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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, DECEMBER 31 • 1936 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE AN A. W. LEE .NEWSPAPER Issued Evcrv Week Day by thr MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY ..123 East Stale Street . Telephone N'o^SOO 1S1-123 LEE P. LOOMIS ----- Publisher W EARL HALL - - - - Managing Editor ENOCH A. NOREM - - - City Editor LLOYD L. GEER - - Advertising Manager^ Entered as siiconii-class matter April 17. 19M, at U\t posl- oificc at; Mason City. Iowa, under the act of March 3. 18TJ. MEMBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS which 1» exclusively entitled to the u« for publication of all news dispatches <-«d»«l to it or not otherwise credited In this paper, and all loca. "BOMBER. IOWA .DAILY PRESS ASSOCIATION with DCS Moinw new, ar.d business ottices nt 405 Shops Building, by the year S7.0CI SUBSCRIPTION RATES Ma<on Oty «nd Clear Lake. Mason City sr.d Clear Lake. r^ nn by tile \VCCK » •*•> AND CLEAR LAKE By mail 6 months S2.-5 Bv mail 3 months S1.25 "OUTSIDE "MASON crry P-:- vear bv carrier Per week by carrier Per year by . S7.00 . $ .15 Six month Three months .. 51.r5 Clinching Recovery Q UITE possible it is that the Christmas season just closed will take place in history as the unquestionable start of a new era of prosperity ^ la'-ge volume of business was anticipated but i.i dimensions exceeded all expectations. Numerous c-Jts are reported in which both manufacturer ano retailer failed to prepare adequately and suffered , painful embarrassment from being unable to meet | the demands of me trade. While the buying power unleashed by wa=e increases, bonuses and dividend payments gave ac- j cpferation to the business trend just experienced. • its advent was not an over-night development To the contrary it has been a gradual development. U sta-ted back in 1932 when we hit bottom. More than once, there have been setbacks which scared confidence back into hs hole. But on the whole there has been a steady rise from thai low point. What it all amounts to is a return of confidence Even so late as a year ago, when the recovery "- Ray Murray, Iowa's state secretary of agriculture is responsible for handing along this definition: "A politician is a man who will stand for anything the people will fall for." The chief argument against rural sidewalks in Iowa is that most persons on foot in the country are hitch-hikers waiting for a ride to come along. It's no compliment to the intelligence of the motoring public that autos run into trains more often than trains into autos. The times in which we live are not always happy or prosperous but, boy, they have been enormously interesling, haven't they? So lone as thoselfmlrT go on getting their man, we won't "object if now and then they indulge in a little showmanship. ^^ Somebody pointrTuT^thaThappiness is like a kiss in that you have to give it to somebody to get any fun out of it. We find no evidence that John and_^il- Green are exchanging this year. New Year's greetings Old 1936 hasn't born such a bad year aMhat. DAILY SCRAP BOOK by Scott PROS and CONS was markedly on its way, the feeling of the average -\mencan was that he had better "play em close uo his belt." The wor.n might be over, but how could a man be sure? Loss of business, loss of i!ob. loss of savings-thry were all too fresh ,r. the public con- , piousness to be disregarded. Even ,. tne wca.nei | . appeared to be momentarily en 1m, there was no guarantee that a new blow might not set in at any time Besides, politics was working up to the quadrennial crisis, and none knew whether or not inc old experience or skittish business in a presidential vrar was to be repeated. It wasn't, we now Know. ; 1* is fs«- ; v anpa-ent that the United S'ates has j launched forth a^in on one of its upward swing?. | It i ? worth recaUir,- a; this point that every one , of these swings has carried us to of prosperity. Twj downward s,vines, in new heights a:-e followed, of course, by A BIT HARD TO UNDERSTAND Mgona Upper DCS Moines: Last week a charge oC driving a car while intoxicated was dismissed a«ainst a Swea City roan, on the technical point that there was no proof furnished that the accused was driving the car, in which three men were rid- in" at the time it crashed into another machine, \ue 9 and crushed the skull of a small baby. There may be circumstances about the case nut made public,"but if three men were in the machine, and if there was any negligence on the part of the dnver of the car, then one of the three must have