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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1934 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETlT A I.KB SVXmuATK NEVVSl'.U'EK ', Issued Every \VeeH Duy Ly tl:e MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE COMPANY tai-133 East stale Sired Telephone 'No. 3SOC MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THREE LEE P. LOOMIS W; EARL HALL ENOCH A. NOREM L. GEER Publisher Managing Editor City Editor Advertising Manager MEMBER 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 -Mason Cily and Clear LaKf. Mason city iiinl Clear Lake by Ine year 57.00 by HID week § -15 OUTSIDE MASON' CITV AND CI.KAH LAKE Per year by currier .... S7.00 By mail Ei months . . . . 5 2 ( 1 0 Per week by carrier 5 .15 By mall -J months SI.00 Per year by mall si.01) By ;nnll l mouth s .50 OUTSIDE 100 .MILK ZONE Per year JS.OO Six months 53.00 Three months. .51.50 They who nro pleased themselves must always please. --THOMSON Unquestionably it would be a great triumph for the ad-' ministration to clean up the war debts, which in the last two years have seemed to be almost a total loss. Besides, the billions to be collected would be of inestimable service in financing- the recovery program, and if the deal could be worked on anything like a fail- basis the bogey man of an unmanageable public debt as the price of recovery would be dissipated. There will be nothing; more interesting- to watch in the next few months than the reaction of the debtor countries to the mingled cajolery and threat which Uncle Sam is preparing to use. DAILY SCRAP BOOK Pertinent or Impertinent QUALITY COMES FIRST A SK average mtin to look IKICK over Ins past and pick out the best bargain he ever had in merchandise and the chances are ten to one that he'll cite some article which commended itself on a basis of quality rather than price. For the past four or five years, the American tendency has been to buy from the price tag rather than from an assurance of quality. We have been more or less pushed into the "shoddy" class as buyers and one of the most encouraging bits of news iu this community in a long time was contained in the announcement this week that Mason. City has joined a hundred other cities of the country in focusing attention again on the quality element. The arguments for quality are both clear and convincing. They can be reduced to a simplicity understandable to all. Obviously if you pay less and get poorer quality, it is not a bargain transaction. If you put price above everything you are extravagant, not thrifty. Smaller amounts spent more frequently do not spell genuine economy. If you put price above quality you will have to buy oftener and your total expenditure will be greater In the long run and the service given by the merchandise will not be satisfactory. Thus you lose financially and in service if you worship price and forget or ignore quality. Quality merchandise is offered now at lower prices than ever before. It is extremely unwise, therefore, to purchase less substantial merchandise merely because it can be bought for less money. Buyers are in a. position to demand more for their money, but when sacrifice of,quality is involved in price reduction it is the buyer, not the seller, who loses. Merchants, if convinced that the buyers do not want quality, can eliminate It and concentrate on price. Then genuine bargains will be non-existent. The buyers will be getting less for their money than ever before, even though prices are at new lows. For safety, then, insist on preservation of quality. Remember that the climb out of national depression will be accelerated by putting quality above price. The impetus for real prosperity must come from the mami- lacturer and sale of quality products. If the industrial ^"Ucitefl States were converted into a low wage "sweat- w shop" by public demand for shoddy goods genuine \ prosperity never would come. Your economic salvation lies in preservation of quality. MRS. ANDREW JACKSON /·COMMENTING upon u. recently published statement ^ to the effect that Mrs. Roosevelt was the first president's wife to smoke, a paragrapher asks if the writer of the story ever heard of the wife of Andrew Jackson. Doubtless he had, but he had probably also learned that Mrs. Jackson was not the wife of a president, having died after her husband was elected, but before he was inaugurated. And General Jackson, as well as many