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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 28 • 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE >EWSPAFER Irjurd Every WetIc Day by the MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 Eitt Stale Slrcei Telephone No. 3800 LEE P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W. EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager Entered M M>cor>d-cl«»* matter April 17, 1930. at tu« post- otfic* it M»jon City, Iowa, under the act of March 3. 187*. MEMBER. ASSOCIATED PRESS which Is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited, to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and all local newi. MEMBER. IOWA DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION, with DCS Molnes news and business offices at 405 Shops Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Mason City »nd Clear Lake. Mason City and Clear Lake, by th« ycmr $7.00 by the week S .15 OUTSIDE MASON CITY 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 S1.25 Per year by mall $4.00 By mail 1 month S .50 OrTSlDL 100 MILK ZONE Per year. ...U.OO Six month J3.25 Three months,-. .$1,75 And They Seem to Mean It AN interesting sidelight in the news is a dispatch from Kussia that officials are being punished for over-riding the rights of citizens under the new constitution. Several have been disciplined or removed for weighing the "class origin" of citizens in making official decisions. An illustration will give the general idea: A minor official is removed for refusing to grant living quarters to a young woman because she was "formerly a petty bour- fiecise." Under the new constitution it doesn't matter The University of Wisconsin's science departments are going to have to work out a precise measuring instrument to measure the color, texture and extent of their president's' liberalism. That staggering list of Christmas highway fatalities in Iowa and the nation proves again, if further proof was needed, that gasoline and alcohol will not mix. Glenn Frank is the best contemporary example of how quickly a radical may metamorphose into a reactionary in the political scene/ An exchange nominates this as the best Dingle sign of recovery: "Is this the best you have?" Pendergast is to Kansas City approximately what Croker once was to New York City. FOREIGN AFFAIRS By MARK BYERS what an individual was in the past, or from what class he derived under the old regime. So long as he is not he!d an enciny of the state, he is a citizen with the same privileges as a worker or even a party member. That seems mere routine to Americans, but it is a tremendous accession of liberty to Russians. Until the constitution was adopted "bourgeoise" had no rights at all. They were merely tolerated at best, At worst they were "liquidated." They were pariahs in the soviet state, even though for many years they were the only persons who had sufficient background of education to carry on the voluminous bureaucratic activities of the state. They were permitted to work, but under jealous political supervision, and when any thing went wrong their middle- class baAground made them the "goats" for every error. Naturally it will take Russia some time to get rid of the idea that former business or professional men arc not necessarily suspect. For- 20 years that has been the official point of view, zealously fomented. The small bureaucrats, of which Russia naturally has an enormous number, cannot quickly adjust themselves to the notion that anyone not a VALUE OF INTER-AMERICAN PACTS REMAINS TO BE PROVED I N VIEW of the repeated failure of international agreements to stand the test of actual use when they run counter to the interests of a signatory nation, it is too early to assess the value of the inter- Ameriaan peace conference just concluded at Buenos Aires. In all. some 69 proposals of varying importance were adopted, to be submitted to the various governments for ratifications. Many of them were of minor scope, but three were of outstanding importance: A declaration against intervention in the internal affairs of any of the American nations by any of the 21 republics participating in the conference, an agreement to consult each other at any threat of war, and an undertaking to extend unconditional most-favored-nation treatment to all American states. The conference carefully avoided raising any issue that might be construed as placing the American group of states in opposition to the league of nations, since some of the republics are members of the league and some are not. A