been guilty oi that negligence, whether it was the accused or not. .. . . The entire thing boils down to the dismissal o. iminal action under a technicality, and the final outcome in no way changes the fact that some one vas driving a car which crashed into another machine, and that a baby died as a result of injuries. If'the Kossuth Safety council is looking for_ a .nod point at which to start ' " J action toward safer ch we tend to forget the good times, and regard the future blackly. Which is one of the reasons j i" TV tunes in oaci '™^ hearted their This Christmas d-'iving. it might take a definite interest in the court cases connected with driving charges, of which we have had plenty in Kossuth, and not enough action taken in any 01 them. NEWSPAPER INFLUENCE Rockford Register: Many newspapers have advocated changing the term of the president of the United States to six years and limiting the chief executive to one term. Just how much weight th-.s i-r 15 DRIED FOP- "USE AS A FILE. MILES AM HoilR-AR-H- BV HAWAIIAN SUR.F BOAR.D5 FOOTBALi. ANP ISSUED A LONCj OBSERVING ANY \V£RJE- USED BOHES -TJED "riuE.fEE.-r E.VEMT COPYRIGHT. 1936. CENTRAL PRESS ASSOCIATION /2-3 1 Expose Yourself to Those Who Disagree With You am learning but 1 have not yet fully mastered the _ business of reading authors with whom I am in total and violent disagreement as a means of stimulating my own thinking. More and more I am inclined to value this course of discipline. For, as Robert Quillen points out in a letter to his daughter, if a writer habitually tells you things you already know, what is the profit in reading him. The daughter had admitted to Mr. Quillen that Henry L. Mencken's views irked her so much that she experienced a vengeful urge to hurl his articles into the fire. 'Find a region," writes Mr. Quillen, "where 'the public prints tell the people, year after year, that they are the salt of the earth, in all ways superior to outlanders, and you have a backward region content in its ignorance. There is no incentive to improve if one is already perfect, . "Reading only those who flatter you by upholding your opinions has the same effect Why try to j the lighter content "of life. "You Can't Beat Fun," G. K. C. Seems to Say heard a fellow refer the g other day to what seemed almost a "disproportionate emphasis" on jokes, nonsense verses and tales of silly behavior in the G. K. Chesterton autobiography. Mr. Chesterton, of course, is generally acknowledged as one of the heavy intellects of the era in which he has lived. Whereas he might have given attention to the deeply philosophical, political and religious interests which have characterized his life, Mr. Chesterton gave primary space to those things which have served to bring smiles into his daily living. In effect he has given indorse- ment to the philosophy: "You can't beat fun." I shouldn't be surprised if the average person looking back over his life will have greenest memory of the incidents and events which have been pleasant. Not that he forgets the work he has done, or (lie serious things—but that the fun rises first to the surface of memory. Maybe, it's because it'» learn more if you already know it i all? What is worse, you get the habit of believing all you read and then you are a sucker for tricky propaganda. "When people hear or read the noblest of sayings many times, it ceases to have any meaning at all. Custom dulls the edge of all familiar things. •'That is the reason why strange and alarming ideas have value. They don't slip easily through well-worn grooves in your mind. They strike obstructions and create enough friction to generate heat* You are forced to think. And thinking is what makes you grow. "Soft things are templing, my dear, but steel must strike flint to At any rate, one easily forget* the details of work done. But every sharp detail of a joke or a general good time stands out with lasting distinction. A good laugh lasts eternally; it is a blessing not to be equaled. Or am I trying to reduce to a rule and excuse a fact and condition more or less peculiar to one second-rate reporter? DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLEKDEXLNG, M. P. ake for- proposal will have with the people of the country (itvv, iwi i J- __ , _ r«. l -.,.__l^,,_rrr.4l-ii1 whv smart men m— --. ,. . " b"v up from the faint- i <s problematical. '" i a great ma.'onty [or ,har.-' in the future good time.