other people believed that her death was due to a broker cart. Most people are of course aware of the fact that jong years after Jackson was married, it was discovered that contrary to information which they had received, Mrs. Jackson's first husband,, who turned out to be a blackguard, had not obtained a divorce from her at the time they were married and that their marriage was therefore illegal. The divorce had been granted later, however, so the couple again went through the marriage ceremony. Jackson, who was the most devoted of husbands, took every precaution to prevent his wife learning that the affair was a matter of comment, and it was because a certain political enemy liad made slig-hting- remarks regarding his wife that the future president involved himself, ostensibly over another matter, in a quarrel with the fellow and killed him. During Uie presidential campaign Jackson was ac- oused of having lived in adultery with another man's wife, and a pamphlet was printed regarding the a f f a i r and largely circulated. After the election Mrs. Jackson went Into a newspaper office to wait for her husband and chanced to pick up one of these pamphlets. She was so shocked and wounded that she became ill anil never recovered. So the wife of Old Hickory never shared white house honors with h i m , though they had gone along life's pathway together for very many years. She was a d e v o u t Christian and the general iiad built for her a chapel at the Hermitage. Following her death he be- j came greally softened and was said to have embraced j religion himself, though he never succeeded in overcoming a violent temper. The wound which he received in the duel In which he slew the man who had slandered his wife bothered him as long- as he lived. EUROPE COULtHPAY NOW DEVALUATION of the dollar may Joad to some ac- ·*·*· tion in the war debt zone. With approximately 40 per cent reduction in the price of dollars, war debts have been cut from something over $12,000,000,000 to about .'57,000,000,000. The French could pay us now with a little over 52,000,000,000, for example." Already a move la starting in congress to seize the opportunity forcibly to remind the debtors of their obligations. One proposal Is that of Senator Hiram Johnson, who would heavily penalize the sale of bonus of i any delinquent government in this country. New loans I to them would be absolutely forbidden. Only little Fin.; land, which has paid in full, would have free access to tho A.merican money market. It is extremely likely that the Johnson move has at lenst t h e tacit approval of the a d m i n i s t r a t i o n . Although a r e p u b l i c a n , Johnson stands h i g h at the white house, when: he was recently indorsed for re-election. The wife of Charles Chase, so-called film comedian, after twenty years of married life asks a legal separation. After witnessing a fifteen minute film showing, twenty.years of Charlie Chase is our conception of eternity. The United States national museum has a collection of -1,141,686 insects. However if you_avo really interested and are not going to Washington next summer you might try a Sunday afternoon picnic. The locale and the character of the present rioting in Paris recalls a page in. French history when a trough in the Place de la Concorde, stretching from guillotine to nearby Seine, ran red with blood. Once again government invades the field of private enterprise. The Baltimore association of exterminators pretests against a rat catching campaign launched in that city by the CWA. Mr. Brookhart says that though his friends have urged him to run for governor, so far as Iowa politics is concerned he is all through. Well that was about the last precinct to hear from. If only the French were half as concerned about the billions America lost by believing they were honest as they are about the sixty million they lost in a pawnshop swindle at Bayonne! Paris mobs viot over ouster of police chief. Luke Miller says he can't understand it. OTHER EDITORS JOHNSON F. H.'s WOKST AP1'OINTE13 L. II. Henry In Charles City 1'ress: Perhaps the most unfortunate of all President Roosevelt's appointments is that of General Johnson, who is lacking in in all of those considerate and sympathizing sentiments toward the man in small business. It became evident in the early days of the new deal and it still manifests itself in all of his relations with the public. The small businessman is all important in that