proposal for the formation ot an American league of nations was shelved, and put over until the meeting of the Pan- American congress in Lima, Peru, in 1938. A similar thorny project, a suggested inter-American court of justice, received the same treatment. As President Roosevelt sounded the keynote of the conference, Secretary Hull closed it on the note of common interest of republics in peace. Mr. Hull made what is generally conceded to have been a most impressive and eloquent address, calling upon the nations of the new world to set an example of friendliness and freedom, and international co-operation that the world might follow. It was a passionate defense of the democratic principle, and a denial of the inevitability of war. Mankind, he said, working through free governments, can meet and conquer the causes of war by reconciliation of conflicting interests. * » * SCHEDULED FIGHT OX MONROE DOCTRINE FAILED TO MATERIALIZE T HE expected attack upon the Monroe doctrine did not develop, even though President Roosevelt seemed to hint, in his opening address, that I his good neighbor policy envisages some re-tailoring ! of that historic doctrine. Yet, just at the end, Dr. ITvnne TlOl « ' '-*-'- 1-11 en. iii^LWi.jv ^Awwfci*"*.« -^.--j j —~, —. ,.,— , -~ M Th»vo I Saavedra Lamas, the Nobel peace prize winner and worker, or even a peasant, has any lights. 1 het e j forcjgn m inj s ter of Argentina, brought the matter will have to be some sharp lessons to bring it home. | fol . ward ,- n .-, terrroerate sueaestion that the doctrine The other attitude has become a standard pattern for official thinking, and it will persist. iui-wai-u ni a temperate suggestion that the doctrine should be reconsidered at Lima, with the idea that it should be changed from its present unilateral status to a joint declaration by all the American republics. Unquestionably that is the direction taken by this conference, and it is rather surprising that this step was not actually taken at Buenos Aires. It is an obvious corollary of Mr. Roosevelt's "good neighbor" attitude, and what has happened at Buenos Aires will make a generalization of the Monroe j Doctrine almost certain at Lima. ! Jn general, from our standpoint, this country has ! renounced intervention according to the old pat- i tern of the last century, and has procured a general 1 undertaking from its Latin neighbors to extend the tariff favors to our commerce that under Sec- ictary Hull we have offered to them. We have also bound ourselves to take no steps in matters of foreign policy affecting inter-American interests without consulting with the other 20 republics. This involves, of course, considerable concession on the part of the United States, both commercially and otherwise. In return for it we have, presumably, a greater confidence and trust in our good intentions „.„.„ „ south of the Rio Grande, but that is an intangible unsentimental Mr. Hearst is not the kind to indulge | nard to value. If it exists—and the speeches of the in a philanthropy if these dimensions. i delegates give no reason to doubt it—it will be re- Numerous times this writer has perused the j fleeted in better business with ; South ^Central Brisbane daily arti-.-lc with a view to discovering what it was that gave him the greatest following of readers developed by a contemporary writer. Was it brillance of intellect or a super-scholarii- NQ I j VI p RO VEI\IENT NOTED IN SPANISH WAR SITUATION T HE new "regional understanding"—for that is what the Buenos Aires results amount to—may It is encouraging, however, to read that the government is making it hot for officials who ignored the m-w rights of citizens. It suggests that the new constitution really is to mean what it says— that such & thing as a Russian democracy is in being. One suspects that free citizens, with the right to a secret ballot, will make a good many changes in things in Russia in time to come. Are we lo see that rarest of rare phenomena: A diclatfrsnip vo" ntarily destroying itself? A Great Editor Passes A MOST remarkable journalist leaves earth's stage in the deatli oC Arthur Brisbane. Unverified report credited this Columnist No. 1 with a yearly salav>- of S260.000 from the Hearst organi- sation. That fact in itself proves that he had something of unusual value about him for surely the ness? Perhaps of a sort. We know of nobody not identified with the teaching of those subjects as a life-work who had such a commanding knowledge of ancient history and mythology. Was it a brilliance of writing style? We believe not. Mr. Brisbane sought simplicity in