-. season was most notable having clinched the recovery-not in concrete fnc- tnrs that can be measured by figures, but _m inc minds of the nation. Now at long last we oclicve that good times are here, and will slay. Ihcy wih Later they will fade again, m re- clical swing which is evident in ail j It was only a few weeks ago that of the- newspapers located in the —for a while, sponse to the cy economic life—and'm nature herself. But for some time to come we are due to swing up, and swing ,o a higher point than ever. And when we drop, we won't drop so far. As a matter of fact, we didn't even in this latest oe- pres^ion reach the low point of previous hard times. We just thought we had "gone to hell m a hand ba?kel - because mo?t of us couldn't remember former periods of depression very clearly. A Problem of Tenancy T»KED B1ERMANX, fourth district rcprescnlalivc •*• in congress, in rib recent touched on an important subject address here before the Ccrro Go-do county Farm Bureau organization. The matte-- of writing a constructive, long-time program of' =oil conservation into rental contracts has lone b°en a topic of special interest to this newspaper <= i fa-m editor and wn«n the Decorah man began dis- | cu-ing the plan employed in England tn accomplish . v . p " v . i ' ]1 this important job, Mr. Pickforrt was far out on '.he | slrcamli ease of his chair, with hand cupped to his ear. "while nobody In America would exchange outgeneral land system for that in England, where the ordinary tenant has next to no chance of j ing ownership of his acreage, there are tome features in that system which could well be copied here. Often a family will live on the same land for generations. In the contract under which the farmer holds lease, there is distinct reward for betterments and a distinct penalty for damage to either fields or buildings beyond natural wear and tear. Fertility has thus been preserved for centuries.^ America is young. Except perhaps in the New England states, "where the soil was thin and rocky IT begin with, we haven't come to crips yet witn the problem of preserving land fertility. Oniy within 'he p??t few yen the problem rvcn in g pp,-narh i-.;,- liren bv indirection quite largely. ^ r U- V P rpade 11. ^ prrtnxt for allocating ^nvrrnmr-nt^! j-io-^iy, p <:rrr>nri?i'y consideration rather than a NO. l" Hem. This enphnsis rrv'.-t bo changed if a writ-rounded program is to he worked out. It's almost axiomatic that a farm which has been operated by tenants—a string of tenants—over s period of years is over-run by cocklcburrs and morning glories. We expect the buildings to be in a state of disrepair. The one virtue of the thing is that tl-e young farmer looking for a tract he can financr with his little nest-egg often finds an attractive discount on the price of such tenant-managed farms. But this does not in any sense off-set the value which is lost permanently when soil is allowed to become impoverished through lack of intelligent rotation of crops and the other penalties which must be charged up when a tenant "milks" the land on a year to year basis. Our country may well look to liUie t;igl;.nrt tor example in this matter as once we looked to Denmark for our model in co-operative enterprise. northern halt of the country opposed the re-election of the present chief executive, and everyone knows iust how much their opposition amounted to. Our guess is that if the big dailies of the counlry push for the six-year term that it will never be made into law. WHO WOULDN'T AFTER THAT ELECTION? Ward Barnes in Eagle Grove Eagle: We sometimes wonder if the editorial page is not losing its •mportance in the scheme of things as regards our daily newspapers. We have the Mason City Globe- Gazette in mind. Sometimes we have to go clear over to the ea<=t side of the sports section of the Globe-Gazette to find Earl Hall's most interesting i comments on events of the day. Is Mr. Hall losing I faith in his own philosophy? 1 V-; ENCOURAGING OPINION i Council Bluffs Nonpareil: Frank B. Kellogg, ex- j =ccrp1nry of stato. ex-ambassador to England, and I Decently" resigned'member of the world court at Geneva" express the opinion that the war in Spain "•ill not spread in Europe. This opinion has weight. Kello«g has a wide knowledge of conditions on that continent. The fact that the Germans are short of food supports this conclusion. TRAIN SAFETY PREFERRED Deeorsh Public Opinion: But as for this timid f wr have tn get somewhere in a real hurry, make every" effort to take one of the new trains that while clinging tr, Mother EARLIER DAYS FROM GLOBE-GAZETTE FILES generate sparks. You can't do it | sudden death:" with mud.' 1 If .You Have Flowers to Strew, Remember— "couldn't help remembering this little poem in my scrap book," writes Just