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; THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1933 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE 4 t,EB SYNDICATE rYClVSl'APEB Usued Every Weeh Day by tha MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-I2S East State Street Telepbon« No. 350 LEE P. LOOMIS W. EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOKEM LLOYD L. GBER - Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS--The Associated Press Is exclu 'slvely entitled to the USB'for publication of all news dispatches credited to it o not otherwise credited in this paper, anil also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION BATES Uason city and Clear taKe. Mason city and Clear by lho year 57.00 by tile week OUTSIDE UASON CITT AND ('LKAIC U1KE Per year by carrier .... $7.00 Oy raalL C montha Pel week by carrier .... s 15 uy mall 3 monltu Per year by mall 54.00 By mall 1 tnontb OUTSIDE 100 MILE ZONt, Per year 80.00 BU tiontna ...53.00 Three months. Lake $ .11 $2.01 5 Xi .SI.II Nothing can be lasting when reason does not rule.--QUINTUS CUIITIUS BUFUS. A DAY OP GRATITUDE "jgLOW, blow, them winter -wind! Thou art not so unkind as man's ingratitude," says one of Shakespeare's characters in "As You Like It." The Great Bard, of course, was not preaching a Thanksgiving sermon for these are much too modern and too American, bul he -was giving voice to an age-long sentiment that comes to the surface of every norma heart today. Long before the Puritans dedicated a day a year amid the snows of New England to offering thanks to their God for His benevolence, poets and philosophers were branding the ingrate and exalting the grateful. "An ungrateful man is a tub full of holes," says an old Latin proverb. Ausonius believed that the "earth produces nothing worse than an ungrateful man." In Juvenal's opinion, "If you call a man ungrateful, you say everything against him," while Ballou writes that "gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul." But these are the sentiments of men in relation to ot«av men. Not until the old New Englanders kneit devoutly, offering prayers of thanksgiving, did it seem to occur to mankind to set apart a special time for gratitude to God for His bounty. Thus, the ' modern Thanksgiving is essentially a religious holiday, as divine in purpose as any of the red-letter days in the church calendar. Nothing is more appropriate by way of observance than a religious service. Nothing is more inexcusable in the day of the true believer than to omit a period of devotion to and recognition of the Great Provider. "Tis hideous to say that in this life or that life, this country or that-country there is little or no cause for Thanksgiving. Trite as is the sentiment,; things »are never so bad that they might not be worse. But when all is said and done, everybody is relatively well off. Things for them could be much \yorse. A scant meal might be scantier. A serious illness might be more serious. Troubles in business or elsewhere could be considerably greater. No person is without cause for gratitude. Only the possessor of a low-caste soul, a callous heart, will fail then today to be mindful of the Great Benefactor. America is the better nation for having established its Thanksgiving. Its duty today is to preserve it in spirit and in the reverence its hallowed origin .deserves. CUBA IS THE KEY Secretary Hull and his delegation in Montevideo for the Pan-American congress, there are signs of extraordinary efforts to smooth out the relations between the United States and Cuba, upset by the months of Cuban revolution. Unless there is a settlement of some sort, it is almost certain that progress toward the goal of firmer political and economic friendship with Latin America, much desired by President Roosevelt, cannot be made at the congress. Ambassador Sumner Welles has been called from Havana to confer with the president, undoubtedly bringing with him proposals from the Cuban revolutionary government and probably observations from its opponents. Mr. Welles is going back, but not for long. As soon as matters are settled, he is to return to the State department as assistant secretary, and t h e present assistant secretary will replace / him at Havana. { The eventual recall of Welles is, undoubted- f ly, a gesture to placate the Cuban government's I distrust of the ambassador. He put his money f on the wrong horse at the time of the revolt V against Machado, and the de Cespedes govern- I ment he approved--perhaps helped to form-I was unseated by a more radical element. Nat', urally Mr. Welles is under suspicion. A new I man. can deal better with Grau San Martin, I the revolutionary president. ' But Grau San Martin must first prove that ·j. his government really controls the island. Mr. I Roosevelt thus makes it plain that we have no ·, idea of dictating to Cuba, but only a reasonable ; I and correct desire to see matters in order. We will play ball in allowing Cuba to have the gov- 1 ernment it wants--but it's got to be a govern- j ment that can govern. It is sincerely to be hoped that Grau San Martin can qualify for recognition before the I Montevideo meeting. If not, as far as we are I concerned, the meeting will be sterile. The I Latin republics will all be wondering if there His really an abandonment of imperialism, until Cuba is recognized. Among the purposeless occupations should be listed drawing illustrations for a half-bright columnist. If you don't believe there are 23,000,000 automobiles in the United States take a week-end drive. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COUNTY CONSOLIDATION A PRINCIPAL deficiency in the oft-repeated suggestion that Iowa should go in for county consolidation is that as matters stand today, there isn't even an outside chance of its accomplishment. Counties are perfectly willing to consolidate under one condition-that the county seat shall remain where it is. In theory, Mason City might be made the capital of six or eight counties in this district. But there would be trouble, gobs of it, for the person or persons who attempted to make it a reality. Not even the fact that county government admittedly is the weakest unit in the American system would save the Herring administration if it sought to adopt this one recommendation in the Brookings report. The fact of the matter is that county government hasn't had a fair chance to prove whether it can be efficient. From the beginning it has been laden with archaic machinery. Its base is a board of supervisors chosen without regard to their understanding of the problems before them as executives. Some five hundred cities in United States have found a solution to an almost identical problem by adopting the city manager form of government. Where given a fair trial, it has brought uniformly satisfactory results. Before attempting an unattainable goal oi consolidation, why shouldn't the counties of this state follow the lead of the cities by employing a trained man for a job which requires specific training- and institute a real business administration? A consolidation of offices and an elimination of duplicated services would immediately suggest itself at an enormous saving. This very thing---the county manager plan-has been tried with good results in a number of instances. It hasn't been proved that geography is the weak link in county government. Until it is, there will be no disposition on the part of any county to be absorbed by another county and lose its county courthouse. OTHER EDITORS MR. HAYES ON INFLATION National Republic-Bulletin: The more we hear from Commander Edward A. Hayes, of the American Legion, the better we like him. In an address at New York the other night, Commander Hayes reiterated the fact that the American Legion wants a sound American dollar and he issued a timely warning against the. dangers of inflation. In explaining the ideas of the Legion on the subject, Mr. Hayes said; "We want to know that the fellows who were maimed in the war, and from whom a great deal already has been taken-In the way of benefits, will be receiving a dollar that is worth a dollar and not 30 or 50 cents for that dollar." Those who urge inflation seem obsessed with the idea that it is the only thing- which will save the farmer, and by giving him higher prices. But they do not stop to think that as 'farm prices go up so will the price of things which the farmer has to buy. And they fall to take into consideration what will happen to the wage worker whose wages will rise much mere slowly than the cost, of living. They do not consider also as to what will-necome of the family living on a fixed salary or a fixed income, of "the fellow who has his few savings in the Bank against a rainy day, and of the millions of Americans who own life insurance policies, and those who In later Jife, no longer able to do active work, are now trying to exist on an annuity of some sort which they earned by sacrifice and frugality in the days of prosperity when some of .he folks who now demand inflation were wasting their incomes in riotous living or in the attempt to ~et rich through speculation. POSTAL SAVINGS DOOMED New Hampton Tribune: The government's guarantee-bank deposit law becomes effective Jan. 1, 1934, with 52,500 the maximum amount that will come under this proviso. As this Is the maximum deposit allowed any one person in the postal saving, we are nclined to think that postal savings will become ex- .inct. With all this money now invested in postal sav- ngs put back in the channels that promote home industries, we can commence to look for business and prosperity for one and all, on the farm as well as In the town and cities. This money Is needed in all channels of trade and with safety assured and confidence restored, the banks