his writing. He had a knack of reducing even essentially complex and complicated subjects to a form understandable to the man on the street, a trick accomplished sometimes at the expense of absolute preciseness and to the dismay of scientists, Mr. Brisbane dictated his editorial, and there was a consequent informality and intimacy about his writings. Our conclusion would be that XinlcIH-tl, dilU 111 (JUi.1 ^•.di h< J "J "-» "f -~ in future international matters. Proof awaits the occasion when this new accord can be tested. •*** Wild L Uiv uut,u>j^> A*i* *—j j. %,^*«-~ — '-face a test sooner than expected, in view of the oerturbed state of European relations. As the furore about Edward VIII and Mrs. Simpson dies off the front pages, it becomes apparent that the Spanish situation has not improved while the world was watching the British crisis. . If it be true, as reported in the usual authoritative quarter" that France has served definite notice on Germany that she will go to the aid of the Spanish government if Germany continues openly to , aid the rebels, things arc coming to the pinch. The Brisbane | non -intcrvcntion compact, lo which all the powers vjui- Lu-.v-^v.. ..— - n - , "enius lay in determining what the reading public I have agreed, is of French origin. If the French them ** J . i . . .. ! , „ _1 ^^.Jx\i'ti'rnti(4Vior^i T i^\'rK 1 3T.Tf"il liked best in its daily newspaper and, even more important, supplying that preferred diet in the most palatable form. If, ?s has been observed, he was a master of the obvious, It was because he knew the reading public had a preference for the obvious. It Doesn't Mean a Thing P ATER-FAMILIAS has been formally declared boss of the household in France. In an act defining the rights of married women, the French senate made it clear that the husband is to be the head DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott ARE IN SOME. PART'S OF INDIA 'To PRODUCE RAIN OBSERVING ,.,_. .„=- A5PANlSHRARl<y OTM861- FoRBiDDESl OMLY 4To 5 COPIES KHOWN oF 25 MILS DE ESCUDo, BLUE AND ROSE, £EN-fE.R. lKVERffel> I COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION 11-26 At Last, the Unknown Man Is Discovered! recently had occasion lo address an article of mail to J. R. Murphy at the state house in Des Moines. I figured that the man who had been national commander of the American Legion and still was insurance commissioner of Iowa would be well enough known to be reached with an address no more specific than that. But alas the envelope came back plastered up with the notice that the addressee was unknown. An attempt had even been maae to reach him at Boone. J. R. Murphy stands officially classified by the p o s 16 f f i c e department as the unknown man. This amused me so I sent the envelope and its contents to Mr. Murphy at his old home town, Ida Grove, where I knew he would be wrong to say that he employs the impersonal approach and yet he does not simulate the diary style of writing. Back in Cleveland a few months ago I visited the home of Central Press association, from which the Maslin feature is purchased. I was told—and I believe my memory serves me correctly here —that Mr. Maslin is a resident of San Francisco. It would be interesting to know whether any reader has gleaned that information from his writings. Quite possibly some readers are passing up "All of Us," as "just another feature." All I can say is that it's a big mistake. —o— A Necktie Joke That Wasn't Appreciated reprinted a paragraph from the editorial page ol the Eagle Grove Eagle in Grove, \yliere i jtnuw uc wwu»u «- -w lne ta gi e throve .tagie in known. A few days ago. in ac- j wnich W ard Barnes, the editor, !-«„,,rlo^ermpnt Mr. MurDhy W'1'Ote; ft>.«,-« c eoH Hie ,->m-in«;iTV -u/ltpthAr DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLE.VPE.VIXG, M. P. FAT CAUSE OF CHANGE IN POSTURE rr\VJO San Francisco physicians have recently -I called attention in a very special way to an old subject, which should be of interest to ail overweight people. They point out that overweight itself alone is not a fault after middle age, but that the distribution of surplus fat, especially in men, those with a large pendulous abdomen, causes them to assume a posture which is distinctly detrimental to health. This may bo true whether the patient is actually overweight or, except for the paunch, really looks somewhat gaunt and thin. In fact, with a thin, scraggy neck and head, and large potted abdomen, the effect may be just as bad as if there were general overweight everywhere. What happens here is that the weight ot