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FEBRUARY 3 1931 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Maaou CEitp (Slobe A Lee Syndicate Newspaper Issued Every Week Day by the WASON C1TV GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY 121-123 East State St. Telephone No. MOD WILL, P. MUSE Editor W. EARL HALL Managing Editor LEB P. LOOMIS Business Manager MEMBKIl OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for publication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper, and also all local news published herein. SUBSCRIPTION KATES Daily, per year »'-"i? Daily, per week la Outside of Mason City and Clear Lake Daily, per year by carrier S7.UO =S Daily, per week by carrier J-j? Daily, per year by mail , 5 months, 52.25; 3 months, $1.25; 1 month 50 Outside 100 mile zone, daily, per year b.OU 6 months 53.25 3 months 1-75 from the convention mandate and "indorse the principle of immediate cash retirement." While the Legion is unmistakably on record as op^ posed to initiating: cash payment legislation, its leaders take the liberty to rule that it is all right to get behind such legislation "already initiated." Here's a perfect case of drawing a distinction where there is in fact DO difference. On the whole, it's a pretty thin disguise. The executive committee has assumed a power that never was conferred upon it, that 'of over-ruling the whole membership o£ the organization. The responsibility for holding up the Legion as a crowd of pledge-breakers is squarely upon Commander O'Neil and his associates. THE 7 LAWYERS"ARE AHEAD O N A BASIS of past performance, a good-manj lowans will give a higher rating to the unanimous agreement ot seven distinguished Iowa lawyers that the projected state road bond issue is constitutiona" at the Postoffice at Mason City, Iowa, as Second Class Matter. Everyone strctchetli his legs according to his coverlet.--HERBERT _^__^_ than to the lone opinion of the attorney general that it is unconstitutional. It is interesting to note that this was a position inferred, ir not actually stated, by the lower house of the legislature Monday when it voted 67. to 41, in favor of the proposal which Mr. Fletcher says is unconstitutional. It would be a sorry state o affairs if Iowa found itself in the position of being un able to do what three-fourths of its citizens desir ±o do. THE OLD H O M E T O W N By Stanley NO WAY FOR GUESTS TO ACT M ANY businessmen in America regard B. C. Forbes, editor of the magazine bearing his name, as the ,, I! final authority on matters pertaining to business and i|.\business trends. In the light of this, a recent article !jfl!written by him on the subject of'"Communism" is Hf regarded as worthy of space in this department and is reprinted herewith: "Would you knowingly keep in your home a firebug who had frankly warned you that he was waiting for the first opportunity to destroy your,home? "If among your neighbors was one large family that told you its ambition was to become powerful enough to break up your family circle, seize all your possessions.demolish yours and every other church, forbid you to worship, confiscate your food and dole it out in famine portions only as long as you obeyed its autocratic dictation, would you willingly exert yourself to build up that family's ability to carry out "These questions are prompted today by the latest incendiary tactics of the Russian Communists who enjoy the hospitality of the American family--that is, the American nation. · "They have turned lo spreading false rumors about New York banks for the malicious purpose of starting runs on them, in the hope that the alarm caused by runs un iiienit ILL nit iiu(j- v*.«w -- the clbsinsr of one bank after another will spread and «-·»- ; -- -*··; tn t-Tnm? thcivnnv OTHER EDITORS fided to me what was going on, statements have come from other quarters. "Why shouldn't Russian Soviets do this very thing-' '.Isn't such action exactly in harmony with their whole avowed policy toward the United States and toward every other 'capitalistic' country? "What more timely--or fiendish--scheme could i they adopt at this moment to try to carry out their ! ambition to overthrow America's whole system of \ government, to destroy all individual and family and ·i corporate ownership of property, and to inflict upon this land the awful conditions now cursing Russia? "Yet what attitude is taken by many responsible ...ijimeritran citizens toward this firebug now harbored '('under our national roof? t ,,,r\,, "There are big men and big corporations actually ..