there is more of him, usually with an important standard of intelligence and because of his small business he is identified closely with the affairs of his community and is interested in all of the progressive movements. Recently when Senators Borah and Nye reproached him on his attitude toward small business, and advised him of the many letters received complaining of tho short hours required and increased salaries demanded, his flippant and arrogant reply was that "in that cisc- it is just too bad for the small business." But he should know that the small businessman ia he who rents store rooms,- and often while he conducts business on. borrowed capital, yet he is able to support his family in comfort, rear his children in good citizenship and contribute toward the moral weltare of the town or city in which he resides. He is not a buffoon nor a roughneck but is usually it gentleman and treats his neighbors with courtesy and respect. The various lines of business are entitled to helpful consideration, and should by no means be thrown out iu the streets as undesirable citizens to join the bread lines and the soup houses. CHARLES CITY CANDIDATE Oelwciu Register: Speaking of candidates we notice that a man from Charles City by the name of Shrader has announced that he will be a candidate for the republican nomination for congressman from the fourth Iowa district. In the published report of his candidacy about the only thing- he offers is thai the people of his home town of Charles City thought enough of him to defeat him for mayor of that city. We may have overlooked it in the columns of the Charles City Press but up to the present time wo have seen nothing ill the columns o£ that paper regarding this candidacy. i«o a^ LET'S GET BACK OK OUR SCHOOLS Storm Lake Pilot-Tribune: Now that the depression is over and we've recovered from our doubts anci fears, let's get back to the most important business at hand--lhat of restoring our schools to their former efficiency. Iowa has not suffered in this respect as have many states in poorer regions, although in many localities we have, been forced to shorten our school terms. Branches have been discarded, teaching staffs reduced and salaries cut. LANGUAGE WE UNDERSTAND Hmulioldl Republican: When the administration distributes more than a half million dollars in loans to Humboldt counts' farmers on stored corn, ft is talking; a language our people can understand. At the !-;ame time it is a language that our people have never heard before. Ju fact, it is ji language that our people had firmly believed did not exist except for the favored interests of the great centers. -^» «- HOOVER TOO SM.YUT TO ACCEFX Marsluilltnwn Times-Republicnn: Of course Hoover « r ou!d J)e a great president of Iowa university. But it is altogether likely that he will not care to take the job. Jessup's experience in recent years in dealing with a bunch of politicians with pigmy minds will turn people with -··-bilily and capacity to do things away from this job. NO T1MK TO HALT CWA Uim\s iio|)orlrr: We hope, that congress will act. speedily in the emergency and that Mr. Hopkins and the regional administrators under his direction will not drop a single person from the CWA payrolls, but instead will be enabled to put every body on who can qualify. EDITOR'S MAIL BAG HOW MUCH PREPAREDNESS? MESERVEY, Feb. '2.--"Preparedness docs not insure this country or any country against war. But it does come in mighty handy in the event a war does comu along." So says the G'lobe-Gaxettc, and we arc inclined to agree with that view. May we add a thought that came to us? Assuming- that military power can serve us, let us not forget that it is contrary to the military creed to accept the role of a servant. The recent outburst of Colonel Stoilter demanding- universal conscription in peace time will serve to illustrate. Too long have we allowed jingoes and rabid militarists to monopolize that which they call patriotism. When the militarists wan I appropriations from congress they usually arrange a war scare to get what they want. Should we decide to rely on a vast military machine for protection, we must likewise be prepared to become the slaves of such n machine. Sincerely yours. K. CLAilEiXCE UUJG11. ?UACK DO A BRISK BUSINESS SELLIS FAKE-MEDICINE? IN IN U S I N G /WE YASHMAK , WOR.H BY 'THE. wo MEM O F MUSCAT O M A K , AS V \ 1U3J, L'v Central Press Association, Inc.