Me, "after reading the paper Monday night with all its stories of 1 Farth yet manage to annihilate distance at a speed 'roughly half of that made by passenger planes, and"to" our notion is infinitely safer. M \N, THE GREAT" BENEFACTOR Forest City Republican: We know a young business feliow w : ho says his girl gets a wonderful break vhen»ver he gels a barber shop shave. It seems he' alwavs shaves himself in the mornings. When he gets them cut off at the barber shop it's always in the evening, and the girl gets the benefit of a smooth face. have we begun to rrcogn,7.e p ^ it? broad outlines. And "Ui ; n 7'hilrl American Legion Belittlers REVERSING THE TABLES Whittemore Champion: Nine out of ten adults, if some one held them by the nose and forced a tablespoon of castor oil down their throats would break up all the furniture in Ihe house and carry for 1he rrr-t of their lives, hut they expect to stand for it and keep sweet. ONE FOR EVERYBODY EVENTUALLY Bonne News-Republican: Registration figures for l.O.TG show that there is an automobile for every 44 persons in the nation. It used to be 5.5 persons and some day ,'t the rate we're going, there will be a car for everybody. SOME DIED FOR PROGRESS O N THIS, the last day of the year, we look both toward the past and the future. I have been going over the..year books which summarize medical progress for the last year, and find very little of importance to record. Ihe last three or four years have not been notable for remarkable discoveries either in diagnostic methods or treatment. The best that has been done in this ^period has been to diffuse knowl- i edge and standardize and simplify technique so that the entire medical profession is better equipped, and'the public better educated to use modern scientific methods. This process of widening of knowledge is not without danger to the individual. Many methods of treatment are suggested which are apparently harmless at first, but which on trial are found to be fraught with some danger. The members of the medical profession have always been ready to be the Clendeninf r lrst experimental animals for new methods. As an example of this, on April 4, 1336, there was unveiled at Hamburg, Germany, a memorial tc the pioneer workers of the world who had sacrificed their lives for the X-ray. When the X-ray was first introduced no one realized that exposure to its emanations could possibly do any harm. It was taken up with great enthusiasm, and men worked with the machine exposing their hands without protection. I remember many of my friends who began to have ths little black spots which we die, not then understand so well, but which were really malignant cancers. These poor fellows used to work with an unprotected fluoroscope, used constantly to put their own hands up to test the condition of the X-ray tube, or to demonstrate the miracles of the X-ray to the curious public. Then they began to have amputations of fingers, of hands, of arms. Almost without exception they met their fate with „ calm courage, working to the end, happy in the thought that their example would protect their successors from the some dangers. On one side of the German shaft in front of the Rontgen institute of St. George's hospital are the names of the American martyrs. Starting with Robert Abbe of New York and Frederick H. Baetjer of Baltimore, there are 39 of them altogether. Today these dangers have been eliminated by protection of the X-ray tube and fluoroscope, and protection of the skin of the examiner. QUESTIONS FROM READERS I J.: "Is il possible to treat adhesive pericarditis or is an operation necessary?" Answer: Adhesive pericarditis is Ihe result of an inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart so Thirty Years Ago — Mr. and Mrs. James Conners arrived home today from their Christmas visit to Minneapolis. Mrs Bert Boyden of Mitchell, S. Dak., arrived in the city yesterday for a few weeks visit with her E. Brown of St. Paul was in the city yesterday visiting with friends and relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zoller of Spirit Lake have arrived in the city for an extended visit, T L D Tenney of Austin, Minn., returned home today following a Christmas visit with relatives in the city Mrs. Walter Wilson of Nora Springs is visiting in the city for a few days. Twenty Years Ago — Sue McLaughlin of Minneapolis returned home last night following a few days visit with her parents in the city. The following officers were elected by the Cerro Gordo County Medical society at its meeting held last night- Dr. C. L. Marston, president; Dr. W. E. Long, vice