·xertincr themselves to coddle the Russian firebug, to I build up the resources and the power of this neighor- 1 ing family that is openly eager to destroy our Ameri- Can "Som 1 e of them have gone to Russia to show them how' to develop their agricultural, industrial, transportation and financial strength"Industrial and other organizations m America have extended credit to the Russian government, notwithstanding that that, government's supreme ambition and determination is to bring about the rum of the United States. Britain and every other nation on the face of the earth. , "Not only so, but permission is granted an out-ana- ~- r out soviet organization to set up in business here to 111 act as a go-between in utilizing American money W American credit, American inventions, American machinery and American brainpower to fit Russia first, to flood our own markets and the markets or the rest of the world with 'dumped' goods made Dy enslaved labor and, finally, if Russia's ultimate am bition be realized, to cause red revolution m the United States and everywhere else. "·He who would sup with the devil, must, needs have a long spoon. 1 ... "Do the American gentlemen who are so readily playing the Paissian soviet game approve of the engin eerine of runs on American banks ? "Such, diabolical tactics, gentlemen, are part an parcel of Russia's openly announced policies and pnn C1P "Is it in the interest of this nation to traffic will ,i'', i and build up, a nation that boasts of its intention t IV overthrow our institutions as soon as it, tn,inks t ^ co-operation by American citizens and corporation develops sufncienUyjjr^ weaU£jind power. GOOD NEWS OUT OF MEXICO T T HAS been some time since a "Mexican crisis" wa ·*· heralded in the news, which measures the Ion S f strides that Mexico has made toward reconstruction III following the long period of revolution following the overthrow of Diaz. Mexico now has a stable government, has settled 'her outstanding issues with the United Slates over oil lands and leases and now appears to be in the way of disposing of the most pressing and ticklish of her internal problems. This last week the dominant party of the revolutionary government adopled^as a policy a return to private land ownership, the abolition of confiscation, security of titles and a pledge that the government will pay for all.lands taken over hereafter. The action isn't official as yet, but the party completely controls the government, and the policy has been advocated by the president. It will undoubtedly soon go into effect. Mexico is working out of the revolutionary era, becoming less and less "radical." I THE ENDS OF EDUCATION Davenport Times: The legislative investigation of the conduct of the State University of Iowa may be expected to lead along many by-paths. The athletic "scandal" will be rehashed. Considerable of the impetus given the probe, and much of the popular interest, centers about what President Jessup may have known about the "subsidizing" of athletes. Not a few feel that the whole story regarding Iowa's ouster" has not been told, but many will question if that is a proper concern of a legislative committee. . Those who have been most closely associated with President Jessup, since his coming to Iowa, have lelt that athletics occupies little place in his conception of the purposes of higher education. The emphasis which has been laid upon winning football teams suggests a sophomoric state of mind, which dangerously borders upon arrested mental development in the most flagrant cases. The conviction is held by not a few prominent educators today that athletics has come · to occupy too large a place not only in school life, but in the public attitude toward institutions of learning. Local or state pride explains a normal desire to excel in competitive events, but championship teams have not always conferred benefits upon the school which developed them. The interest aroused in their performances detracts from school work during the football season, in the opinion of many teachers. They have observed that better work is done when the student body settles down to the midwinter grind. The achievements of a university president and the board of trustees of the institution must be measured by the growth and development of the school and the eminence its several colleges come to enioy in the field of education and service. It is vital to the welfare of our state Kirnorted ducational establishments-that we properly evalu- te the factors which are truly important. A GRAPEFRUIT OVATION Kcwanec St:ir-Courier: Alas, poor Rudy Vallee, e knew him well. America's No. 1 crooner was this veek treated to a barrage of overripe grapefruit jvhen he rolled his eyes and thrilled a heart-palpitating melody t o - a Boston audience. Rl'idy's navy training elped him dodge the grapefruit and continue to sing nder fire until the