Edward VIII and George VI 'of Britain. His hobby is donning helmet and hip boots and following the London fire trucks . . . Harvey Firestone, b. 1868, industrialist . . . Ted Fiorito, b. 1900, dance orchestra leader. Dec. 20, 1928—The first international dog-team mail service began, between Lewiston, Me., and Montreal, Que. All planes were grounded, railroads were snowed in. The mail reached Montreal Jan. 14 providing a choice item for stamp collectors. Dec. 20, 1899—First full county rural free delivery service was started in Carrol county, Md. ONE MINUTE PULPIT—Better is it that thou shouldcst not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.—Ecclesiastes, 5:5. The damjis of autumn sink Into the leaves tr.d prepare them for the necessity of their fall; and Uius.-insensibly are we, as year* close around us, dctaciicd from our tenacity of life by the jcntlc pressure of recorded sorrow. W. S. Landor. S OME OF these December nights the sky looks like a big pewter bowl turned upside down . . . Remember that old Sapolio ad "Well begun is half done?" And does anyone take Hostetter's Stomach Bitters anymore? That old household remedy was a cure for dyspepsia, fever and ague, and for sufferers of all diseases that sapped the vital powers. And wasn't an "Ostermoor Patent Elastic Felt Mattress'' something to write home about . . . Aimless, endless days . . . None of the new fangied cheeses taste as good to me as the hunk O'd Man Spc-ncer used to slice off with a butcher knife about a yard long. A shoo at the flies, up came the window screen top, and down went that scimitar . . . Got pretty blubbery when the king was saying his last farewell. The rustle of a petticoat made a sweeter sound to him than the' rattle of a lot of dangling medals. If memory does not fail—seems to me the British aristocracy and royalty had a fit and fell in it xvhen the Duke of York married a commoner. Did think said royalty and aristocracy was in for a right good destarching but the time is not quite right for the process which must come sometime . . . The combined circulation of the 400-odd newspapers which feature the O. O, Mclntyre feature, gives him an estimated 51,000,000 readers daily, the largest circulation of any writer who ever lived. No one can equal his hairsplitting of a word. Truly he is a Sophist . . . Bringing Queenis to town and dumping her out to freeze and starve is the order of the day now . . . Towns without z courthouse square and a town clock miss a lot Not all rudderless ships are sailing the sevsn seas . . . One foreign correspondent states that the war to come that everyone is talking about has already started —in Spain—and we haven't sense enough to know it ... Last night the moon set sail in a sky of foamy, feathery spindrift. pleted. It was about 350 from Albany to Buffalo. packet boats drawn by frequent relays of horses driven at a trot made the trip in three and a half days. Why is calico so called? H. F. The name comes from Calicut, city of India, whence the process of decorating cloth by means of a hand stamp moistened with dyes was introduced from Europe. When \ras breast practically free of pinfeathers over the remainder of the carcass. The crop must be empty. Only very slight flesh or skin bruises, abrasions, or discolorations permitted, with breast practically tree of such defects. Where is the Hobby Guild of America? E. M. Offices at 11 West Forty-second street, New York. What is the average length of an automobile trailer? W. S. Among new models, 17 feet. On which side of the chamber do the democrats sit in the house of representatives in Washington? E. R. The democrats occupy the seats on the right side of the chamber as one sits at the speaker's desk facing the house. How many in U. S. hard of hearing:? W. H. Estimated about 90.000 deaf people in the United States, and that about 10.000,000 have some the Terra Cotta ! d( ^ re of hearing loss. wreck? T. O. i How early were pins brought to Rushing out of a bank of log this country? T. K. The women who came over in into the glare of the clay furnaces at Terra Cotta, the biggest engine the Mayflower brought some pins with them. Probably the settlers in the B. and O. sendee tore through the length of a local just | at Jamestown also had pins, pulling out of the station. Between 50 and 60 persons were killed and over 60 injured. It was the worst railroad wreck that had ever occurred around Washington. The local was No. 66 from Frederick, and was just beginning to move out of the station when the deadhead equipment train (empty) was upon it. The wreck occurred Dec. 30, 1906. When was grapefruit first canned? W. H. After several years of experimenting, the first commercial Florida pack of canned grapefruit was put on the market in 1920. What were Zacliary Taylor's last words? E. W. The president's last words were: "I am about to die. I expect n summons soon. I have endeavored to discharge all my official duties faithfully. I regret nothing, but am sorry I am about to leave my friends." Who instituted the circus as known to ancient Rome? S. C. The legendary founder of Rome, Romulus is credited with introducing this Roman scectacle. In other words, it is older than authentic history. Who first wrote a treatise on smallpox? L. H. The Arabic physician, Rhazes. in the tenth century, wrote the oldest account in existence of smallpox and measles, What specifications are necessary for a turkej' to be graded as U. S. prime? E. W. Young, soft-meated, with wen- fleshed carcass NEW TESTAMENT An old-fashioned revival might be the best tiling that could happen to the people of this suffering world. The lust for power is sweeping the earth like a scourge. We see territories as vast as continents taken by force, and whole populations regimented into bondage. The gentle Nazarene made some pertinent observations about freedom, justice, taxes, wages, laborers, capitalists,.classes and masses —precepts that are as pat today as 2.000 years ago. You can have a copy 'of the New Testament with the sayings of the Savior printed in red if you send in your name with 20 cents to cover cost and mailing. A right Christmas gift for anyone—just the tiling for Sunday classes. Use coupon. school breast and with entire well covered with Tat; j well bled, well dressed, with The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau. Frederic J. Haksin, director, Washington, D. C. I inclose 20 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the "New Testament" Name Street City . State (Mail to Washington, D. C.)

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