* OBSERVING DIET and HEALTH Dr. C J c n d c n I n i ; cannot diagnose nr give personal answers .to tetters from readcrn. When questions are of y«ncral Interest, however, they wilJ be taken up, In order, l[i the dally column. Address y o u r queries to Dr. Locn" deadening.. car« of The CJIoiie-cazette. Write legibly nnd not more than 200 words. ~Iy LOGAN M. EARLIER DAYS An Interesting llally FrLiliirn llr;nvn J-'rum the (iMie-Guzcltu'n I'-Jles nf tin- Yenr* Cone ]\j. CHROMIUM MAY CAUSE SKIN MALADY I AM informed by a representative of the Jewelers' Technical Advice company that when I stated in an article a few weeks ago that white gold, such as is used on spectacle frames, caused an eruption of the skin from the nickel it contained, I might not have been entirely accurate. 11 quote the letter as follows: "However, I believe you are mistaken in placing the blame on nickel. We have evidence that the culprit is chromium. "Chromium plating is extremely common these days, both on expensive and on cheap white-gold jewelry; also on novelties thai are meant to imitate platinum or white gold. "Chromium dissolves fairly readily in hydrochloric acid, which is to be found In perspiration, nnd the resulting chromium salt is irrita- ~--~--:--: ting to the skin. llr. CtenaenuifT "(Nickel plated articles have been used in contact with the skin for a generation; there have been instances of irritation, but not many. Chromium plating' is comparatively new; but the instances of irritations have been numerous ever since it came into use.) "We hold uo brief, as they say, for either nickel or chromium; we just mention these matters with the idea of keeping the record straight. "Yes, nickel is a component of most white-gold alloys, but never a major one. "We know of one case where a patient's wrist was made sore after a. few days' use of chromium plated wrist watch. He had the case rhodium plated arid the ailment cleared up. In another the rhodium was almost ns bad as chromium, while a nickel plated case was perfectly comfortable. From all we can learn, rhodium irritates very few people; when we recall that it is a member of the platinum group, this seems natural. "Returning to white-gold: In our own experience and that of our clients, we have not found a case of skin irritation from UNPLATED good-quality white gold. All the cases OF WHICH WE HAD ICNOVVL- EDGE, came from white gold that was CHROMIUM plated. "This chromium plate is very thin, and the layman would probably not recognize its presence. "A large proportion of the white-gold jewelry on Uic market is plated. The plating may be of rhodium, or chromium, of nickel, of tin, of palladium, or (rarely) platinum." QUESTIONS FROM RKADEEIS A. L.: "Will you please tell me what are the symptoms of hardening of the arteries?" Answer: Hardening of the arteries in the early stages produces no symptoms. When the arteries in organs have become sufficiently "hardened" so that the blood supply is cut off, symptoms occur as, for instance, in the eyes--dimness of vision; in the heart-angina pectoris; in the kidneys--Bright's disease; In the pancreas--diabetes, etc. ONCE OVERS Thirty Years Ago-Miss Hiuiiley sang a bountiful solo at the Baptist church Sunday morning ami in the evening rendered Mendelssohn's "Evening Hymn." Superintendent Cole is in Grant township today to visit the schools there. A marriage license was issued today to Wesley F. Butterfield and Amelia F. Venz. Mrs. Will Murphy of A l b e r t Lea is in the city for a visit with friends. Miss Rose Halhorn, who has been employed at the city library for two or three years, departed today for Janesvillc, Wis., her home, where she has been engager! to act as assistant librarian. H. 13. Madsen, M. B. A. supply clerk, is back on the job after a few days' confinement with quinsy. Nate Friedman, representative of the National company, returned this morning from a short business trip to Chicago. Col. Riley Cross of Swaledale is in the city for a few days' visit with relatives and friends. Twenty Yvurs Ago-Rumors are afloat near Freeman that the A r m o u r Packing company will install a plant near there, since the purchase of 100 acres of land by Armour took place. Other reports are that the land will be used as a shipping point for stock. Articles of incorporation for the Security company have been filed, with a capital fixed at ,f 100,000. The officers and directors are president, J o h n A. Scn- neff; vice president, Allan F. Beck; secretary, S. A. Schneider, and