president; Dr. W. J. Egloff, secretary- treasurer, and Dr. Long, censor. Mr and Mrs. Lloyd Licsenberg returned ycslcr- | day from a three weeks trip to Philadelphia, New i Abandoned Rails Are Unnecessary Hazard was reminded by a recent crash on North Federal avenue of an observation made not so long ago in this space by R. F. F. He said his daily use of this stretch of brick pavement convinced him that the abandoned streetcar tracks were a hazard which ought to be removed. A Minnesota driver found such to be the fact. He skidded on the slippery pavement and ended up with a crash into a telephone pole. If this stretch of street is to be re- paved next spring—a thing which Mason Cityans more or less take for granted—it would seem to me that the safety of motorists could be maintained in the interim by filling in along and over the rails with asphalt or tarvia. The property damage suffered in this one mishap toward needed. would go supplying quite a way the material When J quit 1hi< niorlnl nhnre, And mosey 'round no more, Don't werp. don't Jifh. don't »ob— I may have xtruek a bftter j«b. Don't r n And huy * larr# bouquet, For whieh you'll find it hard to p»y, Don't mope Around And feel All blvt~— I may be belter off than you. Don't lei! the folk! I wu A ufnt. Or any old thine that I ain't. Ir yflti have jam like that In upread— Dense hand it out before I'm dead. If you have rosev blesn TOUT poul. .lust pin one in my button hole While I'm alive and well today— Don't waft until I've rone »wmy. Our Good Fellows Ar* of a Superior Order! am made the prouder of Maaon City's Christmas Cheer Good Fellows by comparison of the total raised here with the total realized in * like venture ai Waterloo, • city almost twice as large. Her* the total was $1,259; there it was $1,276. I claim that makes us look pretty good around here. YoVk City, and Washington, D. C. •isiting relatives Elmer Mincy of Woodbine is in the city for a few days. R, A. and Haroid Moore are spending a few days on business at Mankato, Kans. Albert Schmidt, Eric Lmdcr ana Lars Au^dal of Northwood transacted business in tne city yesterday. Answers to Questions Bv FREDERIC .!. HASKIN WHY NO IOWANS AMONG THEM? Marshalltown Times-Republican: Iowa entrants failed to land any of the four Rhodes scholarships available. 'Smaller with you young Hawkeyes? EDITOR'S MAIL BAG INCREASED PATROL FAVORED FORT DODGE—I observe in our local paper the recommendation of Ihe Iowa Safety Council in relation to improvement in the molor vehicle laws. ! highly approve of more highway patrol men at better "salaries, and suggest Ihe drivers license fee be increased 1o one dollar per annum to take care of these addilional patrolmen. It. is the cheap- bl ! r"-t insurance a motor vehicle operator can possibly _ ! v, uy A penalty for persons driving while intoxical- WRITER in Harper's, typical of his kind, re- | cd ' canno |, be made any too severe, and the mini- o belittle the American Legion i mum penalties should be fixed so that no ** cently sought by pointing out that it hundred thousand" of the four and a half million men who went to war in 1918. The fact is that Legion membership has exceeded a million members, is approximately that and will go above that mark in the year ahead in all probability. Not far from half of all eligible for membership either now are or have been on the rolls. In Iowa this figure is probably more nearly 75 or 80 per cent. These rolls, incidentally, are the greatest ever mustered by an organization made up of veterans. The Grand Army of the Republic, by wa^ of comparison and with no thought of minimizing its record for patriotic Influence down through the years, hit top with less than fi half million members. The purpose of these belittling critics is to make H appear that the Legion speaks for only a little group of World n-ar veterans. That story just Ao«cnt itand ¥p under a facing of th« facts. local Ten Years A?n— Mrs F. J. Koffron and son, Donald, are spend- ing'the holidays visiting relstives at Cedar Rapids. The Rev. LeRoy C. Cooley, former pastor of the Presbyterian church here, has been chosen to the pastorate of the Presbyterian church at Cooperstown, N. Dak., after six years of service in the church at Winterset. Basketball scores last night included the following- Iowa 35, Marquette 21; Michigan 34. Syracuse 27; Wabash 41, Purdue 3:!, and Pennsylvania 2B, Yale 15. . , Only Big Ten players to be placed unanimously on the all-American football teams of 1926 were Herb Joesting of Minnesota and Bernie Smvely oi Illinois. PLEASE NOTE— A render ean ret the «n«wer to my