will be able to function in a businesslike way. It is the little fellows that need selp now and they should he helped if they are men of honesty and integrity. It is said that investigators of closed banks have found that In mo?t instances tho ittle fellows are the ones who met their obligations and that it was the big fellows, who required large -urns of money to carry out their operations, that f.iil- d to come across and caused the banks to close. m «·» OUR SO-CALLED "HUMAN RACE!" DCS Moln.es Plain Talk: For more than three con- inuous months, night and day, a walkathon lias been n progress in the stock pavilion at the Iowa state fairgrounds. During that time it is estimated more than 5150,000 has been spent there for the privilege of watching a number of people torture themselves, .without sleep, except at momentary intervals going round and round--all for the purpose of finding out which couple of young people can stand the greatest amount OE physical exhaustion, and still keep going For -prac- _ically 2,300 hours they have been walking nowT the our couples still in the game, and the lure that is beckoning them on Is a prize of 51,000 for Hie winners The people will have spent for amusement a sum which rni.Mt U f 7 e ?" al J Ilor e ^an half the amount to he solicited for the Des Moines Community Chest The °h» .^^ * . Sp v S °, far QS we can fi S urc ^ °«t. «s that he state fair board will reap about $20,000 in commls- THREB DAILY SCRAP BOOK CAN'T LAUGH THIS OFF Manltato (Minn.) Free Press; You can't laugh ott ifficla! figures. On Nov. 15 farm prices averaged 71 per cent of pre-war prices compared with 70 per cent for the previous week and 54 per cent a year ago-- all according of .." Sag ,!: CCments "rnong economists *if Wl ,^ n the ranks of t h e democratic itself the mlMlewestern farmer is not going to ° bjectio " s to the Roosevelt gold purchasing n ns thls Continues. He may call for a ee r° 0 b u t he is not sotaff to order "" ^^ l ° **** Mm tor * ret " m Albert this DAY JOB ThC AUStIn Community Cheat "eon set for $6,335. which Is only """ 1 " th ° a m o u n t sura like AND most of BLACKFEUOWS of. ;o. AUSTRALIA RANK LOWEST OF ALL HUMAN BEINGS ^^J^X^^iSK^Ax^fSffQ^\ f ^y«fffxK-^fii^^''^ : -:y^f^^^^.c^ Vrf, ·1HERE 14 MORE PERMANENT5HOVJ IH 1HEMOUN1,1K$ of MEXICO -THAN m fta IOWLANDS OF NORTHERN SIBERIA BLACK HAND ORKlrJA.fED IN SPAIM- NOT 1TAL/ DIET and HEALTH Or. Clendenlng cannot diagnose or give nercanBl answers to leucru tiom readers.. When qucstlona are of general interest However, they will OB taken up. In order. In the dally column Ajtdress your queries to Dr. Logan Clenilcnlns, care of The o loo e-Laze lie. Write legibly and not mom Umn 200 worda "By LOOAN CLENDENINQ, M, D. TURKEY, CRANBERRIES GOOD FOOD THE two do not seem to go together. But I wish ·«· to warn everyone that this is an optimistic article, and is designed to encourage those who intend to eat a good Thanksgiving- dinner, and to calm the fears of those who are planning: to go easy. First, cranberries: The eminent Journal of the American Medical association (in February, 1931, if the editor doesn't believe he said It), is authority for the statement that "cranberries aid digestion, may stimulate gastric secretion, and may stimulate the pancreatic secretion in the intestine." That means cranberries stimulate all tie digestive juices. The question is frequently asked whether .the organic acid content of a usual portion of cranberry sauce is an aid or a hindrance to dlgres- tion. The organic acid content of an average portion of cranberries Dr. Clendcnlnjr is not capable of affecting the degree of acidity of the stomach either one way or the other. The acid present in cranberries is citric acid, and in spite of its tartness, it is relatively weak. When there is a deficiency of stomach secretion, the citric acid which is present in cranberries has a favorable influence on digestion in the stomach. So much for cranberries. Now, as to turkey. Who on earth is going to praise turkey enough? According to the books, turkey has about the same amount of protein (20 per cent) as chicken, and about the same amount of everything else except fat. Turkey has 22 per cent fat while chicken has only about 2 per cent fat. This, of course, gives it far more fuel value, almost three times as much as chicken, but even that does not account for its superior deliclousneas. Goose, for instance, has 36 per cent fat, but I hardly believe that anyone would subscribe to the idea that goose was as' good as turkey. No, there is aome sort of a subtle chemical which is manufactured by the thing called "turkey," that Is really superior to anything that ever wna made on earth. You know, the Creator of the Universe was not always In a majestic mood, stirring up spiral nebulae and making solar systems and Mussolinis and Gen. Hugh Johnsons. He had a lighter vein, when He created turkeys. He