last liquid note of his song. Then o astonished Boston admirers he crooned a short ermon which was not on the program. He told his udience with customary restraint that "there might e some who enjoyed hearing him." And the show vent on. --· The vibrant Mr. Vallee is having; difficulties put- ing himself across lately. A year ago any one who ared to heave a grapefruit at his smiling face would ,ave faced a spontaneous struggle with every female n the country. Not so today. Rudy went to Holly- vood where he made one or two famous flops. Lately Jroadway gossip mongers like Walter Winchcll and O O Mclntyre report that Rudy's night club, Villa THEISE 50ES TRAMR, FOUI3. FRONT OF THE 4A1U WHEN I COME BY THiEl^e -PEN ,NOT QOJNTO OPEN THE JAIL UP FOB NO NOT BE CHIEF COOK AMP CHAMBER. MAID THOSE BUMS THAT HERE UAST What do ou nppil In know? Ts there; (.time point about your Iiuslne.iN or porflonal life Hint lMl«JirK j-ciu? Is tltrre stimrtltlcif; you uiuit to ttnow tvlthuut delay} Submit your question to Frederic .1. liiisldn, dlrertor of tiur Wnshliictou Information bureau, lie Is employed to help you. Addre.sH your Imiulry to thn GIolie-Gazclto Information lltireuu, Frederic !. HusUliu Director, \Vnsli1nRton, U. C., nnd Inclose 2 cents In cola nr stlimpH for return pustuce. Q. Which broadcasting station is furthest south? N. T. A. WIOD, Miami Beach, Fla. Q. Why Is a certain p e r f u m e called Viang Viang'.' F. II. A. Ylang is the name of n rnrc, fragrant Chinese flower. i. Arc lllirnrlnns p:iid high siil- iiries? It. 10. A. "Making a Living," by Lyon, says: "Pay in most libraries is not high. Trained persons wilhout experience are commanding from $1,100 to $1,600 or more, yearly. Most salaries are probably below $2,000, but many individuals receive from $2,000 to ?10,000, with only a few, however, in the upper level." Q. Does Kurope raise us much wheat us XJ. S.? E. W. A. Much more. In 1929, according to the preliminary report, excluding Russia, Europe raised 1,415,000,000 bushels, bushels. U. S. raised 807,000,000 Q. Utuler what flags 1ms Tc.vns existed? V. C. A. Under six flags, namely: MARSHAL. OTEY WALKED HAS MADE UP HIS MIND To STICK STRICTL.Y To POLICE WORIC,ArTO MOT RUN A SOARDJN^ HOUSE AS H£~ DJP L.AST VMINTER. -CSEE -roMotBR.ows PAPER m DIET and HEALTH By LOGAN CLENO13NING, M. U. Author ot "THE HUMAN BODY" I5r, ClcndonitiH can nut diagnuso or Ki\ - e pufbunul unswera lo letters from readers, When [[iicstlons aru ot KG tie nil interest, nowever, they will be taken up, in order, In tlio daily column. Address your queries to Dr. Ixgan ClcnilenLiiy, care of The 'J lobe-Gazette. Write Icgitriy ami not more tlmn 200 wortU. tion. C.LENDENING EXPLAINS GALLSTONES INFECTION of the gall bladder is the origin of most 1 of its troubles. Every degree of severity in disease, from simple catarrhal inflammation to the formation of gallstones, may be initiated by an infec- How does the gall bladder become infected? If you study its position iu the anatomy you will see that it is very liable to such au event. All the blood from the intestines returns to the right heart by way of the liver. This is the por- . ta.1 circulation and all the porta veins go directly from trie intes'.in to the liver. Now the intestine is a highly infected place, always full of germs. Some of these naturally get into the blood stream, go to the liver anl are excreted in the bile and hence lodge in the gall bladder. Diseases in which particular infections of the inside of the intes- rin r'tnniir*n{iii tines take place, such as typhoid Dr. Glendenmg ,,_ _ no t ab i v likely to produce EARLIER DAYS 't-lnc a Daily llumiilllitlon ivr IntcresUiiK Ilerm from (It "Twenty Vi-nra AKII" lllc.s (l Ilin Rlulic-Cinifttc. · 1'Ett. 3, 1U11 N. M. Nelson, who recently sold his farm north of the city to the cement company, has purchased the Miller residence at Clear Lake and will vacate liis farm, moving into his new home March 1. This is two blocks south and one block cast of the Page and Crane lumber yard. Mr. Nelson is an old seaman and he thot that he would like to live again near a body of water and so lie chose Clear Lake as tlie place of his abode. Frinlt C. Lovell expects to fix himself up in proper style and ou about the fifteenth of this month will light out for, California where h's wife has been for the pasl six weeks. They will together visit there for some time taking in the sights. He expects to report for duty at the Page lumber yard in the early spring. Clear Lake and Cerro Gordo county which have so long known the W. A. Burnap family is soon.to know them no more, as residents. For riix~*iara- trie Fleur-de-lis of France; the lions and castles of Spain; the eagle and snake of Mexico; the lone-star banner