the abdomen pulls on the diaphragm, which affects the aeration of the lungs, and to a EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES hJJUWi.1. •£» *-*- " -—- ~ a knowledgment, Mr. Murphy wrote: "I had not thought I had so quickly fallen into the oblivion predicted for most past national commanders." Confidentially I think that if f •lad used his front handle, Ray, instead of J. R- there would never have been the confusion. But 1 want Ray to go on believing hes the unknown man. —o— The Retort Appropriate for Mistaken Identity. often have heard about the fellow who was mistaken for the headwaiter every time he dressed formally. But it wasnt until the other day that I learned the comeback complete. , "I say my man, are you tne headwaiter?" the accoster asks. : 'No," you reply, "but I heaid him tell a young man this afternoon thyt he wasn't takinr; on any more help." —o— Are You One Who Is t Missing "All of Us?" discover an increasing i city heart; but even worse than that is its effect on the spine. With a large abdomen, the balance of the boay is upset, and in order to compensate for this, the spine in the region of the neck and shoulders is rounded, head thrust forward so that spine looks like an inverted letter S. the entire Everybody must have noticed .how certain people, especially men, after middle age, come to assume this stooping, hcad-thrust-forward posture over a large Santa Claus stomach. They are further characterized by the fact that they have a somewhat purplish mottled complexion, due to the fact that the lungs are compressed and proper aeration is not obtained. A curious symptom is shortness of breath when in the standing position, which disappears when in the lying position. This is exactly opposite of the shortness of breath which occurs in heart failure, when the patients cannot get their breath while lying down, but can get it perfectly while standing up. It is due to the fact that the heavy pendulous abdomen pulls'on the diaphragm in the upright position, and does not allow it to empty the lung completely in expiration. Certain of the consequences of this condition and the treatment will be discussed in later articles this 3jg liltlClC 1 L LJiJt.'! LI ici L Lii>- iiLAjwwuw '" -— UIlLCcl o, ell JW •*• J- di.n«v Ji"-j *.< v j^v.^- ..-— -- t of the family snd conferred upon him the right of stop a ny further volunteering by her citi; } ' . . Pn<;<;i-i is also growing restive, being the choice ol a residence. ,..£ U ^l, n i xt ™nn,-(* nf the sinkinc of The law may remain on the sUitute bonks of France. We doubt, however, if it will ever have a great effect in determining a French husband's status. Experience has shown that the wife usually has more to ssy in regard to family affairs than the husband. The home has ever been the throne of the woman. No matter how we may legislate, she will continue to be the ruler there. Time to Restore Salaries T HEiLfi may be a little lesson in police conditions at Fort Dodge as they have been revealed by a grand jury investigation. One of the three recommendations i.avan.~ed was that there be a restoration of pay cuts made several years ago on the ground that low salaries "invite graft and corruption." Almost every Iowa community under the stress of depression pursued the very understandable course of cutting the cost of government where- ever possible. There are reasons in common fairness and decency, as well as for the reasons unearthed at Fort Dodge, why the whole situation should be given some intelligent study at this time. In most cases, we venture, the facts would warrant a full restoration of prc-depression salaries to teachers, patrolmen, firemen and other employes in the established branches of government. [lttved£lCULl,J^u^i''- J ' v -"***»' selves are now ready to destroy it, the provocation must be great. . . . Unofficial reports of a German division, in Spanish uniform, serving with the rebels, and of large German aviation formations active at the front, seem to be all but proved. One circumstantial report declares that the Germans are giving their whole aviation personnel combat training in Spain, oiti- cers serving three or four weeks at the front and then being replaced by others. There is almost no concealment about it. Of course, there are plenty of the French left-wingers fighting on the side of the government, but there are supposed to oe volunteers and France has at least made a gesture to • • ' - '- - '-- citizens. .CT.USMC; ia ouw ^iw.T.j.t, .