said to Himself, "Now, I am going to do something that Is superior to anything that has ever been done previously in the lino of food," so He created the chemical compound we call "turkey." There are persons so constituted that they believe turkeys can be bad for you. How anybody can pos- sib'y think that \viy la beyotiri me. Turkeys not only are not bad for you, they are so positively goud for you that it beggars my poor powers of description to tell about it. Turkey settles down not only Into the Interstices of the human frame, but into the mind and soul sit that for hours and days after a man has had turkey he is a better, smarter, kinder, healthier, more companionable and more powerful man, and the same applies to women and little boys and girls. ONCE OVERS ,1. J. 1U.N»V BACKBONE You blame some of your friends for taking what 3'oti call such an uncompromising position in certain directions. 1-ou prefer the ones who can do things In moderation. It is 30 awkward at times to have positive views and try to live up to them in the face of opposing opinions. ' e Are you a namby pamby, wlshy washy wobbler V You don't like that sort of talk ? You don't have to be belligerent, or try to save the world, in order to have a code of right and wronir and live up to it. You don't have to be a goody-goody, to have a system you consider ethical and shape your life accordingly. It is a simple method to thank the one who invites you to break your code and say "No" in a courteous manner. You don't have to abuse those who feel differently about your standard of right and wrong just because they don't agree with you. And if the friends who see things in a different way are rude enough to try to force you to do aa they «"',» ?u rC ne £ d bc bllt one £ 'S ht : b ^ldcs you might tind those who do agree with your standards and are therefore more agreeable. (CotwrlP*!. J«2. Klmr J'utUTM SvMJcaU. Inc.) EARLIER DAYS Uelng a Dn»y c'omiillalton of Intertilling Items firm the "Ten, Twenty and Thirty Years Aso" Kllco of (lie Glbu-«aieltc. NOV. SO, 1903 Mrs. H. IT. Shipley and her daughter arrived in the city Saturday evening from their home in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., for a visit with Dr. and Mrs. Huntley. Dave McAuley and James Watson departed this morning for Chicago to visit the fat stock show. Hiss Ella Franke, Waterloo, after a pleasant visit in the city with her friend, Miss Pierce, returned to her home this morning. Miss Ruth Long returned Monday afternoon from a visit with her brother, Dr. Long, at Rockford. The Misses Vera Bradley, Coral Sykcs and Nellie McKeen left this afternoon for Cedar Falls, where they will take up their school work in the State Normal. C. H. Freeman returned Monday from a visit and business trip at Sibley. NOV. 30, 1913 Stanley McPeak of Ames arrived Wednesday for a short vacation to be spent In the city. Miss Anna Hanson of Waterloo Is In city spending the week-end with friends. John A. Senneff is home from Forest City, where he was called on professional business. Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Treanor of Webster City are visiting their dnughter, Mrs. C. E. Daley. Charles Barlow is in the city visiting with his parents. He Is taking a brief vacation from his studies at Ames. Ed Hodgklnson Is in the city visiting- friends and relatives from Ames, where he is attending college. Misg Arlene Johnson is spending her vacation from Coe college, Cedar' Rapids, with her parents on East Miller street. T. R. Glanville is (he proud possessor of a large and nearly perfect buffalo hide sent him recently by a friend. Miss Fay Mack of Ames is visiting friends and relatives in the city. Miss Ida Adams was in Charles City for Thanksgiving-. SOV. SO, J823 Floyd Wright, editor-in-chief of the 192i Mason- ian, the high school year book; Burton Buirgc, business manager, and George Balrd, assistant editor, will attend the national convention of the Central Interscholastic Press association which is to be held at Madison, Wis., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Miss Marie Baker, student at Hamilton's university, spent Thanksgiving at her home in Algona. Raymond Faltzgrnff spent Thanksgiving at the home of his parents In Dumont. Miss Elizabeth Church, 328 Second' street northwest, is spending a few days at the home of her parents' in Austin, Minn. C. H. Eldridge of Madison, Minn., spent Thanksgiving with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Sherin of the Crane apartments. Charles Caward, Jr., student at Drake university, ia visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Caward, 313 Ninth street northwest, during the Thanksgiving vacation. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Webster of Waucoma were Thanksgiving day guests at the home o£ their two sons here, Ben and Neil. Mr. Webster, who is a member of the Iowa Railroad commission, left toda for Florida where he and the other two Iowa commissioners will attend the national convention of the association of railroad commissioners. TODAY IN HISTORY Notables Born This Date--Jonathan Swift, b. 1667, satirist. * * Jagadis Chandra Bose, b. 1858, Hindu botanist of worldwide fame. * * Winston S. Churchill, b. 1874, British soldier-statesman-author. * * Donald Ogden Stewart, b. 1894, humorist. * « Samuel L. Clemens, b. 1835, who adopted his pseudonym from the call of Mississippi rivermen who in, making soundings said, "mark twain!" meaning "by the mark two fathoms." 1782--Provisional articles of paece between Britain and her lost 13 Colonies were signed in Paris, bringing to a close the Revolution. · a a 1861--The poem, called "The Picket Guard," which made famous the line, "All's quiet on the Potomac," written by Ethel Lynn, was first published in a weekly magazine. · « · 4 1B22--The most important archeological find of the century was made when the tomb of the King Tut-ankh-amen of the eighteenth dynasty (about 3,600 years ago) was discovered near Luxor, Egypt., and found to contain priceless treasures. One. Minute Vulptt^--A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar glveth ear to a naughty tongue.--Proverbs 17:4. l^i^^M^ OBSERVING welcome the proposal of new teeth for Iowa's motor vehicle laws. One proposed provision calls for the loss of a stub from the license of drivers convicted of violating the law. Lew Wallace, head of the motor vehicle department, is urging this step and it is known that he strongly favors more rigid examinations for those seeking driver's licenses. Under the present laws, the courts may or may not suspend drivers' licenses or clip coupons from the licenses. Many violators escape with light fines and with their licenses intact. Thus the effect of the licensing act is largely nullified. . The new act would provide that in all cases where a violator of the state laws is convicted in any court and the license has not been suspended by the court, one of the three coupons shall be detached from the license and forwarded to the motor vehicle department with details of the conviction. The third onviction would mean the loss of Lhe license. Wallace states that through an igreed program of tightening up on ·ecklesg drivers, the courts and his inspectors have, within recent months, detached about 1,000 drivers' license stubs. The mandatory provisions proposed, he says, will stand as a reminder to drivers that there is no escape from severe penalty for repeated violations, even though they are violations of the minor rules of the road. Another amendment sought by .he motor vehicle department would require drivers to carry their license at all times on their person or in the car they are operating. And this department saya amen :o any measure designed to remove from Iowa's highways all who aren't qualified physically, mentally and morally, to be behind a wheel. --o-have this note, written on a postcard and unsigned except for a large question mark in the place usually occupied, by a signature; "In Tuesday's column, referring to the 'world's greatest newspaper' did you purposely omit the Christian Science Monitor?" My answer to this is that I didn't purposely omit that publication. It simply wouldn't occur to me to judge it on the same basis as newspapers which have a general circulation and must exist solely on their own merits as a newspaper. I have the greatest admiration for the Monitor as a scholarly publication containing n most intelligent assortment of topics. I can thlnli of no finer daily supplement to the real dally, newspaper. But I doubt if anybody would 'have a complete view of life--all sides of life--from a. newspaper diet restricted to the Monitor. This isn't Intended as deroga- tory to the Monitor. Not at all. I'm rather of the opinion that its editors would sanction an appraisal which set It apart from the regular commercial dailies. Recently the Monitor has been outdoing: Itself by presenting a series of twenty-fifth anniversary week editions, with roto supplement. These must challenge the admiration of any fair-minded journalist. L respect the Monitor for what It is but I decline to classify it as something that It isn't merely for purposes of being agreeable. --p-- Itnow that many in this country are doing a lot or _. worrying about our so-called ·sports madness. I heard anxiety expressed along: this line early In the fall when 92,000 football fans jammed into the stadium at Ana Arbor to watch tho Michigan-Ohio game. It might be comforting to those who have developed gray hair about this to know that in England-staid old England--a single football ETttme attracts as many as 150,000 spectators and there have been horseraces run before crowds of a. million. Boat racing on the Thames attracts even larger crowds because the course Is so extended. The sports classic in this country is our world