of the republic of Texas; the stars and bars of southern confederacy, aiid finally the Star-Spangled banner. Q. To settle nn argument, does n horse push or pull «. liuggy? W. It. A. The horse pulls the load. Every pull contains some sort of a push and the only true pull is the force within a body under tension, which keeps the various small particles of matter together. The horse may push on the collar, but eventually pulls the load since the traces exert a pull on the wngon and the load which follow the horse. Q. Is there a demand for vcteri- miry surgeons? N. F. A. Dr. Mohler, department of agriculture, says there is room in this profession for more people There are approximately 10,500 veterinarians in U. S. at present. Q. Of wlmt were the early colonial candles made? G. M. A. Marion N. Rawson says in Candle Logs: "Bear's grease and deer suet went into some of the first candles which the early aet- tlera made in this country; and then spermaceti, the waxy solid obtained from the head of the sperm whale and brot to the coast of New England before the middle of the sixteen hundreds." Q. Wlmt heciime of Col. Fa-.vcett, who started upon an exploring expedition a few ycnrs ago? F. B. A. Col. Fawcett, noted British explorer, his son Jack, and a friend Raleigh Rimell, left for Brazil in 1925, with the idea of finding a lost civilization. Nothing was heard of them and ia Feb. 1928, a relief expedition under Commander Dyott attempted to reach the party. A f t e r considerable search and investigation, Dyott reported that ha was convinced Fawcett and h'l party had perished at the hands of hostile Indians in the Xingu country iu July, 1925. Colonel Fawcett was a member of the Royal Geological society of London and the search 'or him was instigated by the society. Q. Who invented tho saxophone? V. P. A. There was a famous family of Belgium musical instrument makers named Sax. The inventor of tin saxophone belonged to this family, ami his name was Antoine Joseph Sax, known as Adolphe Sax. He was born at Dinnnt, Belgium, Nov. G, 1814, and died in Paris, Feb. 4, 1894. In 18'15 he took out a patent for the saxhorn. On June 22, ha registered the saxophone. Q. How ninny businesses arc conducted by Negroes? B. G. A. The National Negro Business league says that there are 6,000 Negro physicians, 67 insurance companies, 35 banks and 270 newspapers. Negroes conduct 70,000 business enterprises of 196 diferent classes. BO-BROADWAY ' lly jnsF.ri! VAN IIAAI.TE" , colonel has served Cerro Gordo county aa clerk of the courts and he made a very able officer. For years he has been an expert accountant checking up books all over the county and he is one of the very best. They will be missed in Cerro Gordo county. Miss Stacia Riley was a very happy hostess to a number of friends on Tuesday evening when she entertained in honor of her cousin, Charles Kinney, a resident of Winona, M'nn. The young folks enjoyed themselves at 500 which was followed with a three GW YORK, Feb. 3.--M o d e r n commercial requirements are variegated. An importing f i r m in the Grand Central district, seeking .he services of a switchboard oper- itor and typist lists the following requisite qualifications: "Courtesy, diplomacy, neatness and accuracy, willingness to keep fully occupied fluving Inactive time. Ability to take punishment without getting irritated." DARREN VICTORY--It strikes literature by reaching those people who are living and creating America and not merely writing about it. A worker in an oil field, a businessman, a miner, a. forest ranger, a stockbroker, a housewife, a debutante, a politician, an apple grower, a bootlegger, an. actor, a. farmer, a bishop, an office clerk or a longshoreman.--anyone who has something significant to tell about his lliu ua lie lias tifcs.er.vca it. . " fever are notaDiy uiteiy LO pruuucc iuuiiisuwv? tiL juu ^ m ^ u %y»m *.wn^**^^ »»»*.« ^ w...~- gallstones. A famous American physician relates that i course luncheon, he had a surgical operation for the removals of gall- R. W. Healey, wife and daughter of Belmoml are stones 35 years after he had an attack of typhoid expected to arrive in the city today awl wi 11 be Vallee, has not been playing to big money. The ·adio is Rudy's court of last resort, where he can croon without danger of grapefruit from the galleries. THOSE HILTON TWINS Algonu Advance: The Hilton twins, so-called Siamese twins who visited Algona last fall en route west on a. vaudeville tour, are again in trouble. News dispatches in dailies last week reported that a hearing was held Friday on a receivership action brot by the twins, Daisy and Violet Hilton, against their managers, Mr. and'Mrs. Mycr Myers, who were with the twins when they stopped here. The