treasurer, K. W. Clark. A parly of about 10 contractors and engineers, including some city officials, were the guests of the Northwestern Portland Cement company. They were brought here to inspect the plant and wero entertained by Salesman Hnsbrouck. A four ton road roller belonging to the city is missing, and Commissioner H. K. Stanbery is now making an investigation as to the whereabouts of the roller. Miss Miriam Winter has taken the place of Belle Parker in the high school as instructor in commercial arithmetic and general science. Ten Years ARII-WASHINGTON--Former President Woodrow Wilson died last night in his sleep following a brief i l l ness. Dr. · Gruyson, personal physician to the f o r m e r president, stated it one of Mr. Wilson's last wishes that his funeral rites be simple ami without ceremony. Six local druggists are planning to attend the Northwestern Druggists' association convention in DCS Moincs this week. Those who have signified their intention of attending are A. W. Weed, A. H. Kohl, Leslie Ramsey, Ora Newman, \V. R. Mickey and Mr. and Mrs. A. .!. Killmer. D. K. Lundbcrjr, of D. K. Lundberg and company, left Saturday evening foi' New York to purchase his spring stock oC wearing apparel and accessories. On his trip, Mr. Lundberg will visit, in addition to New York City, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago and St. Louis, II. C. Sherratt of Winnebago, Minn., has accepted a position with the Lepper Jewelry company here. Iva Willey, ·!!! First street southeast, expects to spend several days in Kiester, Minn., on business this week. got it laugh out of the radio the other night. But first let me interpolate a yarn you may never have seen in print before. Years ago there was in Dos Moincs a certain republican hanger- on who had become a real pest to party leaders resident in the Capital city. One day the late Senator Young was sitting at a desk next to the railing" in the business office of the old DCS Moincs Capital when the hanger-on referred to wandered in. Busy at the desk Senator Young did not notice the pest u n t i l he leaned over the railing anil said with great cordiality, "Good morning senator, how do I find you this morning;?" The veteran editor looked up and seeing: who his visitor was, responded promptly if not politely: "Quite by accident, I assure you sir, quite by accident." It was quite by accident I assure you that 1 happened to hear part ol a Phillips Lord broadcast and listen to the erstwhile Seth Parker breathlessly telling about an old sea chantey he had discovered, the "oldest of them all," h« declared. He was so excited about it that he had called a New York newspaper ami sung it over the phone so it would appear iu print in thai newspaper. He hail also called Paul Whiteman ou the telephone and sung it to him and Paul, he said, was g-oing: to introduce it into his program. "You will be hearing this from orchestras all over the country," said Lord, "and I want you to remember the first Lime you heard it was over this broadcast." The chantey was "Blow the Man Down." If Globe-Gazette readers are in- .erested they will f i n d it on Page 87 of that excellent nook or songs' old anil new distributed by the Wasli- .ngton Bureau of the Globe-Gazette, and if Phillips Uord and Paul Whiteman really want Lo hear it sung. they should arrange a telephone' . connection for the next meeting of I the Mason City Rotary club--when Bill Wilcox leads the sinking. Bill Wilcox would tell Phillips Lord the only thing left to discover about this song is what lines it mean --"blow the man down." He doesn't know anil can't f i n d out. . --o-- ·ggjhishavc It from a local follower ^©jji,of the almanacs that this February IK distinguished by the fact that it will be without a full moon. According to my informant, this happens only once in a century--or maybe two centuries. He wasn't sure which. TODAY IN HISTORY II) ,1. ,1. .