Qnentlon »f f«t &T wrilinr the SLuon City Globe-G»*eUe's Information Bureau, Fred«ri« I. H»i- kln. Director. Wuhlncton. D. C. Please send thre. (3) eent. roiUie fwr replr : Who was Annckc Jans' second | made her stage debut in a itock husband? M. K. j company playing in Los Angeles. Anneke Jans, a widow who i At 12 she staged the dances for owned 60 acres of land in the i Ihe movie production of "In Gay if New York City, was mar- Madrid." She was instructed fied to Dutch Reformed church in New Amsterdam, the second minister in Fokme, minister in the ! and Eduardo and Elisa Cansino. , Bogardus in ! dancing by Michito Ito, ALL OF US By MARSHALL S1ASL1N in the colony. What eastern cones'e has scholar ships for students named phy? E. J. arships for the collegiate education of men named Murphy. The awards go only to students of high While she was dancing at Agua Caliente the manager of the Wal- that adhesions are formed. When these are so dense that they interfere with the function of the heart, a surgical operation is sometimes able to release them so as to allow free action. But this operation is not always necessary. up P J,: "After bathing, my skin becomes so dried that it is scaly and itches so that it drives me nearly frantic. How can I rid myself of this condition? I don't like oils on my body." Ansder: This is common in the winter time and has been called "bath itch." You are fortunate if you can choose between oils and itch. You may have to give up bathing except about once a month. TOMORROW By CLARK KJNNAUiD consists of only a "few j C0 urt could let a violator off with a mere slap on is being remodeled some the hand. And while this law ._ mention should be made penalizing an operator with a motor vehicle with defective lights. There are altogether too many of these kind of cars on the highways for the safety of the traveling public. If this law is re-vamped, the penalizing made severe enough, and a sufficient number of patrolmen are on tlie. highways to see that the laws are strictly enforced, we can reduce the number of deaths and accidents in Iowa very materially. I am willing to put forth my time and effort to help see that a law of this kind is enacted by the next legislature. Yours very truly, L, W. WHEELER EDITOR'S NOTE—Amonz 1hr recommendations advancc.-l by ihc Jor'.i Stale Safety council 1|iJ3 week vas one lor a law requirirtK th»t motorbLs or. l.he highways with defective lights stall within 48 hours of their notice have proof in the hand? of the molor vehicle- department in Des Momei that tht Mp«ir§ have been m*d«. Notable Births—William Frank Knox, b. 1873, Chicago and Manchester, N, H,, newspaper publisher and recent vice 'presidential nominee ... Dr. John F. "Jafsie" Condon, b. 1860, _Lindbergh kid- naping case intermediary . b. 1882, chain journalist . . ' pioneer motion picture producer . . . Alfred Steiglitz, b. 1871, artist-photographer " ^-,-j—i Roy Wilson Howard, William Fox, b. 1878, b. 1897, photoplay actor Charles Bickford, Lew Fields, b. 1867, oldu'me stage comedian . . . J. Edgar Hoover, b. 1895, well advertised and ballyhooed director of the bureau of investigation, department of justice . . . Marion (Douras) Davies, b. 1900, photoplay actress. Jan. 1, 1752—Elizabeth Griscom, as Betsy Ross, an elopement bride, became famous for something she didn't do, i. e., design the American flag. The flag she made was designed by Francis Hopkinson, Philadelphian who was signer of the^ Declaration of Independence, an inventor and poet ONE MINUTE PULPIT—Whoso removeth stones shall be hurt therewith; and he that cleav- eth wood shall be endangered thereby.—Ecrlesi- " astes 10:3. THE MODEST MAN rpHE ODDEST remark this radio listener 1 Hut-ins that late political campaign was dorf-Astoria Starlight Roof saw .her and engaged her for a New Mur- i York performance. Subsequently Ben Hecht and Charles MacAr- In 1916 William Stanislaus thur gave her the role which maae Murphy, A. B., '85, donated to j her famous in "Crime Without Harvard university annual schol- I Passion." How many inarched in President Franklin D. Roosevelt'* fir»t Inaugural parade? C. K. Approximately 18,000. How many Immigrant* e»ra« *• this country last year? A. B. 34.912. Do many children of school ar* die- of tiihrrcutosis? S. S. While comparatively few child- heard made and by a Gentleman who wanted to stay in congress an was telling everybody how important it was to vo<. for him. I confess I don't know why I was listening to him It may have been because I was top lazy lo get up and change stations on the gentleman. So I sat there hypnotized by his