twins have left their San Antonio, Tex., home, and are living with a friend. The girls seek an accounting of the funds they have earned in vaudeville tours. Several months ago the twins were named correspondents in divorce proceedings started by Mrs. Mildred Oliver, who claimed alienation of her husband's affections, asserting that her husband bad fallen in love with both of the twins. Siamese twins are humans joined at birth by a bridge of flesh and bone which usually cannot be .severed without causing death of one or both of the twins. LEGION RENDEKS FINE SERVICE SHIFTING from opposition to advocacy of the · proposal lo convert adjusted compensation certificates to cash fifteen years ahead of their maturity, Legion officials have skated out on to some precariously thin ice. In the resolution there is a frank admission that in the last national convention the Legion membership Kor.Uford Register: Along with other types of fine as well as constructive service which local American Legion groups are rendering in their respective communities, the bringing of the Oberammergau Passion Play to Mason City by Clausen-Worden Post of the American Legion is especially worthy of mention and credit. One woman who bad the privilege of attending the presentation said afterward that she thot she would never care to see another average moving picture for fear it would serve to destroy the fine impression which the Passion Play left on her mind. Many were not only entertained by the gifted players but were edified also--literally "built up." Any individual or organization whose contacts and conscious endeavors are such that those who come within their spheres of influence are "built up" ore r;nod r'tizzr.x aivl ·-··-··'· tially real patriots, whatever their color, race or creed. Such are deserving of th£ gratitude of tlieir fellows. \VAV APPOINTMENT APPROVED Hiirdin County (Imv:i Falls) Citi/.cn: Thomas A. Way has been appointed by Governor Turner to a place on the highway commission and the appointment has been confirmed. This appointment should be good news to the rank and file of the people of the slate. It means, in our judgment, that there is to be a force on the commission in favor of taking into consideration service to home people, a force in favor of regarding the spirit of the law in the matter of market and post roads, a force in favor of jnotecting the towns of these states, a force that places moreVitresa on the towns and country people than on the tourists. The people of this state are going t.n find Governor Turner a man of the common people and the opposition to him arc go- fever. One of the stones was cut open under asceptic precautions and a culture made from the center. The culture showed living typhoid germs. When infection occurs in any cavity of the body which contains a fluid, the salts in the fluid are liable to crystallize out around the infective germs and form i stone. Thus kidney and bladder stones are formed from the salts of the urine. The salts in the bile are fatty, a substance named cholesterin predominating, and this may crystallize out around a germ to cause a cholesterin stone, the commonest form of gallstones. It the bile stagnates for any reason or becomes too concentrated, the cholesterin may form gallstones without an infection present. Thus in any fever or slight derangement of health the movements of the intestines may be sluggish. This retards the normal emptying of the gall bladder and concentrates the bile so that stone formation is aided. When large amounts of fat or rich foods are eaten there is a changed fat chemistry in the body and an increase in the choleslerin in the gall bladder. Gallstones arc more frequent in the well fed and in gourmets and lovers of rich foods. Pregnancy not only slows up the activity of the intestines, but also makes a change in the fat nutrition, this also being reflected in the gall bladder. Gallstones are much more common in women who have borne children. All these events being frequent happenings, we might expect gallstones to be frequent--and they are. Since cholesterin ia difficult to keep in solution the wonder is they are not commoner. t me that a girl who measured (JliKVI took a definite stand against immediate cash payment "because the firsl and major activity of the American Region has been and always will b« tiio c a . r o. .... disabled and his dependents." But now that "legislation looking toward Uie conversion into cash has been initiated in the present session of congress" the national commander and his associates on the executive committee fcnl free to turn · ing to find him no fool. ONE MINUTE W WIT--Grace and peace be multiplied unto you thru the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. According as his div'ne power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, thru the knowledge o£ him that hath called us to glory and virtue.