-VIl-.VDJ A HE YOL! A GROUCHV How easy it is to gel into grouchy habits. Everyone has annoyances enough to m a k e him irritable and displeased. Not everyone has the grace to let the unpleasant things of life roll off--some let them settle down instead, with "grouch" ns a result. When you display this disagreeable nature it becomes evident that you have very little control over your emotions. Those whom you contact may have less control than you have. Then what is going to happen? Most grouchy folk arc mental weaklings anyway though they would not like to hear it said of them. Certainly they are not their own masters. It may all start quite simply through imitation of some associate. But that is a weakness, isn't it? It may have increased because none has had the temerity to reprove the grouch. To prove that grouchiness can be controlled you have only to watch a lot of men while under the eye of the boss and when they are out of his hearing. The family is not always in a poaition to penalize the grouch and it is they who have the hardest time of it trying to swallow their discomfort and look pleasant--some don't try. ONE-MINUTE rULPIT--Knvy Ihou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.--Proverbs 3:31. Notables Horn This Unit:--William Tecumseh Sherman, b. JS20, great federal general who DIDN say "war is hell." W h a t he did say was: "If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that wnr is war, and not popularity seeking! ' * John Huskin, b. 1819, English critic and artist. * * Jules Verne, b. 1828, whose wildest dreams as set down in his fantastic novels have come true-"20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," "Around the World m 80 Days," etc. * " King Vidor, b. 1890, cinema director. * * Lyle Tnlbot and Charles Ruggles, cine- mactors. 7587--Mnry Stuart, queen of Scots, aged 43, lakt her head upon a block and lost it to satisfy Elizabeth, queen of England. She left behind nome of most famous love letters. IflilO--3" year old Schonectndy, N. Y., wns raided in night by savage Frenchmen and Molmwks wild slaughtered GO men, women and children, captured 27, drove rest of half naked inhabitants into cold so intense that many lost their limbs by frost. The massacre, one of worst in frontier history, set back colonization of the territory for years. 1791--Congress created Rink of United States capital ^10,000,000, at Philadelphia, to act for government in fiscal affairs. 17I7--U. .S. had a president and vice president of different parties for first and last time. Electors balloted this Jatc, chose John Adams, president; Thomas Jefferson, vice president. (Possibility of another vice president of d i f f e r i n g political f-iith from his presi- d e n t was ended by twelfth a m e n d m e n t , enacted in 1803.) ,-g^ thank Ethel Blythe Pcnniug- SH£roth of Tipton, a journalistic Sl^associate of mine of college clays, for this effective verge picture of "My Boy and His Dad:" 1 wntcluhl tliptn o f / In Ihe aim's bright sluiv My boy anil lil.i nail, QIC tracking rahtilts Ln soft, new snow, My lioy nnd tils dm). And my h e i i r l s t r l n y s pulled, unil my pride wellert hlc.h At t h e eunirad«'Hhln tluit assailed my tye From two d i s t a n t f i g u r e s jipalnut lite s k y : My boy rim! bis'dad. At eveiilnK-lime It is «tlll the aame, -My boy and Ilia dart ISeml low th.ilr he.-ul.s o'er nit olil old gam My loy nnd Ills [hid Have, been playing ehrss w i t h much f r l c n d l i And I la In I U n BO life. inv f u l l \\p\] thru tho Tn^s e \vlll slny with my sou My boy nnd his dud! time brick, and my henrt [srcivva w a n n ; My hoy and lib i l n O : A babe held clfno l\\ his f a t h e r ' s arm. My li.iy and his dnd Have neeu climbing lo^ethcL- youth's Bleei: h i l l , SlKirinj; labor's Jry nnd adventure's t h r i l l : Llle g r n t i t them loni; years of each o t h e r still, }.Iy boy r,ml !iis dflu! -- o -saw this fib listed ns winner .second honors in a col- conducted by A. H. S. on the editorial page of the Iowa Recorder at Greene: "I was driving my car in California when the tire blew out. I got out. to fix It, but I discovered I had fur- gotten my tire pump. After patching' the inner tube I put the t i r e back on, turning the valve front- wards. Then I started driving anil .1 went so fast that in a few minute." my speed forced 05 pounds o£ air into the tire. I drove that car 65,000 miles after that, and when I sold the car, that tire was still in good shape." -- i -- aHjjiv wonder who can tell whia (SjjgSjJst'l of circumstances will *S*^ combine to cause nn acci- d e n t ? A man may laugh at danger yet fnll victim to a simple accident. The strongest man i.s not inununo to accidents. For example, an aviator who had flown daily for eight years without a mishap, was run down anil seriously injured in a traffic accident. In another accident, the "iron man" of British stage fame -- a man of great strength who weighed more than 250 pounds -- died of u friendly slap on the