series baseball game. And yet it has never been witnessed by more than 60,000. It may be that we are headed toward the "demnltion bow-wows." But it's going to be pleasant to have a few Englishmen making the trip with us. --o^. sincerely hope that there will be a general perusal of Coach Grimsley's daily article on the fundamentals of basketball. Concisely and clearly, the 'judge" is setting forth the rules and the facts about the cage game. A general reading of these daily irticles would mean a belter-in- formed sports public and less booing at the officials in the future. I don't know whether that's his aim but it's my guess that it will be the result. It looks lilto a great basketball year ahead incidentally. Here and now I want to list myself among- the original prophets of a. state championship five. It's a long-shot, I admit, hut my chances arc infinitely better than those of investors in the Drake estate. --o-Was delighted to have tliis unostentatious, sincere little piece of verse from one of tho greatest pals and dearest frlenda I've ever had: THANKSarVLNO. W« lhajvli Thee for lb«.w»5'i of life That brtn* M friends j H'o thank Th« for Thy tava and care Which never end*--^ Far d«M of inum.Vne, d«r» of nla ''" A Btnrlit nlsht-- For bounteous /inrvceln, health and airvnrfh And lova of rtj?hi. W /^ ^^^'^^TOn%^^T^'l^r^C^^-- *' ^^~ ASK ANV QUESTION Answcm to questions printed here ench day are specimens picked from the mans of Inquiries handled by our great I n f o r - mation bureau Inaintolncil In Washington, D. C. This valimlile service lu for free uso of the public. Ask nny nueslhin of fact and get nn I m m e d i a t e reply. Write plainly nrul Inclose 3 centa In coin «r stnmpj for return jKiatnfje. Do not use postcards. Addreag the Clone.Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. IlnaXIn, director. Washington, D. C. What football in tho Pacific conference? K. D. Oregon, Stanford, Southern California, Oregon State, Washington, California, Idaho, TJ. C. L. A., Montana. ITow many countries recognized Russia? M. .1. Afghanistan, Austria, China, Don- mark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Iraq, Italy, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi, Arabia, Latvia, Llthunia, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States and Uruguay. Is a 12 ounre bottle of beer less than a pint? R. P. Yes. There are IB fluid ounces In a pint. Does the U. S. government buy Its meat for the civilian conservation corps from Argentine? B. N. The office of emergency conservation work says that at the time the first C. C. C. camps were established last summer it was necessary to make an immediate purchase of meat. This purchase was mado from Argentina. However, it has not been necessary to make such an emergency purchase since that time and it will not be^necessary in the future. Who hn» the most jobs in America, men or women" J. C. According to the 1930 census, 38,077,804 males and 10,752,116 females 10 years of age and more were gainfully employed. Is Thanksgiving celebrated In England? I. L. The day, as we know It, is primarily an American institution. It is not observed in England, except by Americans who happen to be living there. How ninny German ships In American harbors when U. S. entered tho World war? J. McV. There were 99 with a gross tonnage of 635,406. They were seized by U. S. under an act of May 12, 1917. What Indian chief Is burled In Washington? L. H, Piishmataha, a. Choctnw chief, who riled in 182-1, Is buried in the congressional cemetery. He served tinder General Jackson In the Pen- sacola campaign, commanding 2,005 of his braves. Ho visited Washln- ton in 182-1 and, while returning- from a visit to Lafayette, xva.7 stricken with diphtheria and died. How many times has Army brsat- cn Navy nt football since the World w a r ? A. n. Army won 7; Navy 3; 2 tied. How many microphones and \vlre connections In Kiidlo city? F. t,. There are 250 microphone outlets, the equipment being linked by 1,250 miles of wire and 89 miles of lead cable, some with 40 wire strands. Engineers estimated that: there are 20,000,000 wire connections. It required COO electricians to complete the installation. Which nro tbn six lending nationalities in u. S. In point of number? C. G. According to the 1930 census, nationalities principally represented In the foreign white population were Italian, 1,790,422, 13.4 per cent- German, 1,608,814, 12 per cent- Polish, 1,268,583, 9.5 per cent- Russian, 1,153,624, 8.6 per cent; Irish, 1)23,042, G.9 per cent, What arc Fescennlne verses? T. W. They are lampoons. They are BO called from Fescennla In Tuscany, where performers at merry-makings extemporized scurrilous jesin of a personal nature to amuse audiences. AUNT MET By Robert Quillen "I haven't set down once this blessed day except this mornin' when I kicked at the cat."

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