--II PeLcr, i, 2, 3. Ill KIMiAlt THE UNWISE WISE MAN There was a man who to himself Said: "Since the books upon the shelf Hold all there is of knowledge, Until I've read them one and all I'll stay within my quarters small, And make my room a college. Till I've learned ail there is to know Thru every printed page I'll go." And so he shut himself within His stuffy den and started in Lite's musty facts to swallow; In rest or play he ne'er indulged And tho in time his forehead bulged, His cheeks grew pale and hollow. But knowing much he didn't know Why children shrieked and shouted so. And one day when he ventured out With other men to walk about He wondered why they hurried, And why they laughed and why they sighed, And why they cheated, robbed or lied. And also why they worried. Love, hate and grief perplexed him much Because he'd tost the human touch. ' He found to his dismay that men Did many A foolish act and then Paid dearly for their folly; Passed wisdom by for pleasures gay, Suffered strange fits from day to day Of hope and melancholy. Of wisdom he had but a part, He'd never read the human hctirt. guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Bickel. Mr. Healey was formerly one of the owners of the Park drug store of this city. Miss Millie Rye has resigned her position as head of the choir of the Trinity Lutheran church. The resignation will take effect at once. Will Holcomb believes in possessing his own home and now has under construction a residence, that, when completed, will be a very comfortable home. The location is on Fourth avenue in the B and O addition. Mr. Holcomb is 'ri the employ of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company. H. TS. Law of Mason City and his brother, R. A. Law Waterloo, tho two men who purchased the J. W. Clark farm of 308 acres north of Charles City for the purpose of commencing a factory for the manufacture of vacuum cleaners, were there yesterday looking over the situation. They state that notwithstanding recent attempts to thwart them in their enterprise that almost everything necessary to its success had been arranged. The Peoples Gns and Electric company is now engaged in extending their line from the northeast corner of tho North Iowa fairgrounds west- to the Colby Auto company plant, jusl west of the Odd Fellows home. Both the Chase Manufacturing plant and the Colby Manufacturing company arc going to rim their plants by motor power. They have looked over the situation thoroly and have arrived at the conclusion that this is the best they can do. The Ideal Steam Laundry is now installing five motors and hereafter this concern will use electric power. The Fireproofing company is also installing five motors and wil' use electricity for operating. ,, Strand brothers will sell at public auction two miles east and one-half mile north of Manly Wednesday Feb. S, 24 head horses. Ill head cattle, 65 head sheep ·in hogs and farm machinery. A big sale. Col. A. L Mo.s'.sman cries the sale. up to that standard would be an awful bore around the place. She'd be too mouse-like. Nobody wants a person around who can "take punishment without getting irritated." That shows a degree of control not quite comfortable and human. As old Bill McNutt used to say in the poker game: "I don't like these birds that lose a big pot to you with a smile. The squawk of the loser is music to my cars." AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FLOOD-One of the magazines in town announcing a contest for stories ·om unknown writers with prizes f .?liOOO and $500 for the best arratives, 2,fiOO to 6,000 words con- crncd with some phase of Amcr- an life. It's an attempt, the editors say, o bring new vigor and life into YOU'RE THE JUDGE ,-CROWDED RACKET--The W idea is all right, but all that's going to do Is still further clutter a field that at the present time looks like the right-of-way after the washout has subsided and traffic resumed on the main line. There are too many early rising chambermaids, as it Is, wielding the stylus and diverting the attention of Ye' Ed. from close consideration of manuscripts submitted by a lot of the boys and girls who are depending for their pancakes, truffles, cigarets, gin and Java on the number of yarns they get over the plate iu a year. It's all right to give literachoor a boost nnd to encourage sad-eyed genius wherever encountered. The tribe we're against are the dilettantes--the babies who "write on th' side." Writing "on the side" is like a man loving two women at the same time. One o' them's bound to suffer. Who's Who -and Timely Views HOUSK "SPINELESS BODY" Ky CHAR1..KS K. CJMSI" Congressman From Georgia. C'trirlcs R Oisli w:is lir. ti :i!. 3-:iL:LVJll,;, l n . , Oct. lit. 1670. He \V!