back. The slap apparently caused a shock affecting the actor's heart. Accidents seem to defy prediction. The only way to insure orie'.t self against accident is to think safety all the time until it becomes a habit. \Viis nuy damage iltjnn to f h o 1,:;){! u u r k M mi exhibition hist summer at the Chicago A r t Institute? C. K. Not one was- damaged. Is there n t r a n s a t l a n t i c airline 1 ; W. C. The Lufthansa will start regular mail service from Germany lo South America soon. Land ami sea planes are to cover the distance each way in five dr"." ov°r a route from Berlin via France anil Spain to Buthm-st, British Wist Africa; thence across the Atlantic Lo Natal, Brazil. Hnv uiiiuy glaciers un Mount Rainier 1 .' S. D. There are 28. Nisqimlly i.s perhaps the be.sL known since it is located loss than a half-mile from n highway, and is visitctl by thousands of tourists each year. Does freezing canned rmxls spuil llu:m? K. AI. For most canned fruits and vegetables, freezing does not harm their food value or keeping qualities. In fruits, there is no ilisivivrtnlnge or harm done at all. In certain foods, such as p u m p k i n , spaghetti--fools containing starch--tlicrc is a change, resulting In the fond not being as smooth as before, a/id it is true these foods suffer in nppear- ance. How m a n y ounces in a jigger? ,1. E. One and one-half f l u i d ounces, Describe HH Indian u-fjovnrn. L. M. Wigwam i.s tho name for dwellings of eastern Indians of Algonquian stock. It was an arbor-like or conical s t r u c t u r e in which from Canada to North Carolina was employer! the same gonerrtl mode of erection winch variod m a i n l y in the plant materials (.saplings, bark.s, rushes or flags u s e d ) . The typical house of tribes of thr: A l g o n q u i a n family house more than one f a m i l y , were oblong in shape with a round roof and generally miule with a j frame of pole.s, having the roof covered with bark. The interior w;i.s | divideil into c o m p a r t m e n t s and a | smokehole left in the roof. | What is p l u c k i n g strings of a violin culled? S. It. Pizzicato. Is ,Fo Davldsnii, wulptor, un American? I.,. M. Ho was born in New York City of Russian p.-ironts. Tell of the, organization ' t h a t krcps |IM)]|D from c i i i i i i n i t t l n g suicide. K. K. The National Savc-a-Lifc league of New York City is organized to dissuade people from committing suicide. Dr. Henry M. Warren i.s the founder anil president of the league whicli is responsible frr waving muro than 1.000 persons. IVJicrn did Siilnt Kliy.abHh live? I I . I f . Tradition says "Ihc- rli«rly cous-iu" nf Mary lived at A i n - K u r i m , r a journey of about four ilay.s from I N a z a r e t h , , Which rivnr Is lougest'f R. C. The longest single river In the world is the Nile, which flows for ·1,000 miles through. Africa into the Mediterranean. Separately, the Mississippi and the Missouri have a length of 2/1DG miles and 2,9'ir. miles respectively. The Missouri added to the lower course of the Mississippi gives a water system of ·1,221. mile.s--the longest in the world. How m u c h paid to wheat farmers for r u r t a i l i n g their wheat ncn-ncu for 1!):))'.' S. M. Already $3S,2!)fi,590. Collections from the wheat processing tax from which the adjustments will be made, had totalled ?50,72],G3L up to Dec. 31, ism. W h a t liDimr Mas hcstinu'il liy I he ivar on Ihc fill her of Whistler'.' M. W. Iu JS'17, the railway which Major Whistlor constructed was ·complet- ed. The czar, upon inspecting the work, hung around the engineer's neck the order of .St. Anno. Whnrn \\-HH Sherwood forest, tin: homo of Jtobiti Hood and his band'.' H. \V. It i.s n. wooded and h i l l y region in Nottinghamshire, England, miuhj famous in the Robin Hood legends. How many Imoks anil iianijihlcAs given lo l h i library of congress in a your? T. AI. In the fiscal year ending J u n e 80. iO.'lS, such Rifts totalled 25,101. When wa.s slnrch liitroduci:il into Kngtand? f^. I'"*. Iu the reign of Kli/jibRth, who If said to have appointed a special court o f f i c i a l for laundry starching. In l.Ki-l. Ml!c. van ilei- Plane, " Flemish w o m a n , name to London lo ralablisfi a training center for starching. AUNT NET By Robert QtiiMcn ''M;iyU: t h e h u m a n rriff.; i.s bad, I n i f c you don't sue ;in.v lf!H of i i m i u i l y m a k i i f ,1 l i v i n ' I)}' depr'iidm' on a rolled ion plal.c."

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