*-~— --, eiiifc, p larly stirred by reports of the sinking of a Russian ship bound for Belgium, with the loss of all hands, by a rebel warship. It is difficult to see how such an aggravated situation can be prolonged without a denouement of some kind. Yet it seems quite possible to maintain things as they are for some time to come, just as they have been held steady for months past. Mutual dread is keeping the peace; and it is likely that the reported superiority of Russian airplanes and tanks, in the Spanish battle laboratory tests, may even be a useful pacific influence—as giving the Germans cause to have some doubts of the technical quality of their new re-armament. UNCLE SAM CREDITED WITH PART IN CUBA'S INTERNAL TROUBLES TN CUBA they call Colonel Batista the Cuban 1 Mussolini, perhaps rightly. But he looked remarkably like the old-style Latin American dictator when he forced the Cuban senate to remove President Gomez because he would not permit the Cuban armv to control the public schools. So Cuba loses the "first regularly elected president she has 'had in half a generation. . Incidentally, it sounded, a blue note m the Buenos Aires harmony of peace, democracy and freedom—a note emphasized by the stereotyped charge of Gomez' official defender at the impeachment trial that.the removal of the president had the indorsement of "Roosevelt and Caffery"—Caffery being the United States ambassador. There was no proof of the charge, but'Uncle'Sam is the whipping boy for all Latin American politicians. »/ QUESTIONS FROM READERS week. M. J. B.: "During the past two years I have had a number oC warts appear on my hands. I am a typist and stenographer, but do not think anything 1 handle would cause these warts. The only reason I mention this is because they have appeared only since I have been working. Can you suggest a remedy?" , ., Answer: The best treatment is exposure to the X-ray. In some cases the use of an application of formalin, full strength, just dabbed on once or twice a day, is effective. Procure a half ounce bottle of formalin and moisten the cork by tilting the bottle. Touch 'the wart once or twice a day. Thirty Years Ago — John Johnson of Rockwell visited in the city yesterday. John Hughes and Charles Leightner were m the city from Chicago on business yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Phil Riley of Winona, Minn., have returned home .after a visit with relatives in the / ( Mr. and Mrs. Lew Barrett left yesterday for a few days' visit with friends at Chicago. James Love is visiting with his parents at Monona. . J. H. Hodgkins has returned from a Christmas visit with friends at Chicago. . Herbert G. Gage of Minneapolis transacted business in the city yesterday. Harry Stott of North Dakota is in the city for a visit. Twenty Tears Ago— BERLIN—The central powers today replied to President Wilson's note for peace by proposing a conference of delegates of all belligerents be held immediately in a neutral city. Mr. and Mrs. Knudt Johnson of Madison, wis., are spending a few days in the city visiting friends. Mr, and Mrs. Gus Muehe are spending the hob- days with relatives at Manchester. "Edith Pierson has returned from Rochester, Minn., where she spent Christmas. EL PASO, Texas—Official confirmation of the evacuation of Torreon was made here today by Carranza Consul Bravo. Agnella Powers is visiting with friends at Rockwell today. . , Zella Deeny of the University of Iowa is spending the holidays with her parents in the city. Ruby and Luella Potter are spending a few days visiting with friends at Moline, 111. Ten Years Ago — . Betty Wells of Eagle Grove is in the city for a holiday visit with relatives. E. K. Prior of Postville is in the city to spend the New Year holiday with relatives. R W. McConnell has returned from a Christmas visit with his parents at Webster City. Dr. and Mrs. T. T. Blaise are spending the holidays with their sons and families in Mildred, Kans. Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Willson left today for California where they will visit relatives. Max Egloff of New York City is spending the holidays in the city visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beck and daughter, Aileen, number of Globe-Gazette readers who look upon the daily article on this page by Marshall Maslin, under the hding pealing humanness to Mr. Maslin's viewpoint. Some would charge him with being a bit whimsical at times— but it's a whimsicality that makes one like him. In WOI's daily broadcast from the editorial columns of lowu newspapers, nobody is quoted o.uite so much as Mr. Maslin. I know because almost every day our office receives requests for copies of the paper containing ^-.f,.