\s educated in Hip mil'illr soliwilH nn! l u t n r nil milled ti thn Ccorulu Tiur. Ho wus clcclcl ttj tho flfly- rmmh roi'inrcsi '" sr-rvn nut His iinn.v|lr«l term of lil.i fullicr. llio tale Bpwibcr of I h n hnusc From lad" I" I ' J ' t I'" « 1 "-' i J»'!«' ot tlio «lty court at Amcrlciu. lie rcalsnctl tr lu'ri-nL tin- p o ^ l l l u n til" [ w r H n m f i t i t r u i n n p-irllnimnlnrian "l the- t 11m Itilr.l Gcornltt in tkifi a l x l y - K R C n m l rnnnre.'is. In 1012 Me was criilli: iiiiUunal cnnviMUIon at Baltimore. He tiaa represented dlalrkl In cunjircss slnee 1U1II. D R. PENOBRCOT B. BAY had been practicing i this particular town for more than a dozen year. One day the child of Mr. tind Mrs. Hickory L. .Tone fell ill. Dr. Bay had been the family doctor of th Joneses for quite a while, so he was called in. He cam and examined the child nnd pre.scribed for it, bi even tho the child took its medicine regularly, he became steadily worse and eventually died. Mr. Jones was very sad at this, and very bitter at Dr Bay. So to everyone he met, in answer to the question as lo what the child died of, he answered that he died of overdoses of drugs prescribed by Dr. Bay. At last this began to reach the ears of the doctor, and when he felt t h a t it had been going on HO long as to imperil his professional standing, he filed suit for slander. At Hie trial .Tones argued that even tho be did say those words they were not such as to make him liable for suit. How would ynu decide this case? iMahc up your mind before you read the decision. The i l n e l s i i . n : Ttie. c'.url, IK'ltl w i l h t h e «loe.t(»r. The jii'l«e.s rnisrinerl tlllifl: Such \voMs sp"kt'n conei'rnln^ n rliytm'ia n f i l e neUonntili- In Ihom.nelvi'.-i. Ttie charne jm[nr1.s wueh a u»lnl !f;no.rnnce nf Tils pro- fesstnn ;IK t'i rlcstroy ccmtidcnr.c l;i Mlm, nrirl .·" Ihe Jaw Im.s .settled l l ' t l i n l words vvliie.li Inlncly Imi'Ule. lo a ilticlnr central iKnumncc ur lnc.lt or skill arc aelUmithle. U NDER, our present rules the house of representatives ceases lo be a representative body. It no longer represents the constituents back home. It lias become n rubber stamp to approve the affirmative decrees of its masters, the autocratic triumvirate -- the speaker, majority leader, and chairman of the rules c o m m i t- tce. Tt.s arrogant masters, in preventing consideration oC legislation, e x e r c i s e veto power anc: Charle.M Crisp do not even consider the wishes of the house membership. I have watched new members o Dio house coming to Washingioi full of enthusiasm and of carncs desire to serve t h e i r constituent? They soon find they are hog tie( and gagged by cloturc rule. The cannot get a hearing before eithe the committees or the house Use] on many of their measures. Thci enthusiasm is subdued and ambitio and hope turn to despair. My pro posed amendments of the rule would ameliorate this unlutppy si nation. Under the present rules t h e hous is i m p o t e n t lo act unless Hie t r i u n virate consents. The t r i u m v i r a exercises a more effective veto tlia 10 president lias, for the house can vcrride a president's veto but it ia clpless now when the triumvirate gcon holes a measure. The trium- iratc can smother any legislation hey do not want to come up. I think the most discussed and onltoverted issue before the Amer- can public today ia prohibition. I elieve members of congress should .avc the courage to let the public now how they stand on any public ucstion and that a knowledge of ow the house stands on prohibition ind other questions will be useful o the country. Under the rules I roposc, 100 members of the house could force a record vote on prohi- lition. As it is, it can be smothered n committee unless the triumvirate approves action. The triumvirate haa reduced tho iou.se lo a mere cipher, a spineless, impotent legislative body. Under the present rules, 80 per cent of tho members may desire to consider a bill but unless the triumvirate consents, there is no way to get up the measure for consideration. Drunk with power, the triumvirate defies the membership. I appeal to the electorate of the nation to correct this outrage by seeing that your congressmen vote to liberalize the rules of the next house to insure their vote and voice on legislation. If the changes I propose are adopted, the house rules will be a workable and splendid code of rules and this conviction is based on 30 years oC familiarity with the procedure of the house of representatives.

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