pleading voice- as I've heard a silly bird will sit on a limb hypnotized by the swaying head of a murderous green serpent and at last he said something that made my listening worth while. He referred to himself as a "hardworking, honest, intelligent and modest'' man. That last adjective was the one that delighted me most. . . It's possible for an ordinary man lo call himself "hardworking." Or even "honest." And perhaps he can call himself "intelligent" . . . But only an extraordinary human being can get right up 1:1 meeting and tell the wide world thai he ts "modest. It didn't seem quite right to hear a man callir,g himself modest in the same breath he was using to tell us what a great public servant, he was . . . fc>o I ran for the dictionary and the dictionary defmea modestly as "placing a moderate or low estimate on one's own merits; no: forward or aoastmg. Trouble with that fellow was that he thought "modest" is an adjective like -"tall," "fat or "green" He didn't know that if you are modest you can't call yourself modest, and if you do you are convicting yourself of immodesty. . . Once a woman told me that she had "a keen sense of humor." I nodded and said that was a very fine thing to have; but after staving at her side for a few moments I discovered that she didn't have a keen sense of humor at all. All she hao. was an exaggerated sense of the ridiculous—as she ooserv- ed the traits of other people. What she really had was a mean streak! ... But I didn't tell her that. I should go looking for trouble. p. s.—I watched the election' results and with considerable disappointment observed that the candidate who referred to himself as "modest" received much more than a modest vote. He gave the other- scholastic standing. How many miles of ski trails at Lake Placid? E. J. Two hundred and fi fty miles. I Tf an employe continues to work i-flrr B."t. (Iocs he receive his ppn- jsinn? A. H. An employe who has reached the ?ge of 65 will not receive any benefit payments unti'. he ceases to work. He will then receive his monthly retirement check regardless of property or other income which he may have. How many archbishops In the Church of Eneland? N. H. Two. the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York. Each has jurisdiction in his own province, and the Archbishop of Canterbury is, in addition, pri- I mate of all England. How Ion? have knives been used on the dinin? table? H. W. Since early in the 16th century. How longr wore New York and Philadelphia, the U. S. capital? New York City temporarily for one year. Philadelphia was then the capital for 10 years, from 1790 lo 1800. Since then Washington has been the capital. Which of David Graham Phillips' novels was published posv- humously? A. R"The Story of Susan Lenox." Of what does the Roman Curia consist? H. T. Composed of tribunals and various offices. The tribunals are: (1) the sacred penitentiary which deals only with cases of conscience; (2) the sacred Roman rota which deals with contentions and cases, civil as well as criminal, requiring judicial procedure with trial and J proof; (3) the supreme tribunal of j apostolic signatura which acts as a court of appeal. Tell of Margro, playing in Winterset. H. F. ren die of tuberculosis, this disease usually begins in childhood. In the early stages, tuberculosis U easily controlled and cured. Uncle Sam's Almanac fellow a terrible licking And I feel quite unhappy about it. Things like that shouldn't happen. The new and enlarged edition of Uncle Sam's Almanac for 1937 64 pages with colored cover—• will soon be off the press. Offered for the first time last year, "Uncle Sam's Almanac" has proved one of the most popular publications ever to come from our Washington information bureau. It met with instant success. Five reprint editions were required. The demand seemed never ending. "Uncle Sam's Almanac," compiled by Frederic J. Haskin, is a private publication aisembled mainly from governmental sources and is conceded to be the best dime publication of its kind ever offered in this country. If you send in your order now, with "a dime, you will be sure to receive your book just before the new year. Use this coupon: . . Margarita Bolado was born in Mexico City May 10. 1917. the daughter of a Spanish surgeon. The young actress lived in. New York and in California, and at 11 The Mason City Globe-GaietU Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington. I enclose 10 cents In coin (carefully wrapped) for "Uncle Sam's Almanac." . Name Street City State ; (Mail to Washington, D. CJ

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