^^, his curiosity whether the rule of ''Come and get it" for unordered merchandise is also applicable to unwelcome Christmas neckties. The item elicited this heated comment from a clothing man, H. L, C.: . "Is Mr. Barnes trying to be funny with a wheeze as old and as false as most mother-in-law stories- Or do his friends give him two-bit ties? 'Tor several seasons the makers of fine neckwear have leaned over backwards in a successful effort to overcome this once true criticism and have produced their finest creations of the year for their Christmas trade. "Most men would be wise to buy their year's supply of better neck- w-ear in December—believe it or not.' 1 Carbon-Monoxide Poison Employed to Kill Foxes can't imagine a more eloquent testimonial to the potency of carbon-monoxide poisoning than is contained in a method of killing employed by the Imperial Silver Fox and Fur company, situated to the northeast of Mason City. The exhaust from an automobile is piped into a tightly sealed box containing a pair of the animals condemned to death- for their pelts. In less than 30 seconds from the time the fumes start pouring into the box. the animals are stone dead. But just to make sure about it, there's an additional 30 seconds. This has been found to be the surest, quickest and most painless some Maslin article thus publicized. From a daily following of "All i of Us'' I doubt if it would be pos- method of slaughter. There have been no cases of resuscitation. Such are the deadly .qualities of this poison which is generated wherever there is a gas-propelled 'Ml j motor in an unvenLilated space. What happens to the foxes ooth in and will happen to humans Answers to Questions By FREDERIC J. HASKIN' kin, Dlr R. ALL OF US By MARSHALL MASLIN FOR FRIVOLOUS JANE J ANE is unhappy. She takes life seriously. And because of that she's unhappy most of the time. But should not we take life seriously? ^ Yes. but it all depends on what we call Me. Life is a'lot of things, some big and some little, some important and some trivial, and most of our unhappiness comes from taking the little and trivial tilings seriously. , , .. ., Jane doesn't know one from the oilier and that s why she's-usually in>a state of grieving pout. If she states an opinion and someone disagrees, that's a personal insult. If she's wearing a new dress and no one notices it immediately, that's a mortal injury. If you don't greet her joyously, then you must be angry at her or if she invites you to dinner and you say you can't come then it must be because you don't WANT to come. Everything in the world revolves around her little ego and she resents anything of which she isn't the center. She complains that she takes life seriously, but that hardly anybody else does. They're all frivolous but Jane, all cruel, impolite, indifferent, all light-minded. Well, 1 disagree. Trouble with Jane is she does NOT take life seriously. She's, really a frivolous person. If she weren't she wouldn't be serious about trivial and unimportant matters, she wouldn't break her heart over nonsense. She'd save her angers, her griefs for big things and wouldn't waste herself on all those little annoyances that unravel her happiness. •» This is very good advice I'm giving Jane . . . If I could keep it handy and take it, myself, whenever I need it—I'd be happier, too, and less annoy- I ing to certain people I know. ' • and son. Francis, returned . boro, Minn., where they spent relatives. -•"•-• Lanes- \isiun e The science of organized work for invalids or as a form of remedial treatment consisting of various types of activities, physical or mental, which relieve a patient temporarily, or which either contribute to or hasten recovery from disease or injury. It is essential that, occupational therapy be carried on under medical supervision and that it be consciously motivated. Why is a certain writing; called cuneiform? W. H. Cuneatic means wedge-shaped or arrow-headed, and describes the general appearance of the characters. Why was side, and all but a very small amount on the Canadian side, ide of iron or manganese. How lone a chain of mountains arc the Andes? M. B. Approximately 4,500 miles in length, has an average breadth of 150 miles, and an average height of 12,000 feet. What does U. S. P. mean on drugs? B. S. United States Pharmacopoeia, a work containing a list of accepted drugs and established standards for their purity, with directions for making preparations from them. The first edition of the J. uj.>j.r».u.<. »...-.—• -^— LIJcIll. JLH^ AiiJt i,uj-»-.v»- — -• - S P was compiled in 1810 and WI..T ».., Jonathan Edwards j has been rcv ised every 10 years. dismissed as pastor of a church in The iniiia ] s USP after the name of TOMORROW Br CluAKK KINNAIBD Notable Births—Joseph F. Guffey, b. 1875 in Westmoreland county, Pa., .junior senator from Pennsylvania Ernest Willard Gibson, b. 1871 1 ClU-ia^ i veuiicL ... j_ji*n-«v .. — in Londonderry, Vt, junior senator from Vermont William Preston Few, b. 1867 in Greenville, S' Car., president of Duke university . . . Raymond Stan ton Patton, b, 1882 in Degraff, Ohio, hydrographic engineer and director U. S. coast and Geodetic survey . . . Dorothy Arlene Dodd, b. 1911 at Baxter, Pa., photoplay actress known as Claire Dodd. Dec 29, 1675—Charles III decreed prohibition in England—prohibition of coffee! He ordered coffee houses closed, his edict stating they were the resorts of disaffected persons "who devised and spiead abroad divers false, malicious and scandalous reports .'. . to the disturbance of the peace and quiet of the nation." * * * Dec. 29, 1800—Charles Goodyear was barn in New Haven, Conn., son of Amasa Goodyear, who was the first to make pitchforks of spring steel. That same year the first rubber was brought to this country. Yet not until Goodyear was 36—a century ago this year—was rubber of any importance, lor u was then Goodyear discovered the process by which mbber is made stronger and elastic. Crude rubber is not elastic. » * * Dec. 29, 1813—Buffalo, N. Y., was Burned by- Amerindians who were hired by the British at so much a scalp. * * * Dec. 29, 1837—Steamer, "Caroline," was attacked, set fire and sent over Niagara Falls by Canadian soldiers in the culmination of a series of border troubles which threatened war between U. S. Northampton, Mass.? W. K. i Ordained in 1727 as minister 01 a Northampton church and dismissed after 23 years because ol His insistence that no unconverted persons should be' allowed to approach the Lord's table. When dining; with a man does a woman give her order direct lo the waiter? W. R. The woman" tells her escort what she prefers and he in turn gives the order to the waiter. Where is the world's largest mule market? C. F. The one at Atlanta, Ga. What gives amethyst its color? C. T. j Amethyst is a variety of quartz j which has a violet-blue color caused by the presence of pero.x- 1s there a monument to Astrid, Queen of the Belgians? E. H. a drug mean that the drug conforms to the official standard. Wlial proportion of the vehicles in accidents are commercial cars? E. F. According to one survey, approximately 13 per cent of the vehicles in accidents arc commercial cars: 18,1 per cent in fatal accidents are commercial cars. Has New Haven, Conn., alw»y« had the same name? W. J. • The first settlement in 1638 was known as Quinnipac, but in 1640 it was renamed New Haven. GAMES AND STUNTS Your party will be jolly and stimulating if you have a copy of ueen 01 me Dtis^'-^- '-• "•• i "Let's Play a Game!" In this chal- Onc is to be erected in Brussels, j icnging 32 page booklet will be It was designed by Suzanne Sii- j found descriptions of more than vercruys of New York and shows 100 exciting diversions—for the queen with her three children. and Canada. ONE MINUTE PULPIT—Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!—Psalm 133:1. What use is the flag on a rural route mail box? L. M. The postofficc regulations require the flag on a rural free delivery mail box should be raised by the patron when he puts outgoing mail in the box for collection, and lowered by the carrier when he goes by. When was Rasputin killed? H. W. Gregory Rasputin, the Mad Monk, was killed at Petrograd in December, 1916. Prince Felix Youssoupoff testified at Londoo in February, 1934, that it was he who killed Rasputin by clubbing him to death. How can a company ret rights to divert water above Niagara Fills? F. K. A treaty between Canada and the United States has been signed which limits the amount of watei that may be diverted from Niagara Falls in relation to the cubic feet a 'second. All of the j young and old, indoors and out. Games for the holidays, stunts for every mood. The booklet offers complete directions for organizing programs; detailed suggestions for arranging parties, evenings of magic and mystery. Fill in the coupon below and inclose 10 cents to cover cost and handling. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington. D. C. I inclose 10 cents in coin (carefully wrapped) for the booklet "Let's Play a Game." Name Street City . Slate (Mail to Washington, D. C.) I

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